This statement is made pursuant to section 54(1) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 (the Act) and sets out the steps taken by Apollo Education UK Limited (AEUK) in preventing modern slavery and human trafficking in its business and supply chains. We have a zero- tolerance approach to modern slavery, and we are committed to acting ethically and with integrity in all our business dealings and relationships and to implementing and enforcing effective systems and controls to ensure modern slavery is not taking place anywhere in our own business or in any of our supply chains.
Roles and Responsibilities
- Managing Director
The Managing Director, on behalf of the Board of Directors, is responsible for ensuring that the Company has defined values and behaviors that ensure employees, service users and customers comply with the Modern Slavery statement.
All Managers are responsible for fully complying with this policy and advocating the policy statements in all activities.
- All employees
Employees at all levels are responsible for ensuring those reporting to them understand and comply with this policy and are given adequate and regular training on it and the issue of modern slavery in supply chains
Modern Slavery Statement
AEUK is committed to tackling modern slavery within its operations and its supply chain as follows:
- Train all staff on how to spot and report signs of modern slavery during the recruitment process and throughout its supply chain (land-based agents).
- Identify risks by conducting risk assessments to identify and analyze supply chain risks, from end to end. This involves looking at direct and indirect suppliers and taking steps to reduce risks within every link in the supply chain.
- Perform due diligence by conducting audits of our land-based agent operations to find out how staff is sourced, and any prices paid.
- Implement a Supplier Code of Conduct for all its suppliers which clearly outline standards and expectations for ethical behaviour in the areas of labor, health and safety and the environment.
- Provide its supply chain with training that explains their contractual obligations to comply with ethical business standards and practices. AEUK also commits to use the UK government’s Modern Slavery Assessment Tool (MSAT) in order to identify further risks and understand and identify where there may be risks of modern slavery in its supply chain.