Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking Statement 

 

Introduction

This statement is made in accordance with S54 (1) Modern Slavery Act 2015 and constitutes our slavery and human trafficking statement for the financial year ending 31st December 2016.

Slavery and human trafficking remains a hidden blight in our global society and as an organisation we are wholly committed to ensuring that we are alert to the risks both within our individual business and our supply chains.

Kuoni GTA is committed to ensuring there is transparency within our organisation and in our approach to tackling modern slavery throughout our supply chains, in line with our obligations under the Modern Slavery Act 2015.

Our business and supply chains

We source travel services on a global scale and use a broad supply chain to supply travel services to our clients. This comprises the use of a wide range of suppliers globally and includes jurisdictions where there is a higher risk of forced labour. This broad range means that when considering risks of forced labour we consider our supply chain to be our primary area of concern.

As an organisation we aim to act ethically and with integrity in all business relationships throughout our supply chain, we endeavour to undertake appropriate due diligence to identify and assess potential risk areas and to mitigate the risks posed by slavery and/or human trafficking occurring.

Through our human rights diligence process, we regularly assess where forced, compulsory or trafficked labour occurs within the travel and tourism sector and identify preventive measures to protect individuals who are particularly prone to exposure to modern slavery in any part of our business or supply chains.

We aim to encourage openness and will support any person who raises concerns in good faith

Policies and Procedures

We expect high standards from all of our clients, suppliers, contractors and business partners when tackling modern slavery. As part of our contracting process, via a code of conduct, we include specific prohibitions against the use of forced, compulsory or trafficked labour and we expect that our suppliers and clients will hold their own suppliers and clients to the same high standard.

All our employees are provided with our company’s Code of Conduct as part of their contract of employment and they are required to read and sign acknowledgement of the same before commencing employment with us. We expect our staff to reiterate the zero tolerance policy to modern slavery to our suppliers, contractors, clients and business partners at the outset of our business relationships with them.

Moving forward

In light of the 2015 legislation, in the coming year, as a business we aim to continue to review, develop and promote our policies and practices to identify and mitigate risk areas for modern slavery and human trafficking in our business and supply chains. We aim to circulate updated modern slavery awareness information to all our staff in order to refresh and update the business and our supply chains on the current policy and the legislation.

Board approval

This statement has been approved by the Board of Directors of GTA Travel Holding Ltd on 6th July 2017, who will review and update it annually.