Modern Slavery Statement
This statement is made as part of Stellar Select’s commitment to eliminating the exploitation of people under the Modern Slavery Act 2015 (the Act). It summarises how Stellar Select operates, the policies and processes in place to minimise the possibility of any problems, any risks we have identified and how we monitor them, and how we train our staff.
This statement is published in accordance with section 54 of the Act and relates to the financial year 1st June 2019 to 31st May 2020. It was approved by the board of directors on the 1st July 2019
Cem Hilmi – Operations & Finance Director
1. Our Business
Stellar Select is a limited company operating in the recruitment sector. We provide introduction services / supply temporary workers in the Financial Services sectors.
Stellar Select is an independent business.
1.1 Who we work with
All of the hirers that we work with, and all of the work-seekers we provide, are known to and identified by our staff. All of the temporary workers we supply are identified by our staff.
The hiring companies that we work with are located in the United Kingdom. The work-seekers we supply live in the United Kingdom.
1.2 Other relationships
As part of our business, we also work with the following organisations:
2. Our Policies
Stellar Select has a modern slavery policy available at: www.stellarselect.co.uk/modern-slavery-policy
In addition, Stellar Select has the following policies which incorporate ethical standards for our staff:
Anti-bribery / corruption policy, and
2.1 Policy development and review
Stellar Select’s policies are established by our senior leadership team, based on advice from HR professionals, industry best practice and legal advice, and in consultation with the Recruitment and Employment Confederation. We review our policies annually, or as needed to adapt to changes.
3. Our Processes for Managing Risk
In order to assess the risk of modern slavery, we use the following processes with our suppliers:
We review the potential for risk at regular intervals, including the possibility of re-auditing a supplier or conducting spot checks.
After due consideration, we have not identified any significant risks of modern slavery, forced labour, or human trafficking in our supply chain. However, we continue to be alert to the potential for problems.
Additionally, we have taken the following steps to minimise the possibility of any problems:
We reserve the right to conduct spot-checks of the businesses who supply us, in order to investigate any complaints.
Only senior members of staff who have undergone appropriate training for assessing modern slavery risks in the supply chain are authorised to sign contracts and establish commercial relationships in any area where we have identified the potential for risk.
Our staff are encouraged to bring any concerns they have to the attention of management.
4. Our Performance
Based on the potential risks we have identified, we have established the following key performance indicators, which are regularly assessed by our senior leadership team:
the effectiveness of enforcement against suppliers who breach policies
the amount of time spent on audits, re-audits, spot checks, and related due diligence
the level of modern slavery training and awareness amongst our staff
We carefully consider our indicators, in order to ensure that we do not put undue pressure on our suppliers that might increase the potential for risk.
5. Our Training
All of our staff receive training and support that is appropriate to their role. In particular:
All of our staff receive awareness-raising information around issues involving modern slavery and human trafficking, so that they can bring any concerns they have to the attention of management.
As part of this, our staff are encouraged to discuss any concerns that they have. Training is refreshed annually.