This statement is made on behalf of Highline Recruitment Limited. Any references to ‘we’, ‘us’ or ‘our’ shall be interpreted as references to Highline, as the context so requires.
This is our annual statement of slavery and human trafficking, made in compliance with section 54 of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 (the “Act”), in which we explain how slavery and human trafficking can affect our business and the steps we are taking in the fight against it. We are committed to improving our practices to combat slavery and human trafficking.
We are part of the Highline Group with the head office of Highline Recruitment Limited based in England, and operating internationally in France through Highline Paris.
We supply candidates to our clients based in many different countries across the world, and we operate in the following sectors: architecture, interior design, engineering, sustainable construction and construction technology.
We consider that modern slavery encompasses:
– human trafficking;
– forced work, through mental or physical threat;
– being owned or controlled by an employer through mental or physical abuse of the threat of abuse;
– being dehumanised, treated as a commodity or being bought or sold as property;
– being physically constrained or to have restriction placed on freedom of movement.
Our supply chain is comprised of suppliers who provide goods and services to us, and includes IT, finance, legal and marketing services, training providers and printing services. We have reviewed the risks that these supply chains can present and whilst we consider our exposure to modern slavery to be limited, we expect our suppliers and contyractors to demonstrate a zero-tolerance approach to exploitation.
Our policies on slavery and human trafficking
We are committed to ensouring that there is no modern slavery or human trafficking in our supply chains or in any part of our business. Our Modern Slavery Policy reflects our commitment to acting ethically and with integrity in all our business relationships and to implementing and enforcing effective systems and controls to ensure slavery and human trafficking is not taking place anywhere in our supply chains. This policy is available to, accessible by and applicable to all our employees and directors. Any and all amendments are immediately drawn to their attention and they are required to acknowledge that they have read, understood and agree to all obligations.
Our employees are directed to immediately report any information from any source that alleges a violation of our Modern Slavery Policy.
We carry out due diligence processes in relation to ensuring slavery and/or human trafficking does not take place in its organisation or supply chains, including conducting a review of the controls of its suppliers.
We have not not, to our knowledge, conducted any business with another organisation which has been found to have involved itself with modern slavery.
In accordance with section 54(4) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015, we have taken the following steps to ensure that modern slavery is not taking place:
– reviewing our supplier contracts to include termination powers in the event that the supplier is, or is suspected, to be involved in modern slavery;
– annual checks to embed a zero-tolerance policy towards modern slavery;
– training staff on the topic of modern slavery.
This statement is made in pursuance of Section 54(1) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 andwill be reviewed for each financial year.