Modern Slavery Statement
Modern Slavery Statement Version 1.0
Bailey Solutions is private company limited by shares. We are an e-commerce business supplying a range of library management systems and barcode accessories. The company is based in Hove, United Kingdom.
In line with our values, we are committed to ensuring that there is no modern slavery or human trafficking taking place in any part of our company, or the suppliers we deal with. This policy reflects our commitment to acting ethically and with integrity in all our business relationships, and to implementing and enforcing effective systems and controls to ensure no slavery or human trafficking exists anywhere in our supply chains.
Training and Awareness
We ensure all colleagues receive the appropriate level of training to raise awareness of modern slavery and human trafficking, and the knowledge to address any related issues which may arise. We aim to encourage openness and will support anyone who raises genuine concerns in good faith under this policy, even if they turn out to be mistaken. We are committed to ensuring no one suffers any detrimental treatment as a result of reporting in good faith their suspicion that modern slavery of whatever form is or may be taking place in any part of our own business or in any of our supply chains. Detrimental treatment includes dismissal, disciplinary action, threats or other unfavourable treatment connected with raising a concern. Colleagues will be reminded of the Group Whistleblowing Policy as the primary method of reporting any suspicions or evidence of slavery or human trafficking. Bailey Solutions will accept and take seriously concerns communicated anonymously. Bailey Solutions encourages members of the public or people not employed by us to write, in confidence, to the Managing Director to raise any concern, issue or suspicion of modern slavery in any part of our business or related supply chain.
Supply Chain Management
We will take action to address any evidence of slavery or human trafficking in any of our supply chains. In order to affect this, we will:
• conduct auditable risk assessments to determine which parts of our business and which of our suppliers are most at risk of modern slavery so that efforts can be focused on those areas.
• engage with our suppliers both to convey to them our Anti-Slavery Policy and to gain an understanding of the measures taken by them to ensure modern slavery is not occurring in their businesses.
• where appropriate, as informed by our risk assessment, seek to introduce supplier pre-screening (for example as part of our tender process) and self-reporting for our suppliers on safeguarding controls.
• introduce contractual provisions for our suppliers to confirm their adherence to this policy and accept our right to audit their activities and (where practicable) relationships, both routinely and at times of reasonable suspicion.
Responsibility for the Policy
The Bailey Solutions Board has overall responsibility for ensuring this policy and its implementation comply with our legal, moral and ethical obligations. Leaders at all levels are responsible for ensuring those reporting to them understand and comply with this policy and are given adequate and regular training on it and the issue of modern slavery.
Compliance and Review
Following its initial adoption this policy will be kept under regular review by the Bailey Solutions Board and may be amended from time to time.