There are still an estimated 35.8 million people in slavery globally which is more than at any other point in human history. Forced slavery in the private economy is currently estimated to generate £100 billion in illegal profits.
Arcus are committed to keeping out acts of modern day slavery from within its own business and from within its supply chains. Arcus acknowledges responsibility to the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and will ensure transparency within the organisation and with suppliers of goods and services to the organisation.
Our supply chain comprises of the engagement of contractor organisations to carry out works and services on our clients’ sites and the sourcing of materials and manufactured products. We are committed to ensuring that slavery and human trafficking plays no part in our supply chain or any part of our business.
Arcus has a number of policies in place that have been assessed to ensure compliance to the Modern Slavery Act 2015 to mitigate the risk of slavery and human trafficking within the organisation;
- Employment, Recruitment and Selection Policy which ensure all current and potential colleagues have the right to work in the UK
- Reporting Wrongdoing Policy that provides a means for colleagues to report wrongdoing within the business whilst protecting whistleblowers from victimisation.
- Bullying and Harassment Policy that sets the standards of dignity and respect expected within Arcus.
- Grievance Policy that give colleagues a means to raise claims of poor or unfair treatment.
Arcus provide all managers within training on implementing the policies and support this through having a proactive HR department that provides ongoing guidance.
Arcus ensures their suppliers of goods and services comply with the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and does not support, or deal with, suppliers or businesses that are knowingly involved with slavery, human trafficking or the exploitation of vulnerable adults or children. Arcus will not tolerate the use of deception, sexual or threatening behaviour within the organisation or its supply chain. We actively seek compliance by the management of our internal procedures.