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QA Slavery and Human Trafficking Statement 2016/17

Introduction

Modern slavery is a crime and a violation of fundamental human rights. It takes various forms, such as slavery, servitude, forced and compulsory labour and human trafficking, all of which have in common the deprivation of a person’s liberty by another in order to exploit them for personal or commercial gain.

We have a zero-tolerance approach to modern slavery and we are committed to acting ethically and with integrity in all our business dealings and relationships and to implementing and enforcing procedures to ensure modern slavery is not taking place anywhere in our own business or in any of our supply chains.

About Us and Our Business

QA Group provides learning, education and consultancy services in four principal areas which are QA Learning, QA Apprenticeships, QA Higher Education and QA Consulting.

QA Learning provides a broad range of business and technical skills courses to public and private sector clients at training centres throughout the UK, QA Apprenticeships works with employers in the UK to provide apprenticeships leading to technical and business skills qualifications, QA Higher Education provides degree courses to domestic and international students at campuses in London, Birmingham and Newcastle and QA Consulting hires, trains and deploys consultants to provide technology skills into public and private organisations.

In the relevant financial year we had on average over 1600 employees with an annual turnover in excess of £210 million and we operate throughout the UK.

Our Policies on Slavery and Human Trafficking

We are committed to ensuring there is transparency in our own business and in our approach to tackling modern slavery throughout our supply chains. Our commitment is to act ethically and with integrity in all our business relationships and to implement and enforce effective systems and controls to ensure slavery and human trafficking is not taking place anywhere in our supply chains.

To enable this, during the relevant financial year we developed an Anti-Slavery and Human Trafficking Policy to set out our responsibilities and to ensure and assist compliance within our business.

We have zero tolerance to slavery and human trafficking. We expect the same high standards from all of our contractors, suppliers and other business partners and we expect our suppliers to hold their own suppliers to the same high standards.

Training

To ensure a high level of understanding of the risks of modern slavery and human trafficking in our supply chains and our business, we provide training to our staff.

This statement is made pursuant to section 54(1) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and constitutes our slavery and human trafficking statement for the financial year ended 2 June 2017.

 

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