Medway Practices Alliance (MPA) slavery and human trafficking statement
At Medway Practices Alliance (MPA) we are committed to ensuring that no modern slavery or human trafficking takes place in any part of our business or our service line. This statement sets out actions taken by MPA to understand all potential modern slavery and human trafficking risks and to implement effective systems and controls.
MPA have internal policies and procedures in place that assess supplier risk in relation to the potential for modern slavery or human trafficking.
The Board of Directors has considered and approved this statement and will continue to support the requirements of the legislation.
The aim of this statement is to demonstrate that MPA follows good practice and all reasonable steps are taken to prevent slavery and human trafficking.
All members of staff have a personal responsibility for the successful prevention of slavery and human trafficking with the Finance Department taking responsibility for overall compliance.
Section 54 of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 requires us to set out the steps that we have taken during the financial year to ensure that slavery and human trafficking is not taking place in any of its supply chains, and in any part of its own business.
Medway Practices Alliance (MPA) fully supports the Government’s objectives to eradicate modern slavery and human trafficking and recognises the significant role the MPA has to play in both combatting it and supporting victims. In particular, we are strongly committed to ensuring our supply chains and business activities are free from ethical and labour standards abuses. Steps taken to date include:
Medway Practices Alliance (MPA) Business Case approval process now includes a question on Social Value which must be considered before the budget for a proposed procurement is approved. This question is supported by explanatory narrative, which makes direct references to labour rights and the Modern Slavery Act.
We intend to take further steps to identify, assess and monitor potential risk areas in terms of modern slavery and human trafficking, particularly in our supply chains.
Our anti-slavery programme will also:
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