Modern slavery & human trafficking statement 2022
Introduction from the Chief Executive Officer
We, City & County Healthcare Group, and all of our subsidiary companies, are committed to improving our practices to combat slavery and human trafficking in our business and supply chain. In the last financial year, we embarked on a refreshed Environmental Social and Governance agenda which includes significant work to improve data on our supply chains and a commitment to be more demanding of our suppliers, to hold them to account to the same high standards we hold.
We are a provider of community-based health and social care support services, mostly under contract to the public sector. Personal care for older and disabled people living in their own homes makes up the large part of the services provided, but companies in the group also provide more complex, specialised support including nursing and health care. We operate in all regions of the United Kingdom but not overseas. We are headquartered in Nottingham.
Our business is organised into numerous individual business units which provide health and social care services as part of the group. However, they operate for many purposes as a single organisation with one senior management structure, policy and governance framework, and supply chain.
The group’s staff are all directly employed and enjoy full employment rights under UK law. Most front-line employees delivering care are employed on a flexible basis but work is typically available at all times.
As a provider of personal services in the community, the group’s procurement needs are relatively simple, covering mostly:
- Rental, furnishing, equipping and maintenance of local offices (including utilities);
- Implementation and maintenance of IT and communication systems;
- Equipment, uniforms and supplies for care workers;
- Marketing and communications;
- Recruitment and HR;
- Accommodation, travel and other routine business needs;
- Legal, accountancy and consultancy.
The group does not currently use any non-UK suppliers directly.
Our policies on slavery and human trafficking
We have appropriate policies in place that underpin our commitment to ensure that there is no modern slavery or human trafficking in our supply chains or in any part of our business. We continuously review and update all our policies.
Our Sustainability and Probity Policies reflect our commitment to acting ethically and with integrity in all our business relationships and to implementing and enforcing effective systems and controls to ensure slavery and human trafficking are not taking place anywhere in our supply chains.
Due Diligence processes for slavery and human trafficking
We understand that the supply chains for our UK-based suppliers give rise to the highest modern slavery risks.
As part of our commitment to Environmental Social and Governance aspects of business, we have commenced work to better identify and mitigate risks in our full supply chain.
Following a review of the effectiveness of the steps we have taken so far to ensure that there is no slavery or human trafficking in our supply chains we intend to take the following further steps to combat slavery and human trafficking:
- Gather better data on our suppliers’ supply chains;
- Promote high standards of ethical behaviour on the part of our suppliers.
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