Our supply chains include the sourcing of products and services important to the delivery of our services.
Our supply chain includes:
• Property related services and materials (construction and maintenance)
• Facilities management services
• Communications and IT equipment services
• Temporary/Agency staff
• Various professional services
• Office equipment and supplies
This is not an exhaustive list. In scrutinising our suppliers we adopt a risk based approach to ensure those sectors commonly deemed to be most at risk from Modern Slavery are reviewed in more detail.
Our procurement activities all take place in England and our contractors and suppliers are currently all UK based though we follow the European Union Procurement Directives which govern good practice in procurement. This is supplemented by our own Group Procurement Policy which extends across all Recovery Focus partner companies in our group.
Our tendering process ensures we engage with reputable contractors who adhere to all appropriate legislation, regulation and practices. Our contract management arrangements help us ensure they maintain the standards required.
Our policies are reviewed on a continuous basis to ensure that they reflect best practice and to mitigate against risks. All managers with delegated authority to commission goods or services will seek a compliance statement from any potential provider.
Arising from the regular refresh of the Group Procurement Policy, we regularly review our process and procedures across the group to incorporate the relevant due diligence checks to conduct with suppliers before entering into the contract. Some procedures may be specific to only a single partner entity or even division of services within the group, to ensure that processes can be in adequate detail to ensure desired standards are being delivered.
As part of the Group’s ongoing activity we may also review or reconsider additional policies, procedures or requirements if appropriate to ensure there is no slavery or human trafficking taking place in any partner within Recovery Focus or in our group supply chains.
This statement will be updated annually.