Gas emergency and pipeline service, Wales & West Utilities, has become a member of Slave-Free Alliance.
By joining the Alliance, the company will now have access to support to protect its operations and supply chains from one of the world’s fastest growing crimes.
The announcement was made on Anti-Slavery Day (18 October), which is held to raise awareness of human trafficking and modern slavery and encourage government, local authorities, companies, charities and individuals to address the problem.
Slave-Free Alliance is part of Hope for Justice, a charity which seeks to bring an end to modern slavery by preventing exploitation, rescuing victims, restoring lives and reforming society.
“The Alliance will provide us with an independent sounding board and expert guide to compliance and best practice in this area.
“We’re proud to play our part by educating our people and seeking to make sure that slavery is not occurring within our business or supply chains”, Wales & West Utilities General Counsel, commented.
“Becoming a member of Slave-Free Alliance will raise further awareness among our customers and colleagues, who will be given the skills to spot the signs of slavery and know what to do about it.”
Wales & West Utilities is in the process of implementing refreshed procedures and updating policies, while it will also offer new training to colleagues and relevant third parties as part of its zero tolerance of the crime.
Please see Slave-Free Alliance for more information.