Modern Slavery Statement for Financial Year 2020/21

Genmed Group Limited, is a private limited company registered in England and Wales with registration number 12434274. The registered office is situated at Genmed House, Unit 1 Lakeside Court, Llantarnam Park Way, Cwmbran, NP44 3GA. Unless we say otherwise, we use the terms “Genmed”, “we”, “our” and “us” to refer to Genmed Group Limited throughout our website.

Genmed makes this statement to comply with to s.54(6) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 on behalf of itself and all its Group companies (collectively referred to as Genmed in this statement) in relation to the financial year ending 30th September 2021.

Genmed’s position on modern slavery

Modern slavery encompasses slavery, servitude, human trafficking, forced and child labour. Genmed has a zero-tolerance approach to any form of modern slavery. We are committed to acting ethically and with integrity and transparency in all business dealings and to putting effective systems and controls in place to safeguard against any form of modern slavery taking place within the business or our supply chain.

Our Business

Genmed help clients to gain operational and financial efficiencies through managed services. We add value by reducing the administrative burden for clinical staff, enabling them to concentrate on treating patients. Our purchasing team offer a variety of procurement and supply chain activities including supplier/product rationalisation, implementation of inventory control systems, and carrying out mini competitions to reduce spend. The data which we provide helps clients to understand variation and better control costs.
     

Our Policies

As part of the employee handbook, that is issued as part of the induction programme for new employees and is regularly updated for changes in legislation, this contains all our policies and reflects how employees can raise any issues in relation to any violation or suspected violation of any law, regulation or our code of conduct. We operate a number of internal policies to ensure that we are conducting business in an ethical and transparent manner. These include:

1. Anti-slavery and human trafficking policy
This policy sets out the organisation’s stance on modern slavery and explains how employees can identify any instances of this and where they can go for help.

2. Recruitment Policy
We operate a robust recruitment policy, including conducting eligibility to work in the UK checks for all employees to safeguard against human trafficking or individuals being forced to work against their will.

3. Whistleblowing Policy
We operate a whistleblowing policy so that all employees know that they can raise concerns about how colleagues are being treated, or practices within our business or supply chain, without fear of reprisals.

4. Code of Conduct
This code explains the manner in which we behave as an organisation and how we expect our employees and suppliers to act.

Our Suppliers

Genmed operates a supplier policy and maintains a preferred supplier list. We conduct due diligence on all suppliers before allowing them to become a preferred supplier.  Our Anti-Slavery Policy forms part of our contract with all suppliers and they are required to confirm that no part of their business operations contradicts this policy.

In addition to the above, as part of our contract with suppliers, we require that they confirm to us that:

1. They have taken steps to eradicate modern slavery within their business

2. They hold their own suppliers to account over modern slavery

3. (For UK based suppliers) They pay their employees at least the national minimum wage / national living wage (as appropriate)

4. (For international suppliers) They pay their employees any prevailing minimum wage applicable within their country of operations

5. We may terminate the contract at any time should any instances of modern slavery come to light

The next 12 months

During the 2020-21 financial year the following policy development areas we will focus on are:

1. an annual training programmes for employees to cover ethical issues

2. the introduction of online searches to ensure that an organisation has never been convicted of offenses relating to modern slavery as part of the supplier approval process

3. establishing high risk areas and carrying out specific reviews of these areas as a part of Genmed sourcing policy

4. reviewing high-risk category areas and carrying out on-site audits of suppliers in this area

Our Performance Indicators

We will know the effectiveness of the steps that we are taking to ensure that slavery and/or human trafficking is not taking place within our business or supply chain if:

No reports are received from our staff, the public, or law enforcement agencies to indicate that modern slavery practices have been identified.

Responsibility for this statement

We take this very seriously and therefore the responsibility for the prevention of modern slavery sits with the senior leaders who have overall responsibility for this statement and for insuring adherence to internal and external policies and procedures, systems and controls. Given the seriousness of this issue, this statement is approved by the board of Genmed and signed by the Managing Director or Procurement.

Peter Wozywoda

Managing Director (Genmed Commercial Services Limited)

June 2020

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