Fredward 16 Limited
Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking Statement
JUL 2020

Introduction

This Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking Statement relates to actions and activities during the financial year ending March 2020.

The statement sets down Fredward’s commitment to preventing slavery and human trafficking in our business activities and the steps we have put in place with the aim of ensuring that there is no slavery or human trafficking in our own business and supply chains. We all have a duty to be alert to risks, however small. Staff are expected to report their concerns and management to act upon them

Organisational structure and supply chains

This statement covers the business activities of Fredward 16 Limited which are as follows:

Provision of management consulting activities in the field of data management and large scale change programmes.

The Company currently operates in the following countries:

United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.

Responsibility for the Company’s anti-slavery initiatives is as follows:

  1. Policies: the Chief of Staff or Managing Director is responsible for creating and reviewing policies. The process by which policies are developed is driven by the expectations of our clients, which comprise FTSE100 multinational corporations as well as incorporating industry best practice and international standards wherever possible.
  2. Due diligence: the Managing Director is responsible for due diligence in relation to known or suspected instances of modern slavery and human trafficking.

Training

To ensure a good understanding of the risks of modern slavery and human trafficking in our business and supply chains, the Company requires all staff, including employees and contractors to undertake formal training including mandatory training required by our clients.

Policies

The Company is committed to ensuring that there is no modern slavery or human trafficking in our business or our supply chains. This Statement affirms its intention to act ethically in our business relationships

The following policies set down our approach to the identification of modern slavery risks and steps to be taken to prevent slavery and human trafficking in our operations:

  1. Whistleblowing policy – the Company encourages all its workers, customers and other business partners to report any concerns related to its direct activities or its supply chains.
  2. Company Code of Conduct – The Code of Conduct sets down the actions and behaviour expected of employees when representing the Company
  3. Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Policy – The Company’s CSR policy summarises how we manage our environmental impacts and how we work responsibly with suppliers and local communities.

Due Diligence Processes for Slavery and Human Trafficking

The Company undertakes due diligence when considering taking on new suppliers, and regularly reviews its existing suppliers. The Company’s due diligence process includes building long-standing relationships with suppliers and making clear our expectations of business partners and evaluating the modern slavery and human trafficking risks of each new supplier and invoking sanctions against suppliers that fail to improve their performance in line with an action plan provided by us, including the termination of the business relationship.

Performance indicators

The Company uses the following key performance indicators (KPIs) to measure how effective we are in ensuring slavery and human trafficking is not taking place in any part of our business or supply chains including requiring all relevant staff to have completed training on modern slavery.

This Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking Statement will be regularly reviewed and updated as necessary. The management team endorses this policy statement and is fully committed to its implementation.

Name: Ashley Bragg
Position: Managing Director
Date: 01 July 2020
Signature: AJB