Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking Statement

 

City of Bristol College is committed to preventing slavery and human trafficking in its corporate activities, and to ensuring that its supply chains are free from slavery and human trafficking.

We are working towards understanding all potential modern slavery risks related to college business and to putting in place steps that are aimed at ensuring that there is no slavery or human trafficking within our own business and our supply chains.

Relevant policies

The organisation operates the following policies (currently under review) that describe its approach to the identification of modern slavery risks and steps to be taken to prevent slavery and human trafficking in its operations:

 Whistleblowing policy City of Bristol College encourages all its workers, customers and other business partners to report any concerns related to the direct activities, or the supply chains of, the organisation.

 Employee code of conduct City of Bristol College makes clear to employees the actions and behaviour expected of them when representing the organisation. The organisation strives to maintain the highest standards of employee conduct and ethical behaviour when operating abroad and managing its supply chain.

 Sustainable Procurement Policy The College recognises that as a major local buyer and employer, we have a responsibility to carry out our purchasing in the most social, economic and environmentally friendly manner as possible.

 Recruitment/Agency workers City of Bristol College uses only specified, reputable employment agencies to source labour and always verifies the practices of any new agency it is using before accepting workers from that agency.

 Safeguarding Policy: All staff are required to undertake safeguarding training. The College also has in place a dedicated Safeguarding Team and procedures for supporting learners at risk.

The college will undertake due diligence when considering taking on new suppliers, and regularly reviews its existing suppliers.

Corporation approval

This statement has been approved by the Corporation who will review and update it annually.

Date: June 2017