Meet The Founders

Uniquely, Global Action is run by international development professionals who have extensive experience in launching and planning over 120 school expeditions to: Bolivia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Indian Himalayas, Morocco, Nepal, Peru, Sarawak and Sabah (Borneo), Switzerland, Tanzania, Zanzibar, and Zimbabwe.

We have also arranged internships and gap-year programmes for over 300 graduates and school leavers to six countries.

Mark Giffard-Lindsay MA FRGS

Mark started his career in 1988 as a Logistics Officer for Operation Raleigh's expedition to West Cameroon. He served for 9 years with the Parachute Regiment Reserve, leading paratroopers on challenging exercises throughout the world.

Whilst a Director at two leading expedition companies, Mark launched and planned overseas school expeditions to 16 countries. As an Operations Director, this included overseeing all operational planning of itineraries, risk assessments, community projects, safety and pre-departure training.

Mark Giffard Lindsay

He has led school and adult expeditions in many countries, from school teams in the Borneo jungles, to taking 80 year olds to Everest Base Camp!

Mark spent 5 years working in Nepal and other Himalayan countries for CARE International and the European Community Humanitarian Office (ECHO). As a Country Director, this included managing an international team of 22 staff, and overseeing disaster relief and long-term sustainable development programmes in: environmental protection, maternal-child health, and community-led microcredit and enterprise.

Mark then worked in Geneva for 2 years as a Senior Officer at the Headquarters of the International Federation of the Red Cross, and the United Nations, advising on global policy-making. Finishing as a consultant, he then co-founded Global Action.

Mark has a Master's Degree in Governance and International Development from the Institute of Development Studies, University of Sussex, is a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society, and a member of RedR UK (Engineers for Disaster Relief)

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Katharine Giffard-Lindsay BA (Hons) MA

Katharine has 10 years' expertise in international education and development. After graduating from Durham University, Katharine qualified as a TEFL teacher (CELTA) at International House London. She worked as a teacher on government-funded English language teaching programmes in the UK, before moving overseas.

Katherine Lindsay

Katharine taught adults, teenagers and children in government vocational training centres and international non-government organisations for 3 years in Nepal, India, and other Himalayan countries. During this time, Katharine also designed and facilitated workshops for UK gap-year teaching volunteers, and worked extensively with international NGOs and charities designing, writing and teaching English language curricula.

On her return, Katharine tutored Masters students and ran seminars at the Centre for International Education at the University of Sussex for 2 years. She also worked as a consultant for the United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) and Plan International.

Katharine has published a paper on inclusive education in India with the UK's Department for International Development (DFID) funded research consortium, CREATE.

Katharine has a BA (Hons) in English, French and Russian Studies from Durham University and a Master's Degree in International Education and Development from the University of Sussex.

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Our Approach

Our mission is to facilitate practical learning for positive global change through school expeditions and professional internships:

  • Global Learning

    Educational and adventurous expeditions that enhance your academic and personal development.

  • Global Internships

    Rewarding internships in Nepal to support local organisations and improve your CV.

  • Global Consultancy

    International development workshops, tailored training and policy analysis.

Why are we different?

We don't duplicate other companies, or provide 'off the shelf' package tours! Rather, we go many extra miles to provide tailor-made global-learning programmes for teachers, students and graduates at excellent value. High quality training and support from caring and experienced staff is included in the UK, overseas and on return.

We are committed to providing programmes that directly support international conservation, poverty reduction, and preserve ancient cultural traditions in an era of rapid globalisation. Click on our Programmes to see how you can participate!

We have 15 years - experience in organising sustainable environmental and community projects throughout the world:

  • We provide long-term support to experienced and dynamic local Non Governmental Organisations (NGOs) and charities, who have a clear understanding of the challenges and needs of vulnerable, marginalised communities.
  • Our students work alongside these NGOs and local community groups on well-planned activities in villages that are part of on-going, long-term country-wide poverty reduction strategies.
    • A good example is Global Action's partnership with the High Atlas Foundation (HAF) in Morocco. The HAF work in 6 provinces, and use a highly participatory approach. Here, marginalised communities prioritise their own development goals, and have complete ownership over project management and implementation. We believe that local communities (not us!) should always be their own 'drivers of change'.
  • 9 months of careful planning goes into arranging itineraries and projects, to ensure each are feasible within time constraints, and materials are on site prior to your arrival. Camping outside the village, you will be totally self-sufficient during the community programme to ensure we are not taking any community resources.
  • Community projects offer fun and highly rewarding opportunities for inter-cultural exchanges and understanding. Through this, you will learn so much more about the community's unique culture, traditions, singing and language. Afternoon and evening activities include playing sports, joint-workshops with local students, and enjoying the community's traditions, singing and dancing - your team will be expected to perform, so no holding back!

