Modern Slavery Act Statement
The Prince’s Trust has a zero-tolerance approach to slavery and is committed to preventing acts of slavery and human trafficking from occurring within its business and supply chain.
This statement sets out the information required by the Modern Slavery Act 2015 to explain our approach to preventing acts of slavery and human trafficking.
Our status, operations and supply chain
The Prince’s Trust is registered as a charity 1079675 (England and Wales) and SC041198 (Scotland) and incorporated by Royal Charter (RC000772).
We work with disadvantaged young people in the United Kingdom to change their lives and get into work, education, training or volunteering. In addition, through Prince’s Trust International, we support young people in countries across the world.
Much of our support for young people is delivered through partner organisations and with the aid of volunteers. We also work with a diverse range of sponsors, funders and suppliers who will have their own suppliers, sub-contractors and partners.
Current policy and processes
Our procurement policies cover the actions required to obtain goods and services on behalf of The Prince’s Trust from external third party suppliers. This includes planning, sourcing, supplier selection, contracting, transaction management and payment.
The policy’s objectives include ensuring all potential and incumbent suppliers are dealt with professionally, fairly and ethically and that we uphold the principles of sustainable procurement at all times. We require our suppliers to comply with all UK legislation. Our procedures comply with EU and UK law and address environmental management, health and safety and equality legislation.
We have an ethical fundraising policy in order to uphold high standards.
Strengthening assurance during 2016/17
During 2016/17 we will:
- Update all appropriate policies to ensure we comply fully with the Modern Slavery Act
- Raise awareness amongst our staff and volunteers to highlight its importance
- Develop a code of practice for our suppliers to increase awareness and understanding to prevent modern slavery in the supply chain
- Conduct a risk assessment of our supply chain
This statement is made pursuant to section 54(1) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and constitutes The Prince’s Trust group’s slavery and human trafficking statement for the financial year ending 31 March 2016. The Board of Trustees of The Prince’s Trust delegated approval of this statement on its behalf to the Chief Executive at its board meeting on 29 September 2016.
The Prince’s Trust Group currently comprises: The Prince’s Trust, Prince’s Trust International Limited and Prince’s Trust Trading Limited.