Statement on Modern Slavery

Pursuant to section 54(1) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 it is our intention at Blue Lozenge to act a as responsible business that meets the highest standards of ethics and professionalism.

Blue Lozenge is committed to ensuring modern slavery is not present in its supply chains and has introduced and will continue to develop policy and procedures to manage the way it obtains goods and services to keep our supply chains robust.

As an equal opportunities employer, we’re committed to creating and ensuring a non- discriminatory and respectful working environment for our staff. We want all our staff to feel confident that they can expose wrongdoing without any risk to themselves.

Our recruitment and people management processes are designed to ensure that all prospective employees are legally entitled to work in the UK and to safeguard employees from any abuse or coercion.

We do not enter into business with any organisation, in the UK or abroad, which knowingly supports or is found to be involved in slavery, servitude and forced or compulsory labour.

Blue Lozenge works with many organisations which promote social and ethical awareness of a range of issues, including modern slavery.

Our supply chain

Due to the nature of our business, we assess ourselves to have a low risk of modern slavery in our business and supply chains.

Our supply chains are limited and we procure goods and services from a restricted range of UK and overseas suppliers.

Our policies in relation to the Modern Slavery Act 2015

Blue Lozenge has a number of existing policies which aim to minimise the risk of modern slavery in our supply chain. Blue Lozenge encourages the reporting of any concerns so that they can be dealt with appropriately in accordance with our policies and procedures.

Embedding the principles

We will continue to embed the principles through:

  • providing awareness training to our team on the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and informing them of the appropriate action to take if they suspect a case of slavery or human trafficking
  • ensuring staff involved in procurement activity are aware of and follow modern slavery procurement guidance on GOV.UK
  • ensuring that consideration of the modern slavery risks and prevention are added to policy review process at Blue Lozenge as an employer and procurer of goods and services
  • continuing to take action to embed a zero-tolerance policy towards modern slavery
  • ensuring that staff involved in buying or procurement and the recruitment and deployment of workers receive training on modern slavery and ethical employment practices

This statement has been approved by Leigh Gallagher, Director of Delivery, for the financial year ending 28th February 2025.

This statement will be reviewed and updated every year.