Section 54 Statement
Introduction from Matthew Reddy – Chief Executive
We are committed to improving our practices to combat slavery and human trafficking. It is of the highest priority that we ensure that we do business with honest and integrity and that the suppliers we deal with do the same.
Mainline is a provider of specialist recruitment services in the UK, and our ultimate parent company is People Solutions Group Limited. People Solutions Group Limited has its head office in the UK. Mainline has been trading since 1990 and specialises in recruitment (temporary and permanent) for Driving, Logistics and Warehousing, Manufacturing, Food Production, Skilled and Technical, Office and Commercial, Permanent and
Managed Services roles. The company supplies thousands of workers in the UK and employs over 36 staff throughout its UK branches and site network.
Our business is organised over 3 locations across Swindon and Bristol. We are a high street recruiter with considerable experience covering a wide spectrum of commercial, industrial and driving disciplines.
Our supply chains
Our supply chains include:
– Procurement of goods and services
Our policies on slavery and human trafficking
We are committed to ensuring that there is no modern slavery or human trafficking in our supply chains or in any part of our business. Our Anti-Slavery and Human Trafficking Policy reflects our commitment to acting ethically and with integrity in all our business relationships and to implementing and enforcing effective systems and controls to ensure slavery and human trafficking is not taking place anywhere in our supply
Due diligence processes for slavery and human trafficking
As part of our initiative to identify and mitigate risk, we are a licensed labour provider under the provisions of the Gang Master Licencing Act 2004 and we adhere to the standards along with guidelines from Stronger Together and the Ethical Trading Initiative (http://www.gla.gov.uk/) As part of our due diligence, we ensure that all new suppliers are visited on site, suppliers are audited and re-audited every year to ensure adherence to our strict standards of ethically transparent supply chains.
We also have in place systems to:
– Identify and assess potential risk areas in our supply chains to include country and business transaction risk
– Mitigate the risk of slavery and human trafficking occurring in our supply chains
– Monitor potential risk areas in our supply chains
– Protect whistle blowers
Supplier adherence to our values and ethics
We have zero tolerance to slavery and human trafficking. To ensure all those in our supply chain and contractors comply with our values and ethics, we have a dedicated compliance team, which consists of representatives from the following departments:
– Human resources
To ensure a high level of understanding of the risks of modern slavery and human trafficking, as well as all aspects of regulations, laws and standards in our supply chains and our business, we provide training to all of our staff. This forms part of the induction process which every new employee receives within their first month, as well as refresher training, which is completed 6 monthly for all staff to ensure they are aware of
our stance on preventing slavery and human trafficking within our business and supply chains, and for those staff involved in the supply chain process, e.g. procurement, sales etc.
Our effectiveness in combating slavery and human trafficking
We use the following means to measure how effective we have been to ensure that slavery and human trafficking is not taking place in any part of our business or supply chains.
– Business function reports
– Internal staff training and induction process
– Our suppliers are obliged to audit their own supply chains and report on the findings
This statement is made pursuant to section 54(1) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and constitutes our slavery and human trafficking statement for the financial year ending 2015.