We aspire to be world-leaders in responsible travel through our commitment to environmental, social and economic best practice. This starts with accurate information on each of our destinations which includes environmental, social, political, and economic information (see our Country Profiles).

We are highly committed to:

  • Demonstrating and participating in effective sustainable development
  • Maximising social and economic benefits to the local community
  • Protecting endangered species, biodiversity, ecosystems and landscapes, and reducing the negative social and cultural impacts of tourism
  • Preserving cultural heritage, traditions and language

Our Global Action family: students, teachers, graduates, school-leavers, our staff, Expedition Leaders, or in-country partners - are dedicated to, and passionate about the unique benefits of our programmes.

Everything we do aims to have a positive impact for a more sustainable world.


Mark and Katharine

Founders, Global Action

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Accreditations & Partners

Accreditations

The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) - Global Action is a fully-bonded UK-based tour operator, Air Travel Organiser's Licence (ATOL) Number 10624. All the flight inclusive holidays on this website are financially protected by the ATOL scheme. In the unlikely event of our insolvency, the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) will arrange to refund any money you have paid to us for an advance booking, and ensure that you are not stranded abroad. This means you can book with confidence and security. When you pay you will be supplied with an ATOL Certificate. Please ask for it and check to ensure that everything you booked (flights, hotels and other services) is listed on it. Please see our booking conditions for further information or for more information about financial protection and the ATOL Certificate go to: www.atol.org.uk/ATOLcertificate

ASDAN Customised Accreditation - ASDAN is a pioneering curriculum development organisation and awarding body, offering programmes and qualifications that explicitly grow skills for learning, skills for employment and skills for life. The UCAS 'How to Apply 2013 Guide for Applicants' recommends inclusion of ASDAN awards such as the Universities Award in your Personal Statement.

Global Action has customised accreditation with ASDAN, and all our participants completing a Global Action programme receive The ASDAN Universities Award. ASDAN awards are a great way to enhance your UCAS or job application!

Our Partners

We have close working partnerships with a number of travel clinics, international NGOs and government agencies to ensure we work in a responsible and safe environment. This includes:

MASTA run the largest network of private travel clinics in the UK, and their clients include the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office, and the BBC. All Global Action participants are given a 10% discount on MASTA vaccinations and medical kits, and access to MASTA's invaluable 'Travel Health Brief'.

The High Atlas Foundation (HAF) in Morocco. Founded in 2000, the HAF establishes sustainable development and poverty reduction programmes in excluded mountain communities. HAF uses a participatory approach, where the village communities are genuine 'agents of change', from prioritising development goals to implementation, project management, and evaluation.

British Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO). We work closely with the FCO both in risk assessment and care of our teams whilst overseas. We notify local embassies of our teams' dates, activities, and passport information prior to arrival in-country

Memberships

We support the following organisations because they are inspiring educators and young people in multiple ways:

Think Global is an education charity that promotes global learning through networks, advocacy, research, teaching resources and youth work. We share 'Think Global's' vision that: "...everyone should have opportunities to understand the global challenges we face and develop the capabilities to create a more just and sustainable world." Have a look at their excellent free teaching resources at www.globaldimension.org.uk

The Geographical Association (GA) is the essential UK-based subject association for anyone with an interest in geography education. The GA supports teachers, students and academics, at all levels of education, through publications, training events, projects, websites and by lobbying government about the importance of this dynamic subject.

The Field Studies Council (FSC) is a charity committed to environmental education and learning outside the classroom. Established in 1943, the FSC has a national network of field education centres in the UK to inspire anyone with an interest in the natural world to ensure its protection for a sustainable future. The FSC is playing a key role advocating for science fieldwork in the curriculum, and supports a wide range of opportunities for biology, science, geology and geography learning outside the classroom. It also provides financial support for disadvantaged groups to participate in fieldtrips through The Kids Fund.

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Contact Global Action

Our UK Office is located just outside Cirencester, in the heart of the Cotswolds. We operate throughout the UK and worldwide.

