Modern Slavery Act Transparency Statement
This statement is made pursuant to S54(1) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and sets out the steps the Company has taken during the financial year 1 March 2020 to 28 February 2021 to ensure that slavery and human trafficking is not taking place in our supply chains or in any part of our business.
Our organisation and business
Endsleigh Insurance Services Limited is a general insurance intermediary. Our head office is in Cheltenham and we have approximately 300 employees, all of whom are based in the UK. We were established in 1965, by NUS, to champion affordable insurance designed for students, when others wouldn't.
Today, we are still as committed to providing value for money. Using our expertise we have extended our products and services to professionals as well as to commercial and business customers, shaping protection for the things that matter most to our customers. We are proud of our heritage and expertise, aligning our solutions to our core markets of education, property owners, travel agencies and not-for-profit organisations.
We are committed to ensuring that there is no slavery, servitude, forced or compulsory labour, abuse of power over vulnerable individuals, human trafficking or any other form of exploitation as contemplated by the Modern Slavery Act 2015. We see our business as a place where people can flourish in a supportive environment.
Our supply chains
Our supply chain includes recognised UK insurers all of which are authorised by the Financial Conduct Authority. We also use software houses, IT and telephony companies. We do not act as a producer or manufacturer or retailer of physical goods and therefore have no supply chain in relation to these activities.
Our policies on slavery and human trafficking
We have a zero tolerance approach to modern slavery which reflects our approach to acting ethically and with integrity in our business relationships and to implementing and enforcing effective systems that ensure that we do not undertake business activities with any organisation that may be exposed to slavery and human trafficking.
Assessment of modern slavery risk within our supply chain and due diligence
We have undertaken a risk assessment to determine where the risks of modern slavery and human trafficking could arise. All employees in the company work at an office owned or leased by the company. We have clear policies for engagement and contracting individuals.
We understand that the greatest risk of modern slavery and human trafficking is in emerging markets. We do not trade outside of the UK however, we have conducted due diligence of those suppliers that we believe may be exposed to such a risk.
We continue to undertake training of employees to ensure that they understand the risks and comply with our required standards.
Approval for this statement
This statement was approved on behalf of the Board of Directors on 25 March 2021 by Alison Meckiffe, CEO. The statement covers all legal entities in the Endsleigh group of companies including Endsleigh Insurance Services Limited, SFS Group Limited and SFTS Trustees Limited.