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Modern Slavery Statement

Introduction

The Board of Directors and Senior Management Team at HealthNet Homecare (UK) Ltd are fully committed to the implementation and the requirements of the Modern Slavery Act 2015. This includes the provision of adequate resources, effective communication, and review systems, alongside actions taken to enable continuous improvements.

Our employees will be made aware of the risks of slavery and human trafficking and are expected to report any concerns. Management will be expected to act upon them.

Our Business and its Structure

HealthNet Homecare (UK) Ltd is a provider of clinical homecare and nursing services that are both publicly and privately funded for patients who require treatment and choose to undertake this in the comfort of their own home. We dispense and deliver from our pharmacy various medications for a number of therapies, both simple and complex, across the UK. We work closely with the NHS to build a homecare service that removes the stress of dealing with treatment for both patients and carers.

Our Supply Chain

Our business and much of its supply chain operates in an industry which is highly regulated and as such the risk of Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking is considered to be very low, however, HealthNet is fully committed to a policy of only dealing with goods which have been sourced in an ethically responsible and legal manner, helping to support a sustainable and transparent supply chain.

Our Modern Slavery Policy, Values and Training

We are committed to ensuring that there is no modern slavery or human trafficking in our supply chains or in any part of our business. Our policies reflect our commitment to acting ethically and with integrity in all our business relationships and to implement and enforce effective systems and controls to ensure slavery and human trafficking does not take place anywhere in our supply chain.

We also have the following Policies in place relevant to modern slavery and business relationships which are reviewed and updated regularly;

Recruitment Policy

Whistleblowing policy and procedures Anit Bribery and Corruption Grievance Policy

Equality and Diversity Policy Procurement Policies and processes

We invest in educating our staff to recognise the risks of modern slavery and human trafficking in our business and supply chains. Through our training programs, employees are encouraged to identify and report any potential breaches of the organisation’s anti-slavery and human trafficking policy. Employees are taught the benefits of stringent measures to tackle slavery and human trafficking, as well as the consequences of failing to eradicate slavery and human trafficking from our business supply chains.

Due Diligence

As part of our company’s due diligence process, we continually monitor and maintain a governance and risk management framework which covers all areas of our business.

We audit our suppliers (where applicable) on a regular basis and will only work with companies who also commit to the eradication of slavery and human trafficking. The auditing process is either through physical audits or assessment of questionnaires that include a range of questions on human rights.

Our procedures are designed to:

  • Establish and assess areas of potential risk in our business and supply
  • Monitor potential risk areas in our business and supply
  • Reduce the risk of slavery and human trafficking occurring in our business and supply
  • Provide adequate protection for

Effectiveness

HealthNet regularly evaluates the nature and extent of its exposure to the risk of modern slavery occurring in its supply chain. We regularly review our monitoring programme to ensure our actions are appropriate and we believe our efforts to date have been effective in preventing slavery and human trafficking from being part of our supply chain

Declaration

This statement is made in accordance with Section 54(1) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and constitutes HealthNet Homecare (UK) Ltd.’s slavery and human trafficking statement for the financial year commencing 1st May 2024.

This Statement has been approved by the Board of Directors of HealthNet Homecare (UK) Ltd, and is signed on behalf of the Company by;

Kerry Hinton

Chairman

 

Title: HealthNet Homecare (UK) Ltd – Modern Slavery Statement
Document No.: POL-HN-028 Version: 1