The following outlines the steps that XML have taken to understand and minimise the potential risk of modern slavery in its business and supply chains.
This statement is published in line with section 54 of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and relates to the actions and activities to 31st December 2022.
This statement covers the business activities of XML, a global workforce outsourcing partner.
Committed to preventing modern slavery and trafficking in all its forms, XML performs due diligence to ensure all workers have the right to work in the relevant country and are free to make their own choices.
Our service offering means we are in a unique position to significantly impact the working lives of people and the client organisations we work with.
Modern slavery is a crime and a violation of basic human rights.
Global provider with a business model which includes local wholly owned subsidiaries in the countries where we engage workers, enabling us to minimise the use of third parties in our supply chain and therefore ensure exacting standards.
We understand that modern slavery can occur in any part of the supply chain and look to minimise this by minimising the use of third parties to provide our services.
Our recruitment and people management services are designed to ensure that all prospective staff are legally entitled to work in the relevant country and to safeguard staff from any abuse or coercion. Since our supply chains are limited, we assess ourselves to have a low risk of modern slavery in our business and supply chains. On the rare occasion where we use a third-party supplier, our contracts ask suppliers to warrant that they specifically comply with relevant legislation, codes of practice and good industry standards.
Policies and Procedures
XML has developed policies and procedures to ensure compliance with relevant legislation and ethical standards to underline our Zero tolerance approach to modern slavery.
The following policies set down our approach to the identification of modern slavery risks and steps to be taken to prevent slavery and human trafficking in our operations and are available to all staff through links in our Employee Handbook International, Employee Handbook UK and our Abuse-Free Policy
2.2 Non-Harassment Policy / Non-Discrimination Policy
3.1 Code of Professional Conduct
Committed to preventing modern slavery and human trafficking in all its forms. We believe that by working together with our employees, suppliers and clients we can help create a world where everyone has the right to work freely without coercion.
This Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking Statement will be regularly reviewed and updated, as necessary. The Senior Management Team endorses this policy statement and is fully committed to its implementation.