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We make sure information about slavery and human trafficking and how to spot it is readily available to our clients, through regular e-bulletins to our database, dedicated training sessions and the provision of printed materials in all sectors that we work in.” – Pete Taylor – Operations Director at Encore
The Modern Slavery Act 2015 requires large employers to be transparent about their efforts to eradicate Slavery and Human Trafficking in their supply Chain. The Act makes provisions about slavery, servitude and forced or compulsory labour and about human trafficking, including provision for the protection of victims. In accordance with the Act, this statement articulates our policies and practices around recognising and preventing human trafficking and slavery in the global supply chain.
Encore Personnel supply over 3500 ‘blue collar’ workers to 500 companies every week. We employ 170 staff in 25 branch and on-site locations throughout the UK. Our workers are recruited from throughout the EU and employed in the UK. From time to time when skill shortages are particularly acute Encore might recruit directly from the EU whilst always advertising vacancies in the UK.
We are licensed labour providers under the provisions of the Gangmaster Licencing Act 2004 and accordingly adhere to the main standards. The standards are all legal requirements to protect workers from poor treatment and exploitation. They cover issues such as working hours, training, terms and conditions, the national minimum wage and transport to ensure labour providers meet the basic safety and welfare standards.
There are 8 standards covering the following subject areas:
Encore Personnel are members of the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC). The REC Code of Professional Practice has been created to ensure that all members of the REC conduct their businesses ethically, to the highest standards and promote good practice. It is binding on all corporate members.
Encore Personnel adheres to the REC Code, which requires basic statutory compliance as well as higher ethical standards in 10 principles:
By adopting the guidance of the Stronger Together organisation all of our recruiters observe (and monitor sub-contractor’s activity) the following practices to assess and manage risks:
Our Central service function uses the following indicators to measure the effectiveness in ensuring that slavery and human trafficking is not taking place in the business or our supply chains:
We adhere to standards of responsible conduct and train employees to treat each other with respect, and to adhere to laws, regulations and standards. Training, referencing practices detailed above, is undertaken: