Modern Slavery

Slavery and Human Trafficking Statement

Introduction

This statement is made pursuant to section 54(1) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and constitutes our slavery and human trafficking statement.

Organisational Structure

Nile HQ Limited is a limited company registered in Scotland no. SC306908 with offices at 13-15 Circus Lane, Edinburgh EH3 6SU. We are a strategic design company offering services to organisations throughout the UK, Europe and North America.

Our Approach

We are committed to acting ethically and with integrity in all our business dealings and relationships and to implementing and enforcing effective systems and controls to ensure modern slavery is not taking place anywhere in our own business or in any of our supply chains.

We are committed to ensuring there is transparency in our own business and in our approach to tackling modern slavery throughout our supply chains, consistent with our disclosure obligations under the Modern Slavery Act 2015.

Nile HQ strives to ensure fairness in the recruitment, retention and development of all employees and it seeks to comply with all applicable employment legislation. We seek to provide a work environment where employees are treated with respect, dignity and consideration.

All staff are encouraged to take responsibility for ensuring that there is no breach of our obligations and to report any concerns.

Supplier Due Diligence

Nile HQ has a zero tolerance view to slavery and human trafficking and we expect the same high standard from all of our contractors, suppliers and other business partners.

As part of our contracting processes, we work closely with our supply chains to ensure compliance with legislative obligations and we expect those organisations to have suitable anti-slavery and human trafficking policies and processes.

We seek to build long-standing relationships with suppliers and to make clear our expectations of ethical business behaviour from them. We may terminate any service agreement with immediate effect if a supplier fails to fulfil their obligations under the Modern Slavery Act 2015.

Training

To ensure appropriate levels of risk awareness in respect of modern slavery and human trafficking, we provide training to relevant members of staff and in particular those with input to personnel decisions.

Measuring our effectiveness

We believe that due to the nature of our work as designers, our reliance on established supplier relationships and one to one recruitment processes, with subsequent monitoring of performance and the attainment of regulatory standards, our exposure within our business to human trafficking and slavery is low.

Review

We will review our processes to ensure that we continue to meet our obligations under the Act. This will include:

  • Obtaining a compliance statement from all current suppliers.
  • Ensuring all new suppliers provide a compliance statement or agree to our supplier code of conduct.
  • Providing training and raising awareness of this statement and the Anti-Slavery Policy across the firm.