Our Address

Global Action Ltd
Lumley House, 56 Elliott Road,
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Global Action Privacy Policy

Website Privacy Notice

This is the privacy notice of Global Action Ltd. In this document, "we", "our", or "us" refer to our company name; Global Action Ltd.

We are company number 08099893, registered in England and Wales.

Our registered office is at 68B High Street, Andover, Hants SP10 1NG

Introduction

This is a notice to inform you of our policy about all information that we record about you. It sets out the conditions under which we may process any information that we collect from you, or that you provide to us. It covers information that could identify you (“personal information”) and information that could not. In the context of the law and this notice, “process” means collect, store, transfer, use or otherwise act on information. We regret that if there are one or more points below with which you are not happy, your only recourse is to leave our website immediately.

We take seriously the protection of your privacy and confidentiality. We understand that all visitors to our website are entitled to know that their personal data will not be used for any purpose unintended by them and will not accidentally fall into the hands of a third party. We undertake to preserve the confidentiality of all information you provide to us, and hope that you reciprocate.

Our policy complies with UK law accordingly implemented, including that required by the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The law requires us to tell you about your rights and our obligations to you in regards to the processing and control of your personal data. We do this now, by requesting that you read the information provided at www.knowyourprivacyrights.org and/or https://ico.org.uk/for-organisations/guide-to-the-general-data-protection-regulation-gdpr/individual-rights/

Except as set out below, we do not share, or sell, or disclose to a third party, any information collected through our website.

The Bases On Which We Process Information About You

The law requires us to determine under which of six defined bases we process different categories of your personal information, and to notify you of the basis for each category. If a basis on which we process your personal information is no longer relevant then we shall immediately stop processing your data.

If the basis changes then if required by law we shall notify you of the change and of any new basis under which we have determined that we can continue to process your information. Information we process because we have a contractual obligation with you. When you create an account on our website, buy a product or service from us, or otherwise agree to our terms and conditions, a contract is formed between you and us.

In order to carry out our obligations under that contract we must process the information you give us. Some of this information may be personal information. We may use it in order to:

  • verify your identity for security purposes;
  • sell products to you;
  • provide you with our services;
  • provide you with suggestions and advice on products, services and how to obtain the most from using our website.

We process this information on the basis there is a contract between us, or that you have requested we use the information before we enter into a legal contract. Additionally, we may aggregate this information in a general way and use it to provide class information, for example to monitor our performance with respect to a particular service we provide. If we use it for this purpose, you as an individual will not be personally identifiable. We shall continue to process this information until the contract between us ends or is terminated by either party under the terms of the contract.

Information We Process With Your Consent

Through certain actions when otherwise there is no contractual relationship between us, such as when you browse our website or ask us to provide you more information about our business, including our products and services, you provide your consent to us to process information that may be personal information. Wherever possible, we aim to obtain your explicit consent to process this information, for example, by asking you to agree to our use of cookies.

Sometimes you might give your consent implicitly, such as when you send us a message by e-mail to which you would reasonably expect us to reply. Except where you have consented to our use of your information for a specific purpose, we do not use your information in any way that would identify you personally. We may aggregate it in a general way and use it to provide class information, for example to monitor the performance of a particular page on our website.

If you have given us explicit permission to do so, we may from time to time pass your name and contact information to selected associates whom we consider may provide services or products you would find useful. We continue to process your information on this basis until you withdraw your consent or it can be reasonably assumed that your consent no longer exists.

You may withdraw your consent at any time by instructing us at data@global-action.co.uk. However, if you do so, you may not be able to use our website or our services further.

Information We Process Because We Have A Legal Obligation

We are subject to the law like everyone else. Sometimes, we must process your information in order to comply with a statutory obligation. For example, we may be required to give information to legal authorities if they so request or if they have the proper authorisation such as a search warrant or court order. This may include your personal information.

Specific Uses Of Information You Provide To Us

The information you provide may be shared with a third party and we do specifically use this information to contact you. We do store it, and we reserve a right to use it in the future in any way we decide. Once your information enters the public domain, we have no control over what any individual third party may do with it. We accept no responsibility for their actions at any time. Provided your request is reasonable and there is no legal basis for us to retain it, then at our discretion we may agree to your request to delete personal information that you have posted. You can make a request by contacting us at data@global-action.co.uk.

