STATEMENT FOR FINANCIAL YEAR 2018/19
This Modern Slavery Act Transparency Statement is published by The Miles Partnership in accordance with section 54 of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 for the financial year ending 31st March 2019.
The Miles Partnership is a human capital consultancy established in 1996 offering executive search, interim management and board advisory solutions. We are headquartered in the United Kingdom and carry out services on behalf of our clients around the world.
We are committed to ensuring compliance with all laws and regulations relevant to our business in all countries where we operate. Following the implementation of the Modern Slavery Act 2015, the Board and management are committed to maintaining and enforcing effective systems and controls to ensure modern slavery is not taking place anywhere within our own business or in any of our supply chains.
Modern Slavery encompasses all acts of slavery, servitude, forced and compulsory labour and human trafficking, all of which have in common the deprivation of a person’s liberty by another in order to exploit them for personal or commercial gain. The Miles Partnership respects human rights and does not tolerate any form of modern slavery.
We employ mainly highly skilled professional and administrative staff and as such is at low risk of modern slavery and human trafficking. All employees are provided with a clear contract of employment, which complies with UK legislation. Employees are treated in a fair and equal manner and with dignity and respect. We do not tolerate any form of discrimination, victimisation or harassment on any grounds. New employees are made aware of our ethical and compliance standards. As part of this process they are made aware how to report and deal with such an instance. Our whistleblowing policy supports and encourages our staff to report wrongdoing and this extends to Modern Slavery.
We are also committed to act ethically, with integrity and transparency in all our business dealings and relationships. We communicate our zero-tolerance view of modern slavery to all suppliers and outsourcing partners at the start of our business relationship. We will terminate our relationship with third parties if they do not comply with this policy. We have not identified any specific risk areas within our supply chain but as a matter of good practice we will continue to monitor and mitigate any actual or potential risks and where necessary, take steps to strengthen these contractual relationships.
This statement has been approved by the Board of Directors and will be reviewed and updated annually.
Chris Stainton, Chief Executive
31st March 2018