Modern Slavery is a crime and a violation of fundamental human rights. It takes various forms such as slavery, servitude, forced labour and human trafficking, all of which have in common the deprivation of a person’s liberty by another in order to exploit them for personal or commercial gain.
We are committed to improving our practices to combat slavery and human trafficking.
The University of Bath is a provider of educational and research services within the Higher Education sector. The University of Bath operates primarily from its city of Bath campus in the UK and is made up of three Faculties, sixteen Departments, one School and four Institutes collectively sharing the organisational mission to deliver world-class research and teaching, educating our students to become future leaders and innovators, and benefiting the wider population through our research, enterprise and influence. We currently have c. 19,000 students and c. 3,200 staff. We had an annual turnover in 2020/21 of £290m.
Our Supply Chains
The University’s supply chains are global and complex supporting and reflecting the diverse range of activities carried out through our teaching, research and commercial partnerships. mg不朽情缘单机版下载在2020-21年期间与第三方供应商的支出可按以下类别进行高水平分类(百分比分成为指示性):
- Estates and Construction 51.7%
- Professional Services 14%
- IT & Telecoms 9.1%
- Laboratory & Medical 9.1%
- Utilities 6.1%
- Library 4.5%
- Janitorial & Security 2.4%
- Catering 0.8%
- Travel & Transport 0.7%
- Office Supplies & Printing 0.7%
- Furniture & Furnishings 0.5%
- Sports 0.4%
The University is committed to ensuring that there is no modern slavery or human trafficking in our supply chains or in any part of our business. In light of the obligation to report on measures to ensure that all parts of our business and supply chain are slavery-free, we operate and regularly review workplace policies and procedures to assess their effectiveness in identifying and tackling modern slavery issues. mg不朽情缘单机版下载的工作场所政策和程序表明，mg不朽情缘单机版下载承诺在所有业务关系中遵守道德和诚信，并实施和执行有效的系统和控制，以确保奴隶制和人口贩运不会发生在mg不朽情缘单机版下载的供应链中.
Some of the University policies that support our approach to tackling modern slavery and human trafficking include:
Dignity and Respect Policy
This promotes a working and learning environment which will be stimulating and supportive and free of harassment, bullying and victimisation; where individuals are confident, if they bring a complaint in good faith, that the matter will be dealt with according to the agreed procedures without fear of subsequent victimisation or disadvantage. This policy applies to all staff (including casual and voluntary workers), honorary and visiting staff, volunteers and students and third parties (e.g. contractor, client or customer of the University).
Equality and Diversity & Inclusion Policies
This details how the University can be most effective in its impact on equality, diversity and inclusion and the elimination of harassment and discrimination (including our ‘#bethechange’ campaign).
Public Interest Disclosure Policy (Whistleblowing)
The University of Bath is committed to maintaining the highest standards of honesty, openness and accountability and to conducting its business in a responsible way. The policy encourages employees to raise their concerns in a responsible way where there is malpractice (that is, illegal, improper or negligent behaviour) or wrongdoing within an organisation and, where they do so, protects those employees from reprisal.
Health & Safety and Health & Wellbeing Policies
This sets out the expectations on employees, students, and contractors to support the University’s efforts to provide a safe and healthy workplace and to meet their own individual duty of care to others.
Recruitment policy (employment checks)
This ensures our recruitment processes are non-discriminatory and that staff have a right to work in the UK, with checks made before they start work and that all immigration requirements are met as specified by UK Visas & Immigration (UKVI).
Due Diligence Processes for Slavery and Human Trafficking
We continue to evolve our category management approach to managing expenditure with third party suppliers to the University, which allows us to manage supply chain risk by category and by supplier where necessary. Periodic reviews of our supply chains by category allow the risks associated with modern slavery and human trafficking to be considered, identified and managed. The University’s standard contractual terms and conditions used when procuring goods, 服务和工作包括嵌入《mg不朽情缘单机版下载》要求的条款，并向大学提供权力，在必要时从mg不朽情缘单机版下载的供应商索取卡塔尔世界杯赞助商其供应链性质的信息.
The University has developed a Responsible Procurement Code of Practice, which documents our aims related to the environmental, social, economic and ethical impact, which includes modern slavery and human trafficking, when procuring all goods, services and works. This also makes it clear that all suppliers to the University are expected to comply with the principles of Responsible Procurement.
We are committed to using and selling ethically-sourced food in our hospitality outlets and catering services. The University has been awarded the Gold Award for Best Fairtrade University, in recognition of our continued commitment to Fairtrade products, promotions and events, as well as our efforts over Fairtrade Fortnight. Fairtrade standards explicitly prohibit the use of forced labour and child labour. Independent auditors are used to look for evidence of abuse or discriminatory labour practices by employers, which are often indicators of modern slavery.
We follow the Public Contract Regulations when procuring goods, services and works. 当合同的估计价值超过欧盟价值阈值时，mg不朽情缘单机版下载要求所有适用的投标供应商确认他们遵守了现代奴隶制法案. The Living Wage Foundation has accredited the University as a Living Wage Employer. This commits the University to ensuring that staff salaries keep pace with the cost of living. 作为这一倡议的一部分，mg不朽情缘单机版下载还要求大学的相关供应商在为大学提供服务时向其员工支付国民生活工资或更高的工资.
The University utilises a range of available framework agreements established by the buying consortium SUPC. 该联盟致力于确保其供应链中不存在现代奴隶制和人口贩卖，并要求在高风险行业中运营的供应商承诺遵守道德交易倡议(ETI)基本准则。. ETI基本守则以国际劳工组织(ILO)的公约为基础，是国际公认的劳工实务守则, requiring that employment is freely chosen; freedom of association and the right to collective bargaining are respected; working conditions are safe and hygienic; child labour shall not be used; living wages are paid; working hours are not excessive; no discrimination is practised; regular employment is provided; and no harsh or inhumane treatment is allowed.
在电子设备的采购方面，大学也可以通过mg不朽情缘单机版下载与SUPC的关系寻求电子手表专家的指导和支持. 电子观察将电子生产区域的公共部门买家和民间社会组织与人权和全球供应链方面的专家聚集在一起. 它们引导公共采购需求，要求在电子产品供应链中提供体面的工作条件，并通过工人驱动的监测，为公共采购提供能力，以跟踪合同需求，帮助工人提出投诉并帮助解决问题.
All professional procurement staff are trained annually in Ethical Procurement by the Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply.
We will seek to offer comprehensive training on combating modern slavery and human trafficking in our supply chains to our community of requisitioners.
We will continue to enhance awareness of modern slavery and human trafficking within our programme of safeguarding training.
Approved by Pamela Chesters CBE, Chair of Council, on 18 November 2021
You can see previous versions of the Modern slavery and human trafficking statement on the Internet Archive.