Complaints regarding content on our website

Our website is a publishing medium. If you complain about any of the content on our website, we shall investigate your complaint. If we feel it is justified or if we believe the law requires us to do so, we shall remove the content while we investigate. Free speech is a fundamental right, so we have to make a judgment as to whose right will be obstructed: yours, or that of the person who posted the content that offends you. If we think your complaint is vexatious or without any basis, we shall not correspond with you about it.

Job application and employment

If you send us information in connection with a job application, we may keep it for 6 months in case we decide to contact you at a later date. If we employ you, we collect information about you and your work from time to time throughout the period of your employment. This information will be used only for purposes directly relevant to your employment. After your employment has ended, we will keep your file for six years before destroying or deleting it.

Sending a message to our support team

When you contact us, whether by telephone, through our website or by e-mail, we collect the data you have given to us in order to reply with the information you need. We record your request and our reply in order to increase the efficiency of our business. We keep personally identifiable information associated with your message, such as your name and email address so as to be able to track our communications with you to provide a high quality service.

Complaining

When we receive a complaint, we record all the information you have given to us. We use that information to resolve your complaint. If your complaint reasonably requires us to contact some other person, we may decide to give to that other person some of the information contained in your complaint. We do this as infrequently as possible, but it is a matter for our sole discretion as to whether we do give information, and if we do, what that information is. We may also compile statistics showing information obtained from this source to assess the level of service we provide, but not in a way that could identify you or any other person.

Cookies

Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer's hard drive by your web browser when you visit any website. They allow information gathered on one web page to be stored until it is needed for use on another, allowing a website to provide you with a personalised experience and the website owner with statistics about how you use the website so that it can be improved.

Some cookies may last for a defined period of time, such as one day or until you close your browser. Others last indefinitely. Your web browser should allow you to delete any you choose. It also should allow you to prevent or limit their use. Our website uses cookies. They are placed by software that operates on our servers, and by software operated by third parties whose services we use. We provide more information about the cookies we use in our cookie policy.

Personal Identifiers From Your Browsing Activity

Requests by your web browser to our servers for web pages and other content on our website are recorded. We record information such as your geographical location, your Internet service provider and your IP address. We also record information about the software you are using to browse our website, such as the type of computer or device and the screen resolution.

We use this information in aggregate to assess the popularity of the webpages on our website and how we perform in providing content to you. If combined with other information we know about you from previous visits, the data possibly could be used to identify you personally, even if you are not signed in to our website.

Information we obtain from third parties

Although we do not disclose your personal information to any third party (except as set out in this notice), we sometimes receive data that is indirectly made up from your personal information from third parties whose services we use.

Credit reference

To assist in combating fraud, we share information with credit reference agencies, so far as it relates to clients or customers who instruct their credit card issuer to cancel payment to us without having first provided an acceptable reason to us and given us the opportunity to refund their money.

Data may be processed outside the European Union

Our websites are hosted in the United Kingdom. We may also use outsourced services in countries outside the European Union from time to time in other aspects of our business. Accordingly data obtained within the UK or any other country could be processed outside the European Union. We use the following safeguards with respect to data transferred outside the European Union:

  • the processor is within the same corporate group as our business or organisation and abides by the same binding corporate rules regarding data processing;
  • the data protection clauses in our contracts with data processors include transfer clauses written by or approved by a supervisory authority in the European Union;
  • we comply with a code of conduct approved by a supervisory authority in the European Union.

Access To Your Personal Information

At any time you may review or update personally identifiable information that we hold about you, by obtaining a copy of any personal information by sending us a request at data@global-action.co.uk. After receiving the request, we will tell you when we expect to provide you with the information.

Removal Of Your Personal Information

If you wish us to remove personally identifiable information from our records, you may contact us at data@global-action.co.uk , however this may limit the service we can provide to you.

Verification Of Your Information

When we receive any request to access, edit or delete personal identifiable information we shall first take reasonable steps to verify your identity before granting you access or otherwise taking any action. This is important to safeguard your information.

Use Of Site By Children

If you are under 18, you may use our website only with consent from a parent or guardian. We collect data about all users of and visitors to these areas regardless of age, and we anticipate that some of those users and visitors will be children. Such child users and visitors will inevitably visit other parts of the site and will be subject to whatever on-site marketing they find, wherever they visit.

