We are very passionate at Byrom’s to ensure our workers interests and safe guarding is protected throughout the end to end process, from the initial contact to working on assignments on behalf of Byrom’s. Working with stronger together we are on a mission to implement ways of highlighting unacceptable behavior which is currently effecting millions of individuals throughout the world. This may be effecting current or prospective members of our own workforce. Please take a look at the Stronger together video which highlights the definition of Human Trafficking and forced labour, any questions or information sent to us will remain confidential.
As a local leading recruitment organisation Byrom’s realise that we are at the front of the recruitment process and we have a responsibility in tackling the problem of slavery and Human Trafficking.
Byrom Food Solutions and Byrom Industrial Solutions LTD commit to developing and adopting a proactive approach to tackling slavery and Human Trafficking.
Definition of “slavery” is where ownership is exercise over a person, where individuals are coerced into providing their services or do so under threat of penalty. “Human trafficking” covers arranging or facilitating the travel of individuals with a view to exploiting them. It is understood that it is often well hidden by the perpetrators, with victims if they perceive themselves as such, reluctant to come forward.
This policy is applicable to Byrom Food Solutions LTD and Byrom Industrial Solutions LTD.
Responsibility to ensure the policy commitments are upheld, including training, updates and auditing lies with Byrom’s Management team with overall responsibility lying with Directors, Kerry Byrom and James Byrom.
Our team also have the responsibility of upholding the policy at local level. Ensuring all staff involved in the recruitment and management of our staff on a day to day basis are compliant.
- Assign appropriate managers to attend specific courses relating to tackling Hidden Labour Exploitation.
- Accept that job finding fees are a business cost, and will not allow these to be paid by job applicants. Byrom’s will not use any individual or organisation to source and supply workers without confirming that worker are not being charged a work finding fee.
- Ensure that labour sourcing, recruitment and worker placement processes are under the control of trusted and competent staff members.
- Adopt a proactive approach to reporting suspicions of Slavery and Human Trafficking to the Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority (GLAA).
- Provide information on tackling “Hidden Labour Exploitation” to our workforce through a variety of formats such as workplace posters, worker leaflets, induction and other training.
- Encourage workers to report cases of hidden third party labour exploitation, provide the means to do so and investigate and act on report appropriately.
- Positively encourage and support employees and agency workers to report such exploitation which may be occurring within their communities
- Ensure that our clients are fully aware of Modern Slavery Act 2015 and compliant with requirements stated within the Act.
In our mission to be recognised as a leading recruitment business. Byom’s have implemented an internal compliance team to conduct stringent auditing processes across the business.
The sectors believed to be the most effected by Slavery and Human Trafficking are construction, agriculture, textile, security, food processing and packaging Byom’s provide support in some of these sectors.
As a result of this, our management team have built in a number of processes to their audits and our standard business practices which have enabled Byrom’s to offer confidence to both our candidates and clients in regards to the prevention and labour exploitation are addressed through:
- Remote audits generated monthly which enable analysis of worker records, including duplicate postal/email address and banking information to identify and alert us to suspect activity.
- To conduct formal GLAA/ Hidden labour exploitation interview with our temporary workers during branch and onsite audits.
- Sourced and implemented a multi lingual confidential helpline process by which issues can be raised confidentially by phone, email or writing to our Head Office which is addressed by our management team.
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Click Here to download our Modern Slavery Policy Statement
Click Here to download our Whistleblowing Policy