We have successfully passed the Ethical Employment Audit and received the Ethical Employment Certification from Achilles.
This is a new accreditation for VGC and the audit focused on our processes of engagement and employment for both direct and indirectly employed workers. It looked at VGC’s documentation, and reviewed the practical application of these policies including managing recruitment, right to work, occupational health, working hours and business ethics.
VGC are extremely proud that there were no non-conformances and have agreed to long-term objectives to improve how we do business.
Chief Operating Officer, Ciara Pryce said,
‘Having a long-term approach to managing and mitigating the risk, and regularly reviewing processes will help us to ensure that we continue to uphold the highest industry standards for recruitment, onboarding and employee management. We want to prevent prevent modern slavery happening in our sector and and protect the most vulnerable people in society. We were delighted to receive an award from HS2 earlier this year for the work that we have been doing to raise awareness to modern slavery, and this audit demonstrates the robust management process in place that underpin this.’
Ciara also thanked the team who supported the audit process, including Steve Kenny, Nirvana Murray, Chantal Austin, Laura Perry and Alice Dupree.
You can find out more information on the audit here.