MODERN SLAVERY STATEMENT
This statement applies to Gazelle Global Consulting Ltd (referred to in this statement as ‘the Organisation’). The information included in the statement refers to the financial year 2021/22.
B) ORGANISATIONAL STRUCTURE
The organisation is headquartered in Chiswick Business Park in London. In addition, we have smaller offices in Germany, Netherlands and France all operating as separate legal entities. The organisation is managed by a Board of Directors.
Our main business activity is recruitment of independent contractors within the IT industry in Europe.
The labour supplied to the Organisation in pursuance of its operation is carried out by independent self- employed contractors (for our end clients) and by our own employees at our offices.
The Organisation considers that modern slavery encompasses:
The Organisation acknowledges its responsibilities in relation to tackling modern slavery and commits to complying with the provisions in the Modern Slavery Act 2015. The Organisation understands that this requires an ongoing review of both its internal practices in relation to its labour force and, additionally, its supply chains.
The Organisation does not enter into business with any other Organisation, in the United Kingdom or abroad, which knowingly supports or is found to involve itself in slavery, servitude and forced or compulsory labour.
No labour provided to the Organisation in the pursuance of the provision of its own services is obtained by means of slavery or human trafficking. The Organisation strictly adheres to the minimum standards required in relation to its responsibilities under relevant employment legislation in The United Kingdom and the Netherlands, and in most cases more than exceeds these.
E) SUPPLY CHAINS
In order to fulfil its activities, the organisation’s main supply chain include those related to IT contractors. The contractors are all working through their own companies or through independent umbrella companies not affiliated with Gazelle.
F) POTENTIAL EXPOSURE
The Organisation considers its main exposure to the risk of slavery and human trafficking to exist with third-party contractors that use subcontractors.
In general, the Organisation considers its exposure to slavery/human trafficking to be relatively limited. Nonetheless, it has taken steps to ensure that such practices do not take place in its business nor the business of any Organisation that supplies goods and/or services to it.
The Organisation carries out due diligence processes in relation to ensuring slavery and/or human trafficking does not take place in its Organisation or supply chains, including conducting a review of the controls of its suppliers.
The Organisation has not, to its knowledge, conducted any business with another Organisation which has been found to have involved itself with modern slavery.
In accordance with section 54(4) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015, the Organisation has taken the following step to ensure that modern slavery is not taking place:
H) KEY PERFORMANCE INDICATORS
The Organisation has set the following key performance indicators to measure its effectiveness in ensuring modern slavery is not taking place in the Organisation or its supply chains.
The Organisation shares this statement internally and makes it available to employees.
The Organisation is in process of rolling out a centralised training website for all our employees where we aim to include training on modern slavery as one of the requirements.
K) SLAVERY COMPLIANCE OFFICER
The Organisation has a Slavery Compliance Officer, to whom all concerns regarding modern slavery should be addressed, and who will then undertake relevant action with regard to the Organisation obligations in this regard.
This statement is made in pursuance of Section 54(1) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and will be reviewed for each financial year.
Head of Contracts & Compliance