声明中2020/21

介绍

Modern Slavery is a crime and a violation of fundamental human rights. 它有各种各样的形式,比如奴役, 奴役, 强迫劳动和人口贩卖, 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.

We are committed to improving our practices to combat slavery and human trafficking.

This statement is made pursuant to section 54(1) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and constitutes our slavery and human trafficking statement for the financial year ending July 31 2021

组织结构

The 美高梅官网正网 is a provider of educational and research services within the Higher Education sector. The 美高梅官网正网 operates primarily from its city of Bath campus in the UK and is made up of three Faculties, 16个部门, one School and four Institutes collectively sharing the organisational mission to deliver world-class research and teaching, 教育美高梅官网正网的学生成为未来的领导者和创新者, 并通过美高梅官网正网的研究惠及更广泛的人群, 企业和影响力. 美高梅官网正网现在有c. 19000名学生和c. 3200名员工. 美高梅官网正网在2020/21财年的年营业额为2.9亿英镑.

美高梅官网正网的供应链

The University’s supply chains are global and complex supporting and reflecting the diverse range of activities carried out through our teaching, 研究和商业伙伴关系. Our expenditure with third party suppliers during 2020-21 can be categorised at a high level under the following categories (the percentage split is indicative):

  • 屋苑及建筑51.7%
  • 专业服务14%
  • IT & 电信9.1%
  • 实验室 & 医学9.1%
  • 公用事业公司6.1%
  • 图书馆4.5%
  • 家居 & 安全2.4%
  • 餐饮0.8%
  • 旅行 & 运输0.7%
  • 办公用品 & 打印0.7%
  • 家具 & 家具0.5%
  • 体育0.4%

美高梅官网正网的政策

The University is committed to ensuring that there is no modern slavery or human trafficking in our supply chains or in any part of our business. In light of the obligation to report on measures to ensure that all parts of our business and supply chain are slavery-free, we operate and regularly review workplace policies and procedures to assess their effectiveness in identifying and tackling modern slavery issues. Our workplace policies and procedures demonstrate 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 is not taking place in our supply chains.

Some of the University policies that support our approach to tackling modern slavery and human trafficking include:

尊严和尊重政策

This promotes a working and learning environment which will be stimulating and supportive and free of harassment, bullying and victimisation; where individuals are confident, 如果他们真诚地提出投诉, that the matter will be dealt with according to the agreed procedures without fear of subsequent victimisation or disadvantage. This policy applies to all staff (including casual and voluntary workers), 荣誉及到访员工, 志愿者、学生和第三方(e.g. 大学的承建商、客户或客户).

平等和多样性 & 包含政策

This details how the University can be most effective in its impact on equality, diversity and inclusion and the elimination of harassment and discrimination (including our ‘#bethechange’ campaign).

公众利益披露政策(举报)

The 美高梅官网正网 is committed to maintaining the highest standards of honesty, openness and accountability and to conducting its business in a responsible way. 这一政策 encourages employees to raise their concerns in a responsible way where there is malpractice (that is, 非法, improper or negligent behaviour) or wrongdoing within an organisation and, 他们在哪里这样做, 保护员工免受报复.

健康 & 安全与健康 & 福利政策

这就设定了对员工的期望, 学生, and contractors to support the University’s efforts to provide a safe and healthy workplace and to meet their own individual duty of care to others.

维护政策

This aims to ensure the safety and welfare of children and adults at risk whilst on the University's premises or while engaging in activities controlled by the University. The 美高梅官网正网 was represented on the Operations Board of the Bath and North East Somerset Community Safety and Safeguarding Partnership whose remit includes Modern Slavery issues.

招聘政策(雇佣检查)

This ensures our recruitment processes are non-discriminatory and that staff have a right to work in the UK, with checks made before they start work and that all immigration requirements are met as specified by UK Visas & 移民(UKVI).

奴隶制和人口贩卖的尽职调查程序

We continue to evolve our category management approach to managing expenditure with third party suppliers to the University, which allows us to manage supply chain risk by category and by supplier where necessary. Periodic reviews of our supply chains by category allow the risks associated with modern slavery and human trafficking to be considered, 识别和管理. The University’s standard contractual terms and conditions used when procuring goods, service and works include provisions that embed the requirements of the Modern Slavery Act and provide the University with the powers to request information from our suppliers on the nature of their supply chains where necessary.

