QUBA SOLUTIONS MODERN SLAVERY & HUMAN TRAFFICKING STATEMENT 2018

Introduction from the Board of Quba Solutions Ltd

Slavery and human trafficking remain a blight on our global society and we all have a responsibility to be alert to the risks, however small, within our own business and in the wider supply chain.

This statement sets out Quba Solutions Ltd’s actions to understand all potential modern slavery risks related to its business and to put in place steps that are aimed at ensuring that there is no slavery or human trafficking in its own business and its supply chains.

Quba Solutions Ltd operates in multiple industries, including but not limited to; Driving, Engineering, Industrial, IT, Legal, Medical, Office/Admin workers, Sales & Marketing, Social/Care and Telecoms Engineering

Our staff are expected to report concerns and management are expected to act upon any reports.

Organisational Structure

Quba Solutions Ltd provides both the finance and back office capability in a convenient online platform, to run and grow a successful recruitment business. We provide services, skills and expertise across Construction, Health, Education, IT, Engineering and Social Care sectors.

Quba Solutions Ltd has an annual turnover in excess of £40m.

Our Supply Chain

Quba Solutions Ltd is committed to acting ethically and expect all of their suppliers to make the same commitment. Quba Solutions Ltd will address any failures by their suppliers to meet such standards on a case by case basis and ultimately may lead to their ceasing to trade with any such supplier.

Our Policies on Slavery and Human Trafficking

We are committed to ensuring that there is no modern slavery or human trafficking in our supply chains or in any part of our business. Our Anti-Slavery policy reflects Quba Solutions Ltd’s commitment to always act ethically and with integrity throughout our business relationships.

Due Diligence for Slavery and Human Trafficking

As part of our policy and procedures to identify any risk, Quba Solutions Ltd ensures that;

  • Where viable, we run regular Assignment Checks to ensure that workers hours and pay are accurate and that their working environment matches our requirements.

  • We always complete a Right to Work check, ensuring that those workers do have the right to work in the UK and are aware of the rights and responsibilities working in the UK gives.

  • Where possible we speak with agency partners to ensure that the worker is provided with adequate support throughout their assignment.

  • We aim to always build long standing relationships with suppliers and clients and always make clear our expectations regarding the business behaviour.

  • We will also aim to work with suppliers that are members of their appropriate trade association.

  • Whistleblowing Policy. The organisation encourages all its workers, customers and other business partners to report any concerns related to the direct activities, or the supply chains of the organisation.

  • With regards to national or international supply chains, our point of contact is preferably with a UK company or branch and we expect these entities to have suitable anti-slavery and human trafficking policies and processes.

Supplier Adherence

We have a zero tolerance to slavery and human trafficking. We expect all those in our supply chain and any contractors to comply with the values set out in this document.

Training

To guarantee a high level of understanding and engagement with this policy and the risks associated with modern slavery and human trafficking in our supply chain or business, we provide training to relevant members of staff. All Directors have been briefed on this subject.

Measuring Effectiveness in Combating Slavery and Human Trafficking

We use the following key performance indicators (KPI’s) to measure how effective we have been in combatting slavery and human trafficking in any part of our business or supply chain;

  1. Completion of Audits by Managers and Business Development Managers.

  2. Use of Labour monitoring and Payroll Systems

  3. Level of communication and personal contact with both workers and the next level in the supply chain to ensure their level of compliance and understanding matches our own.

Declaration

This statement has been approved by the organisation's board of directors and is made in pursuant to section 54(1) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and constitutes the businesses slavery and human trafficking statement.

Date of Board of Directors approval: 19/11/2018

Signed (Director):

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Name: Rik King

Job Title: Director

Date: 19/11/2018