Modern Slavery Statement

In September 2016 the Danbro Group pledged our commitment to ensuring that Modern Slavery of any kind would not be tolerated within our operations and supply chain (our supply chain being anyone that provides a product or service to us). By the time of issuing our first Modern Slavery Statement we had already introduced policies and controls to enable reports to be made and action taken. We also introduced our Anti-Slavery and Human Trafficking Policy which reflects our commitment to acting ethically and with integrity in all our business relationships.

With our policies and reporting mechanisms established, we then took further steps in 2017 and 2018 to drive our commitment forward. This consisted of:

  • Introducing Mandatory Modern Slavery Awareness Workshops for all managers and appropriate customer focused employees
  • Developed online Modern Slavery Awareness training for all other employees
  • Updating our induction programme for all new starters to include Modern Slavery training
  • Investing and developing new systems and processes to ensure employee and client information is more secure and auditable
  • Reviewing and updating Danbro’s agreements and contracts with suppliers ensuring that they are also committed to the abolishment of slavery and trafficking by ensuring compliance in their own business and subsequent supply chain
  • Ensuring that all employees are paid at least the National Minimum Wage or National Living Wage
  • Updating Danbro’s Anti-Money Laundering checks in line with new legislation which includes:
    • 2017 Money Laundering Regulations
    • 2002 Proceed of Crime Act (POCA) as amended by the Criminal Finances Act 2017
    • Terrorism Act 2000 as amended by the Anti-Terrorism, Crime and Security Act 2001
    • Other anti-terrorism legislation
  • Revising our Anti-Money Laundering training which has been included in our induction training for new employees and forms part of our mandatory annual refresher training programme
  • New systems and processes to ensure all assignment details are current and accurate
  • Investigating, recording and alleviating all concerns received about Modern Slavery

In addition, the Danbro Group continue to be proud official sponsors of Operation Orphan, a charity dedicated to supporting and protecting vulnerable children and orphans across the world. If you would like to learn more about the excellent work that Operation Orphan does, or wish to get involved, please visit http://www.operation-orphan.org/

Since 2016 we have achieved a greater understanding and awareness of Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking across the Group and more members of our Danbro family have been inspired to get involved and to champion Anti-Slavery across all areas of our organisation in 2019. Our focus this year will be to:

  • Perform quarterly welfare checks on employees in our high risk categories (non-English speaking, no direct contact, from countries that are high on the slavery index, working in high risk sectors)
  • Increase awareness of Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking through our supply chain
  • Continue to support and assist Operation Orphan to protect vulnerable children and orphans both in the UK and abroad

This statement is made pursuant to section 54(1) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and constitutes our Group slavery and human trafficking statement for the financial year ending 31st March 2019.

Damian Broughton MBE
Executive Chairman