Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking Statement
This statement is made on behalf of the Kintec Global Recruitment in accordance with the Modern Slavery Act 2015.
Modern slavery is a crime and a violation of fundamental human rights. It takes various forms, such as slavery, servitude, forced and compulsory labour and human trafficking, all of which have in common the deprivation of a person's liberty by another in order to exploit them for personal or commercial gain.
Kintec are a leading technical recruitment agency working within the Oil & Gas, Rail, Life Sciences, Infrastructure, Power and Chemicals Industries.
We’re committed to providing an ethical service that respects legislation and best practice principles, without compromising on urgency. Our commitment to our specialised consultants, our expanding networks and providing the best possible support is what distinguishes us as a leading recruitment partner.
Kintec Ethical Policy, Diversity & Equal Opportunities Policy, Anti-Bribery Policy GDPR Policy, Whistleblowing Policy and Suppliers’ Code of Conduct reflect our commitment to acting ethically and with integrity in all our business relationships.
Kintec has over 35 employees and a global annual turnover which exceeds the current turnover threshold of £36m per annum under the Modern Slavery Act 2015.
Due Diligence and Supply Chains
We have zero tolerance to slavery and human trafficking. As part of the Kintec responsibilities, we ensure (either ourselves or through contractual obligations imposed on its suppliers or clients) that all workers engaged or employed for its own business purposes or supplied to its clients:
• Have the right to work in the relevant jurisdiction;
• Can choose who to work for;
• Can leave the company (or agency) upon reasonable notice;
• Are provided with suitable contracts for their engagement type, and that those contracts are compliant with local legislation;
• Are treated in a fair and equal manner and with dignity and respect; and
• Receive their full pay entitlement in a timely manner.
In addition, we comply with our statutory and regulatory compliance obligations by imposing resilient internal processes and procedures.
Our supply chain includes the sourcing of candidates for supply into our clients across the UK and Globally. Having a supply chain inevitably increases the potential risk of slavery and human trafficking, therefore Kintec has a preferred supplier list in which suppliers are extensively reviewed and vetted before being allowed to become a supplier. Supply chain checks and reviews are conducted by our Compliance team.
Kintec expects suppliers to operate in an ethical, legally-compliant and professional manner and to promote the same high standards within their own supply chains, including maintaining appropriate policies and procedures to recognise, respect and protect the human rights of employees, temporary workers and contractors, suppliers and business partners. As part of a commitment to identify and address risks of modern slavery and human trafficking, we will continue to undertake due diligence to improve compliance throughout our supply chains.
We are fully committed to ensuring transparency within the business and our supply chains and that all possible steps are taken to prevent any form of modern slavery or human trafficking.
Risk Management and Control
In order to assess the risk of modern slavery, we use the following processes:
Identify and assess potential risk areas when considering taking on new suppliers and regularly review our existing supply chains whether such risks are directly or indirectly linked to our business activity, or relating to the geographical areas in which we operate.
Review the potential for risk at regular intervals, including the possibility of re-auditing a supplier or conducting spot checks.
A key part of Kintec strategy is to deliver training to staff in order to promote a cultural change and to ensure a high level of understanding of the risks of modern slavery and human trafficking.
This training helps staff:
• to identify the signs of slavery and human trafficking within the business and supply chains;
• to assess the risk of slavery and human trafficking;
• to understand the procedure and initial steps that should be taken if slavery or human trafficking is suspected, including how to escalate any potential issues; and
• to understand that there are external trusted partners to share any identified risks and suspected issues, including representative bodies, industry associations or working groups.
This statement is made pursuant to section 54(1) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and constitutes Kintec Global Recruitment Slavery and Human Trafficking Statement for the financial year ending 31 March 2018.