Statement of compliance with the Modern Slavery Act 2015

Introduction

Sense strongly supports the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and acknowledges its responsibility to comply with it.

Sense is committed to ensuring that both the organisation and its supply chains are free of   slavery and human trafficking, and that the necessary due diligence is undertaken to provide assurance of this.

Procurement

Sense’s procurement practices incorporate processes to ensure that our suppliers comply with the requirements of the Modern Slavery Act 2015.

Invitations to tender require suppliers to confirm their compliance with the Act and to provide a formal statement to this effect.

New suppliers are analysed to assess the risk of non-compliance with the Act and, if considered necessary, are asked to provide further assurances.

Depending on the type of goods and services being provided and the depth of the supply chains involved, further due diligence may be undertaken.

Sense Trading

Our Trading Team secures statements from all suppliers of new goods guaranteeing their compliance with the Act. No supplier is engaged without this compliance statement. During the coming year all longstanding suppliers will be re-reassessed.

Assurance

Over the course of the year both the Procurement and Trading Teams received the necessary assurances from our suppliers. Sense is satisfied that, over the past year, there has been no evidence of any connection with modern slavery or human trafficking, either within the organisation or through any of our suppliers or sub-contractors.

Continued commitment

The Council of Sense and the Executive Team will ensure that the implementation of this policy is reviewed and updated as necessary.

Nicholas Keegan,

Treasurer

18 September 2018