Modern Slavery Statement
This statement sets out the commitment of Business Energy UK to understand and address potential modern slavery risks related to our operations.
Our goal is to ensure that our business and supply chains are free from slavery and human trafficking. This statement refers to actions and activities during the financial year 1 April 2023 to 31 March 2024.
As a business energy price comparison service provider, Business Energy UK recognises its obligation to eliminate slavery and human trafficking. While the risks in our industry may not be high, we commit to preventing these inhumane practices within our corporate activities and supply chains.
Organisational Structure and Supply Chains
This statement pertains to all activities of Business Energy UK.
Business Energy UK is a premier price comparison service provider specialising in the business energy sector. Our objective is to assist businesses in making informed and beneficial decisions based on accurate and unbiased comparisons.
Our key suppliers encompass data and software service providers, market research firms, and occasionally, customer service outsourcing companies. We acknowledge that modern slavery risks may exist, however small, within some of these sectors.
The organisation operates exclusively within the United Kingdom.
Our People & Culture team formulates policies that reinforce the ethical standards and core values of Business Energy UK. Our Managing Director, Chris Richards, endorses all policies.
The organisation has implemented the following policies that detail its approach to identifying modern slavery risks and steps to prevent slavery and human trafficking in its operations:
We encourage all our employees, customers, and other business partners to report any concerns related to our business activities or supply chains. This includes circumstances that may heighten the risk of slavery or human trafficking. Individuals with concerns can approach their line manager or our People & Culture team.
Employee Handbook & Induction
Our Employee Handbook specifies the actions and behaviour expected of our employees when representing Business Energy UK. We aim to uphold high standards of conduct and ethical behaviour within our operations and supply chain. New joiners receive the handbook upon induction and are informed about the signs of modern slavery and what steps to take if they suspect its presence in our business or supply chain.
Recruitment/Agency Workers Policy
We engage only reputable employment agencies to source workers and always validate the practices of any new agency before accepting workers from it.
Supplier Due Diligence
We undertake due diligence when considering new suppliers and routinely review our existing ones to ensure their practices align with our ethical standards.
Managing Director Approval
This statement has been approved by the Managing Director of Business Energy UK, who reviews and updates it annually.
Mr. Chris Richards
Business Energy UK