This statement sets out Sentinel’s actions to understand all potential modern slavery risks related to its business and to put in place steps that are aimed at ensuring that there is no slavery or human trafficking in its own business and its supply chains.
As part of the Fire & Security / TECS industry, we recognise that we have a responsibility to take a robust approach to slavery and human trafficking.
Our organisation is absolutely committed to preventing slavery and human trafficking in its corporate activities, and to ensuring that its supply chains are free from slavery and human trafficking..
Organisational structure and supply chains
This statement covers the activities of Sentinel Fire and Security Solutions Limited:
- Installation and maintenance of Fire & Security / TECS systems
Countries of operation and supply
We currently operate solely within the United Kingdom.
The following is the process by which the company assesses whether or not particular activities or countries are high risk in relation to slavery or human trafficking:
- We carefully vet our suppliers and partner organisations to ensure that all adequate precautions have been taken to avoid modern slavery.
Responsibility for our anti-slavery initiatives is as follows:
- Policies: We engage an external human resources consultancy in addition to relevant legal specialists to ensure compliance.
- Training: Our line managers and directors receive training relating to modern slavery.
We operate the following policies that describe our approach to the identification of modern slavery risks and steps to be taken to prevent slavery and human trafficking in its operations:
Whistleblowing policy We encourage all our workers, customers and other business partners to report any concerns related to the direct activities, or the supply chains of, our organisation. This includes any circumstances that may give rise to an enhanced risk of slavery or human trafficking. Our whistleblowing procedure is designed to make it easy for workers to make disclosures, without fear of retaliation
Employee code of conduct Our code makes clear to employees the actions and behaviour expected of them when representing our organisation. We strive to maintain the highest standards of employee conduct and ethical behaviour when operating abroad and managing its supply chain
Supplier guidance code of conduct We are committed to ensuring that its suppliers adhere to the highest standards of ethics. Suppliers are required to demonstrate that they provide safe working conditions where necessary, treat workers with dignity and respect, and act ethically and within the law in their use of labour. We work with suppliers to ensure that they meet the standards of the code and improve their worker’s working conditions. However, serious violations of our supplier code of conduct will lead to the termination of the business relationship.
Recruitment/Agency workers guidance policy We use only specified, reputable employment agencies to source labour and always verifies the practices of any new agency it is using before accepting workers from that agency.
We undertake due diligence when considering taking on new suppliers, and regularly review existing suppliers. Our due diligence and reviews include:
mapping the supply chain broadly to assess particular product or geographical risks of modern slavery and human trafficking;
We require members of our management team to complete training on modern slavery training.
This statement was approved on 12 October 2022 by our board of directors, who review and update it annually.