Citipost Ltd Modern Slavery & Trafficking

 

Citipost Ltd, is committed to preventing modern slavery and human trafficking in its corporate activities and in its supply chain.

Citipost is an independent parcel carrier operating within the UK and we have over 100 direct employees. Agency workers and Zero Hour staff are used where the local labour conditions and demands of the business increase.

Citipost are committed to tackling this crime through effective due diligence and risk assessments, raising awareness of modern slavery and working together to protect the most vulnerable groups of people. The key elements include:

Vetting procedures
We conduct vetting and screening checks on all our employees. Specifically, we ensure photo ID checks are carried out for all employees and that bank accounts are in the name of the employee to where their monthly wages are paid into.

Whistle Blowing
All our colleagues have access to our Whistle blowing policy which is documented in our employee handbook. Our policy includes details of who to report any issues and/or concerns to.

Supplier Approval
In order to do business with Citipost our suppliers are required to complete a supplier approval form. This document is then reviewed to ensure they meet our expectations in line with our ISO27001 accreditation. All suppliers must have recognised measures in place to prevent slavery and human trafficking within their businesses to ensure they meet our supplier approval process which assesses adherence to our requirements.

Continuous Improvement
We have a dedicated internal department which ensures compliance is driven and adhered to.

Risk and Compliance
Modern slavery involves criminal activity and signs can often be very subtle and difficult.

Citipost evaluates their risk of slavery and human trafficking. Where a potential risk may occur, an investigation will take place and robust processes will be followed.

Awareness and collaboration; we are a member of Stronger Together. This programme raises awareness of issues such as; forced labour, exploitive practises by labour providers and human trafficking.

Future Actions and Sign off
We continue to review and take necessary action to prevent slavery and human trafficking in line with our above statement.

 

This statement relates to the following period: January 2022 to December 2022 and was approved by the Board of Directors of Citipost Ltd.

This statement will be reviewed and updated annually.

 

Lisa Blatch

17th February 2022