Modern Slavery Statement
Introduction from the Director
Leyes lane Pharmacy Ltd recognises that all businesses have an obligation to prevent slavery and human trafficking. Every company must do its share to combat this issue. Leyes Lane Pharmacy will do all in its power to prevent slavery and human trafficking within its business and within the supply chains through which it operates.
We recognises that, because of our position as a regulated member of the healthcare industry, compliance with its regulatory obligations reduces the risk that it will be engaging directly in human trafficking and slavery but, nevertheless, acknowledges that it has a part to play.
Organisation’s Structure and Business
Leyes Lane Pharmacy Ltd is a single branch retail pharmacy, based in Kenilworth, Warwickshire.
Our Supply Chains
Our supply chains are concentrated on pharmaceutical products, mainly supplied via large wholesale organisations with good track records and reputations. Our workforce is almost exclusively professionally qualified at one level or another and regulated by external bodies.
Our Policies on Slavery and Human Trafficking
We are committed to ensuring that there is no modern slavery or human trafficking in our supply chains or in any part of our business.
We operate to ensure fairness in the recruitment, retention and development of all employees and it seeks to comply with all applicable employment legislation.
The company seeks to provide a work environment where employees are treated with respect, dignity and consideration.
We monitor our supply chains and our suppliers to ensure, so far as is possible, that slavery and human trafficking is not taking place within those supply chains.
Due Diligence Process for Slavery and Human Trafficking
As part of our commitment to identify and eradicate slavery and human trafficking from within our business and from those businesses with which we interact, we:
Work closely with our supply chains to ensure compliance with legislative obligations and we expect those organisations to have suitable anti-slavery and human trafficking policies and processes.
We seek to build long standing relationships with suppliers and to make clear our expectations of ethical business behaviour from them.
We have in place systems to encourage the reporting of concerns and the protection of whistle blowers.
Supplier Adherence to our Values
Leyes Lane Pharmacy Ltd has a zero tolerance view to slavery and human trafficking and we expect that view to prevail in our supply chain and contractors.
Senior Managers within the company are responsible for compliance in their respective departments, insofar as there is perceived to be a risk of encouraging, engaging or sustaining slavery and human trafficking.
To ensure appropriate levels or risk awareness in respect of modern slavery and human trafficking, we provide training to relevant members of staff and, in particular, to senior Managers and those involved in the recruitment process. All Directors in the business have been briefed on the subject.
Our Effectiveness in Combating Slavery and Human Trafficking
As has been stated above, we believe that, because of our position within the healthcare industry and our reliance upon direct, one to one recruitment processes, with subsequent monitoring of performance and the attainment of regulatory standards, our exposure within our human resources to human trafficking and slavery is low.
This statement is made to pursuant to Section 54(1) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and constitutes Leyes lane Pharmacy Ltd’s slavery and human trafficking statement for the current financial year.
Signed: Caroline Eley
For and on behalf of Leyes Lane Pharmacy Ltd