Anti-slavery Policy Statement

Vermikil Pest Control Services Limited recognises that modern slavery and human trafficking is a crime and a violation of human rights. Slavery takes various forms such as slavery, servitude, forced and compulsory labour, bonded and child labour and human trafficking; all of which have a common dominator of depriving a person’s liberty in order to exploit for personal or financial gain. We are committed to implementing systems and controls, which includes constant review, to ensuring that modern slavery is not taking place within any part of our business or supply chains.

We are a private limited company based and operating solely in the UK, providing pest control services throughout London and surrounding counties of the South East corner of the UK. We have no overseas internationally based operations with a small number of UK based suppliers. Our company activities are disciplined into key areas of bird control and general pest control services. Our supply chains are small in number, who provide pest control products such as chemicals, application equipment, PPE and sundry items for our industry sector, with a small number of UK based sub-contractors providing specialist services (such as abseiling) when required.

Focus

Our Anti-slavery Policy reflects our commitment to acting in an ethical manner and with integrity in every part of our business relationships and to ensure that effective systems are enforced. We have a strong philosophy of ensuring equality and diversity within our workforce and will achieve these aims by initiatives to identify and mitigate risks (but not limited to) in the following manner:

  • Ensuring stringent vetting and investigation of our supply chain (suppliers and sub-contractors).
  • Constant auditing and review of our practices for vetting employees during the recruitment process, to ensure that they have the right to live and work in the UK.
  • Ensuring that our employees are paid at least the Real Living Wage or industry sector average, whichever is the greater.
  • Ensuring the encouragement of reporting concerns of how colleagues are being treated, or practices within our business or supply chain, and the protection of whistle blowers without fear of reprisals.
  • Ensuring that the Company will not knowingly support or deal with any business involved in slavery or human trafficking. We will terminate any contract at any time should any instances come to light.
  • Zero tolerance to slavery and human trafficking with expectations that our supply chain and sub-contractors comply with our values.

Training

To ensure a high level of understanding of the risks of modern day slavery and human trafficking both in our business and supply chains, we ensure that adequate training is given to relevant members of staff. All senior management (including Directors) have been briefed on the subject.

We have and use the following key performance indicators (KPIs) to measure how effective our business has been in ensuring that modern slavery and human trafficking is not taking place in our business and supply chains:

  • Audits by Directors and managers within the company.
  • Monitoring of labour and payroll.
  • Ensuring communication and personal contact with our supply chains, ensuring their understanding of and compliance with our expectations.
  • Ensuring that no reports have been received from employees, the public, or law enforcement agencies to indicate that modern slavery practices have been identified.

Contact

  • By telephone: 0800 056 8834
  • By email: info@vermikil.com
  • By post: PO Box 750, Waltham Cross, Hertfordshire EN8 1NA

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