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Modern slavery policy

Retirement Villages Group modern slavery and human trafficking statement 2021 to 2022

Retirement Villages Group has taken and continues to take the necessary steps 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(1) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015.

About Retirement Villages Group

We currently operate 16 sites across the country with 1500 self-contained homes. Our mission is to provide inclusive living spaces to support positive, healthy lifestyles for people over 70 who want an active, rewarding and purposeful life; connected to thriving local communities with personalised support, on-hand when needed.

Our commitment to the principles of the Modern Slavery Act 2015

We are committed to the principles of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and the abolition of modern slavery and human trafficking.

As an equal opportunities employer, we're also committed to creating and ensuring a non-discriminatory and respectful working environment for our staff. We want all our staff to feel confident that they can expose wrongdoing without any risk to themselves.

Our recruitment and people management processes are designed to ensure that all prospective employees are legally entitled to work in the UK and to safeguard employees from any abuse or coercion.

We do not enter into business with any organisation, in the UK or abroad, which knowingly supports or is found to be involved in slavery, servitude and forced or compulsory labour.

Our policies in relation to the Modern Slavery Act 2015

The following policies are available to all staff through our Company Staff Handbook

Code of conduct

  • Ethical Conduct policy
  • Whistleblowing policy
  • Equal Opportunities & Bullying and harassment policy
  • Diversity and inclusion policy
  • Recruitment and selection policy

We will continue to embed the principles through:

  • providing awareness training to staff on the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and informing them of the appropriate action to take if they suspect a case of slavery or human trafficking
  • ensuring staff involved in procurement activity are aware of and follow modern slavery procurement guidance on GOV.UK
  • ensuring that consideration of the modern slavery risks and prevention are added to our policy review process as an employer and procurer of goods and services
  • making sure our procurement strategies and contract terms and conditions include references to modern slavery and human trafficking
  • continuing to take action to embed a zero tolerance policy towards modern slavery
  • ensuring that staff involved in buying or procurement and the recruitment and deployment of workers receive training on modern slavery and ethical employment practices

Our supply chain

We require our supply chain to also adhere to these policies and provide assurances they are committed to the principles.

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