Modern Slavery Statement
WISP Global Limited has a zero-tolerance approach to all forms of modern slavery and human trafficking; and is committed to acting ethically and with integrity in all its activities.
This statement is made in accordance to Section 54 (1) of The Modern Slavery Act 2015 and constitutes WISP Global Ltd.’s modern slavery and human trafficking statement for our financial year ending April 2020. The Directors of WISP Global Ltd are responsible for implementing this Statement and providing adequate resources, training and investment to ensure that human trafficking and modern slavery is prevented from taking place within our organisation or its supply chain.
This statement will be reviewed annually and made publicly available on our website www.wispglobal.com
Our Business, Structure and Supply Chains
WISP Global Ltd is a small specialist engineering consultancy which provides technical expertise to the Water and Waste Water Utility Sector in the UK. We operate out of a Head Office in Stoke on Trent and at client offices across the UK.
WISP Global Ltd provides a service to clients rather than plant & equipment; and as such has a relatively small and well-established supply chain.
All our employees are engaged with a written contract of employment and their right to work in the UK is established prior to their employment starting. All employees are provided with a Staff Handbook, which encompasses all company policies including: Equal Opportunities Policy, Anti-harassment & Bullying Policy, Whistle-Blowing Policy, Grievance Policy and Anti-corruption & Bribery Policy.
All employees are made aware of their statutory rights during the induction process.
Incorporating Human Trafficking and Modern Slavery Risk Reduction into Process
We ask all our suppliers to confirm that they comply with The Modern Slavery Act 2015; and furthermore, ask for copies of their policies to demonstrate their approach. Where we work with small companies who do not have policies in place, we require them to sign up to our Code of Business Conduct.
In accordance with guidelines issued under section 54 (9) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015, we adopt a risk-based approach during procurement, considering factors like Country Risk, Sector Risk, Transaction Risk and Business Risk. We undertake an annual review of our procurement process and understand the importance of active monitoring and auditing of our supply chain to ensure and maintain compliance.
Communication & Awareness Training
Any changes to our procurement process are communicated to all employees who have responsibility for suppliers and buying through training and policies. Awareness training is provided for senior management and employees involved in the procurement function.
Public interest disclosure
We encourage staff to raise concerns without fear of reprisal and provide several communications channels for this purpose, which are detailed in the Staff Handbook.
Human Resources Director