Steve Morgan Foundation is committed to ensuring that there is no modern slavery and human trafficking in our supply chains or any part of our activities.
In the year to March 2024, we are working to improve our practices, including raising awareness amongst our staff on the Modern Slavery Act 2015, making available resources for appropriate action should slavery or human trafficking be identified and to undertake appropriate risk assessments with our suppliers.
Steve Morgan Foundation has a zero-tolerance approach towards modern slavery. We are committed to ensuring that there is no modern slavery or human trafficking in our supply chains or any part of our activities. We do not enter into business with any organisation which knowingly supports, or is involved in slavery, forced or compulsory labour.
The Foundation is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to providing a non-discriminatory and respectful working environment for its employees. All recruitment and HR processes are designed to ensure that all employees are legally entitled to work in the UK.
Steve Morgan Foundation’s main business is the provision of grant funding to registered charities and third sector organisations along with specialist equipment for people with disabilities. Awards are approved by the Board of Trustees following a rigorous application process.
Our supply chain
The Foundation has less than one hundred regular suppliers, mainly of vehicles and specialised disability equipment, and there are long-standing relationships in place with these trusted suppliers. Attention is focused on high value products, the suppliers of which are vetted and have provided appropriate policies and references.
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 any of our activities and to acting with integrity in all our employment and business relationships.
Due Diligence for slavery and human trafficking
As part of our endeavours to mitigate risk, measures are in place to:
Identify and assess potential risk areas in our supply chain
Application of due diligence and service reviews with suppliers
Encourage the reporting of concerns and protect whistle blowers
Enable and encourage employees to raise a grievance if they have concerns over their employment status, remuneration or conditions.
Additionally, from August 2023 we will:
Introduce a questionnaire relating to modern slavery, corporate social responsibility and diversity and inclusion that we will require our primary suppliers to complete. If it is not completed to our satisfaction, we will review our relationship with the supplier
Require staff to be familiar with our Slavery and Human Trafficking Policy and provide periodic reminders to our staff as well as the opportunity to undertake e-learning on the subject
This statement is made in relation to Section 54 of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and constitutes the Steve Morgan Foundation’s Modern Slavery Statement for the financial year ending March 2024.