Modern Slavery Act 2015 - Statutory Statement

Modern Slavery Act 2015 – Transparency in Supply Chains

The Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust is committed to maintaining and improving systems, processes and policies to avoid complicity in human rights violation.

We realise that slavery and human trafficking can occur in many forms, such as forced labour, domestic servitude, sex trafficking and workplace abuse.

The Trust is fully aware of the responsibilities it bears towards patients, employees and the local community and as such, we have a strict set of values that we use as guidance with regard to our activities. We therefore would expect that all suppliers to the Trust adhere to the same principles.

As part of our commitment the Trust we have review our supply chains and have introduced a ‘Supplier Code of Conduct’ and have requested all existing and new suppliers to confirm that they are compliant with the Act.  Where we use contracts awarded centrally, this is covered by the contract body placing the supplier on their contract / framework agreement.

The Trust’s Procurement Procedures have been updated and we use the NHS standard terms and conditions of contract which take account of the Act.

25 May 2017