Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking Statement
Modern Slavery And Human Trafficking Statement For The Financial Year Ended 31 December 2022.
This statement is made by Kingbridge which is required to publish an annual modern slavery statement in compliance with Section 54 of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 (the “MSA”):
This statement sets out the Kingbridge’s commitment to prohibiting any form of forced labour or slavery throughout our supply chain.
As one of the leading Property Sales and Marketing consultancies in the UK, we are committed to ensuring transparency in our own business and in our approach to tackling modern slavery throughout our supply chains. We expect the same high standards from all our contractors, suppliers and other business partners.
We expect all our counter parties to subscribe and commit to our policy and requiring their compliance and an expectation they apply these principles throughout their company.
Our Company has a zero tolerance approach towards modern slavery. We are committed to the eradication of modern slavery throughout our organisation.
In keeping with our Company’s commitment to act with integrity and pursuant to our core values, many of our existing internal policies are relevant in ensuring there is no forced labour or slavery in any part of our business or supply chains.
Our Anti Slavery and Human Trafficking Policy encourages individuals working at all levels to raise concerns and to assist with the prevention, detection and reporting of suspected modern slavery. We provide regular opportunities for any concerns to be raised.
Our Whistleblowing Policy and dedicated Ethics Reporting Line actively encourage the reporting and exposure of illegal and unethical behavior. Any matters raised will be thoroughly investigated and appropriate action taken where necessary.
Our Anti-Bribery and Corruption policy enforces our commitment to bribery and corruption prevention. Company does not tolerate corruption and the Company, Board and management are prepared to forego contracts rather than to pay bribes.
Kingbridge embraces diversity as a practical contribution to our business success and is committed to the promotion of equality of opportunity in employment.
Due Diligence and Risk Assessment
Kingbridge expects the highest standards of conduct from its employees, business partners and suppliers with which it engages. The company has an established internal risk control and audit process with a range of ethical policies. In addition, the Internal Audit process is independently verified and audited.
Our internal control process engages senior management across the business, face to face meetings are held regularly and as required depending on the significance of the particular risk, where there is the opportunity to raise any concerns including those relating to modern slavery.
Due diligence carried out as part of our pre-qualification supply chain process for construction projects includes requiring contractors and consultants to confirm if they perform MSA risk assessments and implement policies and procedures aimed at identifying and preventing slavery and trafficking.
We include specific contractual provisions requiring compliance with MSA and with the Company’s Anti-Slavery and
Human Trafficking Policy. Contractors are obliged to implement due diligence procedures aimed at ensuring that supply chains are free from slavery or human trafficking and must pass down similar contractual obligations to sub-contractors and suppliers. We reserve the right to audit our contractors, suppliers and business partners at any time to verify compliance.
The Company is committed to improving the skills of employees through various training and development initiatives.
To ensure a high level of understanding of the risks of modern slavery and human trafficking in our supply chains and our business, we ensure awareness by our staff of all our policies during the induction process .We also provide online training for all staff as and when required. We raise awareness of our Anti-Slavery and Human Trafficking policy amongst our trade contractors and during construction site inductions.