United is committed to promoting and maintaining the highest level of ethical standards in all our business undertakings. With paramount importance to protect the interests of our workforce, the company takes its extra efforts to preserve its values against Bribery, Human Trafficking and Modern Slavery which encompasses slavery, servitude, human trafficking and forced labour. It is with our conscious effort to adapt to the regulations pursuant to Section 54 (1) of the UK’s Modern Slavery Act 2015 (the Act) and sets out the steps we have and continue to take to ensure that modern slavery or human trafficking is not taking place within our business operations and that of our stakeholders.
The company is proud of the company-wide conditions under which employees, temporary and permanent workforce, suppliers and contractors are engaged. Given the nature of our business, the company has considered that there is minimal risk (approximating to no risk) that, either within the company or across our limited supply chains which support our business activities, we are in any way involved in or even tangentially supportive of, or complicit in slavery and human trafficking. The employment and procurement practices operated by the businesses within the company ensure that the business operations are rightly viewed as excellent and ethical at all levels.
Supporting our zero-tolerance approach to anti-bribery, human trafficking and modern slavery are:
Our Absolute-No Fee Charging Policy which forms part of our advocacy to help more workers’ and their families achieve a better living through our absolute no fee-charging service. At United, we believe that it is not the volume of workers we place worldwide but the quality of life our workers achieve through our steadfast service.
Our Anti-Bribery and Corruption Policy which sets out the Company’s rules and what is expected of all our employees. We require the same standard of conduct from the company’s suppliers in all dealings on our behalf
Our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Policy, which encourages all our people to value diversity and respect each person’s individuality, and to ensure that no employee, agency worker, subcontractor, job applicant or ex-employee, client or third party receives less favourable treatment on the basis of colour, race, nationality, ethnic or national origins, sexuality or gender, physical ability, age or religion or belief
Our Quality Assurance and Risk Management policy which ensures robust risk management activities are regularly carried out, including the development and implementation of appropriate mitigations and monitoring arrangements for all business risks, allocation of risk owner (s) and ongoing reporting requirements
Our commitment to addressing the health and wellbeing of our employees
We provide access to support including free medical insurance for the temporary and permanent staff, and necessary guidance on matters which include workplace concerns or issues through our HR & Employee Relations Department