Modern Slavery Act Transparency Statement for Edenred (UK Group) Ltd.
OPENING STATEMENT FROM THE DIRECTOR HUMAN RESOURCES
Slavery and human trafficking is a hidden blight on our global society. We all have a responsibility to be alert to the risks, however small, in our business and in the wider supply chain. Our colleagues are expected to report concerns and management are expected to act upon them.
Edenred (UK Group) Ltd is dedicated to preventing modern slavery and human trafficking from taking place within its business and supply chain. We adopt a zero-tolerance approach to slavery and human trafficking in all forms throughout the organisation, which extends to our supply chains. This includes rigorous employment vetting and due diligence when selecting and approving suppliers. As part of our zero-tolerance approach, any risk with a supplier will result in no further work being offered to related suppliers.
STRUCTURE AND SUPPLY CHAINS
Edenred (UK Group) Ltd is a wholly owned subsidiary of Edenred SA, France. The Edenred Group is the world’s leading provider of prepaid services. Edenred’s business base is spread evenly among developed and emerging markets. Edenred (UK Group) Ltd employs 180 people in the UK; the following weblink provides more information regarding the nature of our business www.edenred.co.uk .
The nature of our business requires that we work in conjunction with a range of affiliates, suppliers and partners and we uphold the expectation to commit to all relevant legislation with all our suppliers.
POLICIES RELATING TO SLAVERY AND HUMAN TRAFFICKING
The following policies exist within our organisation, which demonstrate our opposition to modern slavery:
- Edenred Charter of Ethics.
- Edenred Group Corporate Social Responsibility Global Statement aspart of part of the Edenred Group Registration Document.
A copy of these polices are available on www.edenred.com We ensure that relevant suppliers are aware of the relevant policies pertaining to the product area/service provided and encourage them to adopt the same high standards.
DUE DILIGENCE PROCESSES RELATING TO SLAVERY AND HUMAN TRAFFICKING
As part of our efforts to monitor, manage and reduce the risk of slavery and human trafficking occurring within our business or supply chains, we adopt the following due diligence procedures:
- Identify, monitor and manage areas of potential risk in our business and supply chains.
- Scrutinise any identified areas of risk within our business and supply chains.
- Provide support and protection from detriment or disadvantage to any person who, in the public interest, raises genuine concerns amounting to a protected disclosure.
- Rigorous Employment Vetting.
- Due Diligence on all suppliers.
- Obligations to Partners to comply with all relevant legislation.
RISK AND COMPLIANCE
Our organisation regularly evaluates the nature and extent to which our business and our supply chains are exposed to the risk of modern slavery occurring. The following list of risk management activities and procedures demonstrates our commitment to compliance:
In the UK, we do not consider that we operate in high risk sectors or locations. Where we have identified a potential risk, we prioritise this risk and take appropriate action to put remedial measures in place. No further work would be offered to related suppliers, following discussions of apparent related acts/omissions by the supplier. A copy of our employment vetting procedure is available on request and subject to a non-disclosure agreement.
We ensure all employees and Directors are aware of the risks of modern slavery and human trafficking in our business and supply chains. This statement is made in accordance with section 54(1) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and constitutes Edenred (UK Group) Ltd.’s slavery and human trafficking statement for the financial year ending 31/12/2020.
Alisdair Seenan - HR Director - Edenred (UK Group) Ltd. February 2021
Modern Slavery Act Transparency Statement Issue Number: 5
Issue Date: 09/02/2021