We highlight our commitment to tackling modern slavery and human trafficking to all new suppliers and seek confirmation that new suppliers have no convictions under the Modern Slavery Act and are compliant with the Act.

这所大学已发展出一套 负责任采购实务守则, 哪些文件记录了美高梅官网正网与环境有关的目标, 社会, 对经济和道德的影响, 其中包括现代奴隶制和人口贩卖, 采购所有商品时, 服务和工作. This also makes it clear that all suppliers to the University are expected to comply with the principles of Responsible Procurement.

We are committed to using and selling ethically-sourced food in our hospitality outlets and catering services. The University has been awarded the Gold Award for Best Fairtrade University, 以确认美高梅官网正网对公平贸易产品的持续承诺, 促销活动和事件, 以及美高梅官网正网为公平贸易两周所做的努力. Fairtrade standards explicitly prohibit the use of forced labour and child labour. Independent auditors are used to look for evidence of abuse or discriminatory labour practices by employers, 现代奴隶制的标志是什么.

We follow the Public Contract Regulations when procuring goods, 服务和工作. When the estimated value of the contract exceeds the EU value thresholds we ask all applicable bidding suppliers to confirm their compliance with the Modern Slavery Act. The Living Wage Foundation has accredited the University as a Living Wage Employer. This commits the University to ensuring that staff salaries keep pace with the cost of living. As part of this initiative we also request that relevant suppliers to the University also pay their staff the National Living wage or greater when delivering services to the University.

The University utilises a range of available framework agreements established by the buying consortium SUPC. This consortium is committed to ensuring modern slavery and human trafficking does not exist within their supply chains and requires suppliers operating within high risk industries to commit to the Base Code of the Ethical Trading Initiative (ETI). The ETI Base Code is founded on the conventions of the International Labour Organisation (ILO) and is an internationally recognised code of labour practice, requiring that employment is freely chosen; freedom of association and the right to collective bargaining are respected; working conditions are safe and hygienic; child labour shall not be used; living wages are paid; working hours are not excessive; no discrimination is practised; regular employment is provided; and no harsh or inhumane treatment is allowed.

The University also can seek expert guidance and support from Electronics Watch via our relationship with SUPC where the purchasing of electronic equipment is concerned. Electronics Watch brings together public sector buyers and civil society organisations in electronics production regions with experts in human rights and global supply chains. They guide public procurement demand for decent working conditions in electronics supply chains and provide capacity for public buyers to follow up on contractual demands through worker-driven monitoring which helps workers to voice complaints and contribute to solutions.

All professional procurement staff are trained annually in Ethical Procurement by the Chartered Institute of Procurement & 供应.

进一步措施

We will continue to review and where necessary evolve our working practices to ensure that the risks associated with modern slavery and human trafficking are managed effectively. In particular, during the 2021-22 financial year we aim to focus on the following areas:

All professional procurement staff will undertake refresher training on Ethical Procurement provided by the Chartered Institute of Procurement and 供应 (CIPS) in order to ensure their knowledge of the subject is maintained. The CIPS training is regularly updated to reflect current knowledge and best practice on the subject of ethical procurement and includes dedicated material on modern slavery and human trafficking.

We will seek to offer comprehensive training on combating modern slavery and human trafficking in our supply chains to our community of requisitioners.

We will continue to enhance awareness of modern slavery and human trafficking within our programme of safeguarding training.

We will continue to develop our knowledge and understanding of the high risk industries by continuing to work closely with our key suppliers and support organisations such as Electronics Watch.

We will maintain an open dialogue with other buying organisations that have adopted recognised good practice when tackling modern slavery and human trafficking in their supply chains and seek to learn from their experience.

We will continue to promote the University 公众利益披露政策(举报) reiterating its role in reporting instances of suspected modern slavery or human trafficking throughout any part of the University operation.

批准 Pamela chester CBE,理事会主席,2021年11月18日

以前的版本

You can see previous versions of the 现代奴隶制和人口贩卖宣言 on the Internet Archive.