Corporate policies and statements
Anti-Slavery and Human Trafficking Statement
Our anti-slavery and human trafficking statement reflects our commitment to acting ethically and with integrity in all our business relationships. We've responsibility under the Modern Slavery Act 2015 to ensure transparency in the provision of all our goods and services. We will seek to ensure slavery and human trafficking is not taking place anywhere in our business or supply chains.
A2Dominion procure services and product directly and through our partnerships and contract relationships with other suppliers and agencies. These are sourced from the UK, Europe and beyond. A2Dominion does not wish to support or deal with any business knowingly involved in slavery or human trafficking in any part of its operations.
To that extent, A2Dominion continues to include within its tender documentation, a requirement for potential suppliers to provide a statement regarding its procedures and practices around modern slavery.
All our policies are reviewed on a regular basis to ensure that they reflect best practice and to mitigate against risks.
We are committed to ensuring that our employees and workers aren't subject to any form of servitude, forced, compulsory or bonded labour. Employees will have the freedom to leave freely and without threat to themselves or their family. All our employees will be treated fairly and equally. We regularly review all our terms of employment to ensure that they comply with all relevant legislation. Employees will be provided with clear and transparent information about rates of pay, hours worked and legal deductions.
This statement is made under section 54(1) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015. It constitutes our Group's slavery and human trafficking statement for the financial year ending 31st March 2017.
This statement was approved by the A2Dominion Group Board on 31st May 2017. It will be reviewed and updated as necessary or on an annual basis.
Equality & diversity
We are committed to providing equal treatment for individuals, ensuring equality of opportunity in access to housing services and employment.
Through our comprehensive Equality & Diversity Strategy we aim to embrace the principles and practices that encourage equality, meeting the diverse needs of the communities where we work.
Our Equality & Diversity Strategy also aims to break down barriers that prevent our employees from contributing and realising their full potential.
A2Dominion has signed up to the Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH) Equality & Diversity Charter. The Charter is issued by the CIH as a framework for improvement based on a self-assessment approach. By signing up to the Charter, it helps to demonstrate that our organisation has strong leadership and a corporate commitment to delivering excellence in equality and diversity across the organisation.
As an employer, we encourage applications from people with disabilities and interview all applicants who meet the minimum criteria for a job vacancy. We have been named a 'two ticks' employer by Jobcentre Plus, which recognises our commitment to recruitment, training, retention, consultation and disability awareness.