How you can complain

If you are not happy with our privacy policy or if have a complaint, then you should tell us by email to data@global-action.co.uk. If a dispute is not settled then we hope you will agree to attempt to resolve it by engaging in good faith with us in a process of mediation or arbitration. If you are in any way dissatisfied about how we process your personal information, you have a right to lodge a complaint with the Information Commissioner's Office. This can be done at https://ico.org.uk/concerns.

Retention Period For Personal Data

Except as otherwise mentioned in this privacy notice, we keep your personal information only for as long as required by us:

  • to provide you with the services you have requested;
  • to comply with other law, including for the period demanded by legislation;
  • to support a claim or defence in court.

Compliance with the law

Our privacy policy has been compiled so as to comply with the law of every country or legal jurisdiction in which we aim to do business. If you think it fails to satisfy the law of your jurisdiction, we should like to hear from you. However, ultimately it is your choice as to whether you wish to use our website.

Review of this privacy policy

We may update this privacy notice from time to time as necessary. The terms that apply to you are those posted here on our website on the day you use our website. We advise you to print a copy for your records.

If you have any question regarding our privacy policy, please contact us.

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Global Action Terms and Conditions

Terms and Conditions

Welcome to our website. If you continue to browse and use this website, you are agreeing to the following terms and conditions of use, which governs name of Global Action Ltd relationship with you in relation to this website.

If you disagree with any part of these terms and conditions, please do not use our website. Global Action Ltd or ‘us’ or ‘we’ refers to the owner of the website whose registered office is 68B High Street, Andover, Hants SP10 1NG.

Our company registration number is 08099893. The term ‘you’ refers to the user or viewer of our website.

We are committed to protecting your privacy, and we follow strict procedures for this.

  • The use of this website is subject to the following terms of use:
  • The content of the pages of this website is for your general information and use only. It is subject to change without notice.
  • This website uses cookies to monitor browsing preferences, to provide content customised to your preferences and to deliver content that you explicitly request through the use of our forms.
  • Neither we nor any third parties provide any warranty or guarantee as to the accuracy, timeliness, performance, completeness or suitability of the information and materials found or offered on this website. You acknowledge that such information and materials may contain inaccuracies or errors and we expressly exclude liability for any such inaccuracies or errors.
  • Your use of any information or materials on this website is entirely at your own risk and it shall be your own responsibility to ensure that any services or information available through this website meet your specific requirements.
  • This website contains material which is owned by or licensed to us. This material includes, but is not limited to, the design, layout, look, appearance and graphics. Reproduction is prohibited other than in accordance with the copyright notice, which forms part of these terms and conditions.
  • From time to time this website may also include links to other websites. These links are provided for your convenience to provided further information. They do not signify that we endorse the website(s) and we have no responsibility for the content of the linked website(s).
  • Your use of this website and any dispute arising out of such use of the website is subject to the laws of England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales.
  • You are responsible for keeping your password and user details to access the Members Area confidential.
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Global Action Cookies Policy

Website Cookie Policy

You, as a website user, are given the opportunity to understand how cookies are used on our websites and consent to cookies being stored on your computer (laptop/mobile/tablet).

What are cookies?

A cookie is a small text file, typically of letters and numbers, downloaded to your computer when you access websites. Typically, they contain the following information: a site name and unique user ID, the duration of the cookie's abilities and effects, and a random number.

As a rule, cookies cannot be used to reveal your identity or personally identifying information.

When you visit a website that uses cookies for the first time, a cookie is downloaded onto your computer. The next time you visit that website, your computer checks to see if it has a cookie that is relevant and sends the information contained in that cookie back to the website. The website then notes that you have been there before, and in some cases, tailors what pops up on screen to take account of that fact. They also might record how long you spend on each page on a site, what links you click, even your preferences for page layouts and colour schemes.

Generally, the role of cookies is beneficial, making your interaction with frequently-visited sites smoother with no extra effort on your part. Without cookies, online shopping would be much harder. Without cookies, some websites will become less interactive with the cookie option turned off.

Most common cookies

Session cookies

These cookies expire when you close your web browser (Internet Explorer, Firefox, Safari, Google Chrome). These cookies are used for various reasons, for example, remembering what you have put in your shopping basket as you browse a website. They can also be used for security to access your Internet banking or email.

Persistent cookies

These cookies are still stored on your computer after you have closed your web browser which allows your preferences on websites to be remembered. These cookies are used for a variety of purposes, for example, remembering your preferences on a website (your language choice or your user name on a particular website).

