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Edwards & Pearce is a specialist recruitment company committed to eliminating modern slavery, human trafficking, forced labour, and similar human rights abuses. 

Edwards & Pearce is committed to ensuring that its employees and any workers it supplies (directly or indirectly) are not subject to behaviour or threats that may amount to modern slavery, human trafficking, forced labour, and similar human rights abuses.
Any employees, workers or other parties are strongly encouraged to report any concerns or suspicions that they might have to either their Manager or a Director. It is their responsibility to ensure a prompt investigation and take any necessary action.

The Managing Director will ensure that risk analysis and investigations/due diligence in relation to modern slavery and human trafficking is carried out as required.

Relevant Policies and Practices
Edwards & Pearce’s policy on whistleblowing encourages all its workers, customers and other business partners to report any concerns related to the direct activities of the organisation or its supply chain. The Company’s whistleblowing policy is designed to make it easy for employees to make disclosures, without fear of retaliation. The nature of the complaint will determine the company’s next course of action.

We endeavour to carry out our own recruitment activities and do not use external agencies to source labour and we always carry out appropriate background checks. We always ensure that strict verification of potential employee’s right to work is carried out before any offer of employment is made.

We always ensure all terms of employment for both E&P staff as well as temporary employees are voluntary.

Awareness & Performance Indicators
Edwards & Pearce will raise awareness of modern slavery issues by emailing it’s anti-slavery and human trafficking policy to all employees as well as including it in the induction process for all new employees. We expect employees to refer to this policy and understand what is required of them in relation to modern slavery.

This policy on modern slavery will be communicated to all suppliers and business partners at appropriate points during our business relationship with them and reinforced as appropriate thereafter.

Supply Chain Compliance

Reports surrounding these issues are taken extremely seriously by our board of directors and senior management team, who are committed to ensuring that all investigations shall be prompt and effective. If our investigations reveal any issues, we are committed to taking appropriate action, including but not limited to:

  • Working with the appropriate organisations to improve standards
  • Removing that organisation from our preferred supplier list,
  • Passing details to appropriate law enforcement bodies.

We will regularly monitor our risks in this area through continual evaluation including:

  • The effectiveness of enforcement against suppliers who breach policies,
  • The level of modern slavery training and awareness amongst our staff.