Modern Slavery Act Transparency Statement
This statement is made pursuant to S54(1) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and sets out the steps the Company has taken during the financial year 1st March 2016 to 28th February 2017 to ensure that slavery and human trafficking is not taking place in our supply chains or in any part of our business.
Our organisation and business
A-Plan Group Limited is a non-trading holding company operating in the insurance broking market. Our head office is in Witney and we have 5 trading companies as subsidiaries within a group structure, all of whom are based in the UK. We are committed to providing clients excellent client service and insurance products that offer value for money and meet their needs.
We are committed to ensuring that there is no slavery, servitude, forced or compulsory labour, abuse of power over vulnerable individuals, human trafficking or any other form of exploitation as contemplated by the Modern Slavery Act 2015. To the contrary we see our business as a place where people can flourish in a supportive environment.
Our supply chains
Our trading company supply chain includes recognised UK insurers all of which are authorised by the Financial Conduct Authority. We also use IT and telephony companies. We do not act as a producer or manufacturer or retailer of physical goods and therefore have no supply chain in relation to these activities.
Our policies on slavery and human trafficking
We have a zero tolerance approach to modern slavery which reflects our approach to acting ethically and with integrity in our business relationships and to implementing and enforcing effective systems that ensure that we do not undertake business activities with any organisation that may be exposed to slavery and human trafficking.
Assessment of modern slavery risk within our supply chain and due diligence
In the past year we have increased our focus on modern slavery and each trading company has undertaken a risk assessment to determine where the risks of modern slavery and human trafficking could arise and completed due diligence of any “at risk” suppliers. All employees in the company have their place of work as one of the offices owned or leased by the company. We have clear policies for engagement and contracting individuals.
We understand that the greatest risk of modern slavery and human trafficking is in emerging markets. We do not trade outside of the UK however we have conducted due diligence of those suppliers that we believe may be exposed to such a risk.
We will continue to undertake training of employees to ensure that they understand the risks and comply with our required standards.
Group Chief Executive