Zellis Group Slavery & Human Trafficking Statement
Introduction from our Chief Executive Officer, John Petter:
Having previously been part of NGA HR, the UK & Ireland division was sold to operate as a standalone company in January 2018 and we are now known as Zellis. Now we have completed the separation from the global business, we have an opportunity to review our compliance structures and systems under our new identity and values.
We are committed to improving our practices to combat slavery and human trafficking and this is reflected in our Code of Conduct which highlights the Board’s commitment to take seriously our responsibility to help prevent the crime of modern slavery and human trafficking across our own business as well as those of our partners and suppliers.
We are a leading provider of Human Resource and Payroll services. We are the parent company of the Zellis group of companies.
Our business is organised into a number of entities trading in the UK being:
- Zellis UK Ltd;
- Moorepay Ltd;
- Benefex Financial Solutions Ltd;
- Proiv Technology LLC; and
- Benefex Ltd.
Our supply chains
Our supply chains include:
- IT suppliers (equipment and services incl. hosting, software);
- Commodities (e.g. office supplies etc);
- Property (including property rental, services, utilities etc);
- Service suppliers (e.g. Printing, telephony, postal etc);
- Financial services (e.g. credit checking, banking services etc);
- Consultancy (e.g. auditors, legal advice, expert consultants etc);
- Employment services (e.g. recruitment, temporary staff etc);
- Travel, Events and Entertainment.
Our policies on slavery and human trafficking
Our Code of Conduct reflects our commitment to acting ethically and with integrity in all our business relationships and to implementing and enforcing effective systems and controls to ensure slavery and human trafficking is not taking place anywhere in our supply chains.
Due diligence processes for slavery and human trafficking
As part of our initiative to identify and mitigate risk we conduct due diligence checks on new suppliers through third party Commercial Credit & Risk services.
We also have in place systems to protect whistle blowers.
Supplier adherence to our values
Supplier contracts require all suppliers to adhere to applicable anti-slavery and human trafficking laws, statutes and regulations and to have in place policies, procedures and training to ensure its compliance.
To ensure a high level of understanding of the risks of modern slavery and human trafficking in our supply chains and our business, we provide training to our staff.
Following a review of the effectiveness of the steps we have taken this year to ensure that there is no slavery or human trafficking in our supply chains, and the structural changes in our business, we intend to take the following further steps to combat slavery and human trafficking:
- Conduct a risk assessment to ascertain potential risk areas in our supply chains;
- Review and further develop and monitor our slavery and human trafficking risk mitigation systems, policy and procedures.
This statement is made pursuant to section 54(1) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and constitutes our Group’s slavery and human trafficking statement for the financial year ending 30th April 2019. It has been signed by John Petter – CEO of Zellis Holdings Ltd on 19/05/19.