Modern slavery statement for financial year 2022/23
This statement is made pursuant to s.54 of the Modern Slavery Act 2015, and sets out the steps that we have taken and are continuing to take at SSGC to ensure that modern slavery or human trafficking is not taking place within our business or supply chain.
SSGC is committed in the strongest possible terms to ensuring our business and supply chain does not employ, support, or enable the practice of modern slavery. This includes slavery, servitude, human trafficking and forced labour.
In material terms, our zero-tolerance policy means a commitment to acting with ethics, integrity, and transparency across all business dealings, and to putting effective systems and controls in place to safeguard against any form of modern slavery taking place within the business or our supply chain.
At SSGC there is no place or excuse for involvement in this barbaric practice. We operate with meticulous diligence to preempt any oversights in this regard.
At SSGC Ltd we have produced a truly unique service offering, with a blend of technology and manpower that sets the standard for ACS approved Manned Guarding across our markets that operate exclusively within the UK.
All our products and services are developed and delivered exclusively with UK sourced staff and technology. Our security manpower is either internally employed, or sourced through ACS approved suppliers - and our technology partners are all UK based. We work with approximately thirty supply partners.
We have conducted careful and exhaustive risk analysis, which shows that the only supply market area in which we operate which comes with high risk is the procurement of garments (Security Uniforms). In order to manage this risk, we audit our supply base in line with the ACS standard. Furthermore, we secure anti-slavery statements from providers including explanations of their own risk management approach.
We back up our unwavering, zero-tolerance position with several internal policies that ensure we conduct business in an ethical and transparent manner. These include;
At SSGC we understand that our integrity in this area is only as good as the suppliers with whom we work. That is why we operate a robust supplier policy, and maintain a preferred supplier list. Suppliers only qualify for the list upon passing a rigorous due diligence process. This includes an online search to ensure that the organisation has never been convicted of offenses relating to modern slavery, and requests for supporting documentation outlining their own policies in respect to working conditions.
Our anti-slavery policy is a non-negotiable part of our supplier contracts, and suppliers are required to confirm that no part of their business operations contradicts this policy.
In addition to the above, we require as part of our contract that suppliers confirm the following:
Our suppliers are a core part of our organization’s ecosystem, and as such we hold them to the same exacting standards of integrity and care as we do ourselves.
SSGC understands that modern slavery often operates in the shadows. This is why we empower employees within our organization to identify it, and thereby act as custodians of fellow members of our community. We regularly conduct training for our procurement/buying teams so that they understand both the signs of modern slavery, and what to do if they suspect that it is taking place within our supply chain.
We take active and consistent steps to ensure that any slavery and/or human trafficking taking place within our business or supply chain is identified and reported. Therefore, we trust our system is performing as intended if:
Approval For this Statement
This statement was approved by the Board of Directors on 01/06/2022 signed by David Stubbs, CEO.