Our commitment to the principles of the Modern Slavery Act 2015
Circle is committed to the principles of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and the abolition of modern slavery and human trafficking. As an equal-opportunities employer, Circle is committed to creating and ensuring a non-discriminatory and respectful working environment for its staff. Circle wants all its staff to feel confident that they can expose wrongdoing without any risk to themselves.
Circle’s recruitment and people management processes are designed to ensure that all prospective employees are legally entitled to work in the UK and to safeguard employees from any abuse or coercion once in our employment.
Circle does not enter into business with any organisation, in the United Kingdom or abroad, which knowingly supports or is found to be involved in slavery, servitude and forced or compulsory labour.
Circle maintains the following which are accessible to all staff via the intranet and which aim to reduce the risk of any coercion or slavery:
- Equalities policy
- Recruitment process
Our supply chain
Due to the nature of our business, Circle assesses itself to have a low risk of Modern Slavery in our business and supply chains. Our supply chains are limited and we procure goods and services from a restricted range of high-tech suppliers.
Embedding the principles
The principles will continue to be embedded by the following activities:
- Ensure that consideration of the modern slavery risks and prevention are added to our other policies.
- Continue to take action to embed a zero-tolerance policy towards modern slavery.
- Ensure that staff involved in buying/procurement and the recruitment and deployment of workers receive training on modern slavery and ethical employment practices.