MODERN SLAVERY STATEMENT
This statement is made pursuant to S54 of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 for the financial year ending 30 September 2018 and sets out the steps that Elegant Hotels Group plc (Elegant Hotels) has taken and is continuing to take, to prevent modern day slavery and human trafficking in its business and supply chain.
Slavery and human trafficking are illegal yet we recognise that slavery, servitude, forced labour and human trafficking (“Modern Slavery”) is a global and growing issue existing in all regions in the world.
ABOUT ELEGANT HOTELS
Elegant Hotels is a public company listed on the AIM market and is a luxury Caribbean hotel operator which owns and operates seven hotels and one restaurant on the Island of Barbados. Elegant Hotels has a zero tolerance approach to Modern Slavery and has and continues to implement measures to mitigate the risk within our business and supply chain.
POLICIES AND PROCEDURES
The existing policies and procedures of Elegant Hotels which would assist in combatting Modern Slavery include checks and verification with regards to recruitment and a whistleblowing policy so that all employees can raise concerns without fear of reprisal. Elegant Hotels has recently implemented a modern slavery policy which reflects our commitment to ensuring that there is no modern slavery in our supply chains.
The following departments within Elegant Hotels assist with enhancing our compliance programme:
- Human Resources
In the coming months, Elegant Hotels intends to take the following additional proactive steps to safeguard against the possible threats of modern day slavery:
- Expanding due diligence on subcontractors and suppliers;
- Modern day slavery training across the group.
This statement was approved by the Board of Directors on 20th day of September, 2018.
Chief Executive Officer and Director