Slavery Act

Modern Slavery Policy

MAS RECRUITMENT LTD (hereinafter referred to as MAS, the employment business) is committed to eliminating modern slavery, human trafficking, forced labour, and similar human rights abuses.

  • MAS is committed to ensuring that its staff and any workers it supplies (directly or indirectly) are not subject to behaviour or threats that may amount to modern slavery, human trafficking, forced labour, and similar human rights abuses.
  • Mas provides appropriate training and awareness information for all of its staff.
    In particular:
  • All of our staff receive awareness-raising information around issues involving modern slavery and human trafficking, so that they can bring any concerns they have to the attention of management.
  • Any staff, workers or other parties are strongly encouraged to report any concerns or suspicions that they might have to the MD; Michael Rowe
  • Reports surrounding these issues are taken extremely seriously by the management who are committed to ensuring that all investigations shall be prompt and effective. If our investigations reveal any issues, we are committed to taking appropriate action, including but not limited to:
    • Working with the appropriate organisations to improve standards,
    • Removing that organisation from our preferred supplier list,
    • Passing details to appropriate law enforcement bodies.

We regularly monitor our risks in this area through the use of relevant key performance indicators, including:

  • The percentage of suppliers who sign up to an appropriate code / provide their own modern slavery statements,
  • The effectiveness of enforcement against suppliers who breach policies,
  • The amount of time spent on audits, re-audits, spot checks, and related due diligence, and
  • The level of modern slavery training and awareness amongst our staff.
  • As part of our efforts in this area, we have published a modern slavery statement.
  • We would also recommend reading this in conjunction with our other policies, including our:
    • Corporate social responsibility policy,
    • Ethical procurement policy,
    • Anti-bribery / corruption policy, and
    • Whistle-blowing policy.

This policy was adopted on July 2015 after being agreed by Directors/Shareholders. It is reviewed on an annual basis.

Modern Slavery Statement

MAS RECRUITMENT LTD

This statement is made as part of our commitment to eliminating the exploitation of people under the Modern Slavery Act 2015 (the Act). It summarises how MAS operates, the policies and processes in place to minimise the possibility of any problems, any risks we have identified and how we monitor them, and how we train our staff.

  1. statement is published in accordance with section 54 of the Act, and relates to the financial year April 2016 to March 2017. It was approved by Director and shareholders on July 4th 2017.

Michael Rowe

Managing Director/Shareholder

Our Business

MAS Recruitment is a limited company operating in the recruitment sector. We provide introduction services / supply temporary workers in the capacity of Employment Agent and Employment Business.

MAS Recruitment is an independent business, privately owned and operated by Mr M G Rowe and Mrs S Rowe.

Who we work with

All of the hirers that we work with, and all of the work-seekers we provide, are known to and identified by our staff. All of the temporary workers we supply are identified by our staff. We do not supply work-seekers to hiring companies through any intermediaries.

The hiring companies that we work with are located across the South East or UK based. The Workers and Applicants we introduce and supply live in the UK. We do not import workers from overseas, via third parties or partner agencies or external sources. Applications are only taken from the individual who is seeking work finding services.

Other relationships

Our Policies

MAS has a modern slavery policy available by request from the Directors office

Policy development and review

MAS policies are established by Director/Shareholders Mr M G Rowe Dip. RP FIRP and Mrs S Rowe, Cert. RP FIRP based on advice from HR professionals, industry best practice and legal advice, and in consultation with any relevant advisors. We review our policies on a regular as needed to adapt to changes.

Our Processes for Managing Risk

In order to assess the risk of modern slavery, we use the following processes with our suppliers:

  • When engaging with suppliers, we ask for evidence of their processes and policies, including commitments around modern slavery, human trafficking, forced labour, human rights, and whistle-blowing.
  • We review the potential for risk at regular intervals, including the possibility of re-auditing a supplier or conducting spot checks.

After due consideration, we have not identified any significant risks of modern slavery, forced labour, or human trafficking in our supply chain. However, we continue to be alert to the potential for problems.

Additionally, we have taken the following steps to minimise the possibility of any problems:

  • We reserve the right to conduct spot-checks of the businesses who supply us, in order to investigate any complaints.
  • We require the businesses we work with to address modern slavery concerns in their policies and publish a modern slavery statement.
  • We collaborate with our suppliers in order to improve standards and transparency across our supply chain.
  • Only senior members of staff who have undergone appropriate training for assessing modern slavery risks in the supply chain are authorised to sign contracts and establish commercial relationships in any area where we have identified the potential for risk.
  • We ensure that all of our suppliers are members of appropriate industry bodies and working groups.

Our staff are encouraged to bring any concerns they have to the attention of management.

Our Performance

As part of monitoring the performance of MAS we track the following general key performance indicators:

Based on the potential risks we have identified, we have also established the following key performance indicators, which are regularly assessed by Directors/Shareholders.

  • the effectiveness of enforcement against suppliers who breach policies
  • the amount of time spent on audits, re-audits, spot checks, and related due diligence
  • the level of modern slavery training and awareness amongst our staff

Our Training

All of our staff receive training and support that is appropriate to their role. In particular:

  • Our staff receive detailed training in identifying and resolving concerns around modern slavery and human trafficking.
  • All of our staff receive awareness-raising information around issues involving modern slavery and human trafficking, so that they can bring any concerns they have to the attention of management.

As part of this, our staff are encouraged to discuss any concerns that they have and in particular highlight areas they need additional training to be delivered.