First and Third Party cookies

This refers to the website placing the cookie. First party cookies are cookies set by the website you are visiting. Third party cookies are set by another website; the website you are visiting may have advertising on the page and this other website will be able to set a cookie on your computer. Third party cookies on the main web browsers allow third party cookies by default. Changing the settings on your browsers can prevent this.

Exceptions

There are some exemptions to the above where it is essential for a website to store information on your computer, for example, to provide a service to you that you have requested.

Our use of cookies

  • We use cookies to improve your experience on our websites and for functionality purposes;
  • We also use cookies to understand your usage of our website;
  • We use Google Analytics on our website. How Google uses the data when you use our website may be found here. You may disable the Google Analytics function by means of a browser add-on to ensure the prevention of the sending of any analytical information to Google.

How to Disable Cookies

You may prefer to disable cookies. The most effective way to do this is to disable cookies in your browser. For guidance and further information go to https://ico.org.uk/for-organisations/guide-to-pecr/cookies-and-similar-technologies/ and http://www.allaboutcookies.org

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Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking Statement

To download a signed copy of this statement please click here

Our organisation’s objective is to ensure that we operate in an open and transparent way, in our approach to tacking Modern Slavery throughout our supply chains and is consistent with our obligations under the Modern Slavery Act 2015.

It is our aim to adhere to all legal requirements to protect workers from poor treatment and exploitation. This also covers issues such as working hours, training, terms and conditions, to ensure we meet safety and welfare requirements.

We all have a responsibly to be alert to the risks, however small, in our business and in the wider supply chain.

This statement relates to actions and activities during the financial year 01 April 2018 to 31 March 2019.

Definition

Modern slavery is a crime resulting in an abhorrent abuse of human rights. It is constituted in the Modern Slavery Act 2015 by the offences of “Slavery, servitude and forced or compulsory labour” and “human trafficking”. Modern slavery is a term used to encapsulate both offences in the Modern Slavery Act: slaver, servitude and forced or compulsory labour and human trafficking.

Organisational Structure

Global Action are an organisation which launches and plans school expeditions to: Costa Rica, Indian Himalayas, Nepal, Sarawak and Sabah (Borneo), Switzerland and Zanzibar.

Our head office is based in Cirencester, Gloucestershire and we were established in 2012, whose focus is to serve to provide learning for positive global change through tailored school expeditions.

Our Supply Chains

The relationship of our suppliers (including expedition leaders) has been established over a number of years and is built upon mutually beneficial factors, where we have close and personal links with the owners or directors.

To date we haven’t been made aware of any human trafficking/slavery activities within the supply chain but if any were highlighted to use then we would act immediately in accordance with our legal and moral obligations.

Our Policies On Slavery And Human Trafficking

We are committed to working in partnership with suppliers, sub-contractors and other business links to ensure that they share the same values we hold against slavery and human trafficking.

To ensure this, we will request that they understand and adhere to the requirements of the Modern Slavery Act 2015. We will assess as an integral part of our overall supply chain management process that they have an Anti-Slavery and Human Trafficking Policy Statement. We will reserve the right to terminate contractual relationships with any third parties found to breach this policy and to report our findings.

Our employees are encouraged to identify and report without delay any issues or suspicions that they may have in any part of our organisation or within the supply chain.

Our overall goal is to:

  • Identify and assess potential risk areas when considering taking on new suppliers
  • Identify potential risks areas within our supply chains
  • Work with our supply chains to ensure compliance with the Modern Slavery Act
  • Build long-standing relationships with our suppliers
  • Ensure all staff and sub-contractors and all those working for us are aware of our requirements and of their obligations relating to the protection of workers within the supply chain
  • Protect whistle blowers

Due Diligence

The organisation undertakes due diligence when considering taking on new suppliers, and regularly reviews its existing suppliers. The organisation's due diligence and reviews include

  • Mapping the supply chain broadly to assess particular product or geographical risks of modern slavery and human trafficking;
  • Evaluating the modern slavery and human trafficking risks of each new supplier;
  • Reviewing on a regular basis all aspects of the supply chain based on the supply chain mapping.

Monitoring And Review

We will monitor the effectiveness and review the implementation of this statement, regularly, considering its suitability, adequacy and effectiveness. Any improvements will be made as soon as possible to ensure compliance with the Modern Slavery Act 2015.

Approval

This statement was approved on 25 May 2018 by the Directors, who will review and update it annually.

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Morocco

"It was a life-changing experience that I will always remember"

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