At BH First Consulting we are committed to supporting human rights and we take seriously our responsibilities under the Modern Slavery Act 2015. We have a zero tolerance approach to slavery and human trafficking and are committed to understanding the risks so that we can work towards ensuring that there is no modern slavery in our business or supply chains.
Structure of BH First Consulting
BH First Consulting is leading Jobs recruitment around the world. The company has such important jobs transactions like jobs proposal – recruitment – Trade fair – Hotel advertising etc;
Our supply chains
As you would expect in the hospitality sector, our suppliers fall into two broad groups – hotel Recruitment and support suppliers. Hotel Recruitment cover all jobs used in the running of a hotel from Front office, Housekeeping, food and beverages, Kitchen, Fitness, Spa, Financial department, HR department, Sales department and maintenance services.
Our anti-slavery initiatives and policies
We manage modern slavery through our Safety, Security and Risk governance group, to monitor and assess our practices in this area and encourage continued improvement. Our commitment to social responsibility is reflected in our colleague training programmes and company policies and we expect the same high standards from our suppliers.
We encourage our colleagues and hotels to report any ethical concerns, and our Whistleblowing Policy (which includes a specific section on modern slavery) and use of a third party company to enable confidential whistleblowing disclosures in several different languages, is intended to make this simple for all colleagues. We aim to ensure that appropriate protections are in place for any colleague who raises a concern, without fear of retaliation.
We recognise that awareness amongst our colleagues is important in preventing modern slavery. We train encourage our hotel partners on Safeguarding policy, which includes a section on Modern Slavery. This training enables our Partners to alert the police to any related issues they identify in the course of their duties.
Due diligence processes for slavery and human trafficking
We have assessed the areas of our business and supply chains where there is a risk of slavery and human trafficking taking place (even if this is small), whether from an activity or geographical perspective. Our central Procurement function assists us to have visibility of our suppliers and a better understanding of the risk areas.
When taking on new partners which we consider to be higher risk, we undertake Hotels due diligence and engage with potential suppliers to understand the actions taken by them to reduce the risk of slavery and human trafficking in their Hotels. Comprehensive questions are included in requests for tender where appropriate. We include contractual clauses in all our higher risk supplier agreements and also in our standard template supply agreements in relation to the monitoring and tackling of slavery and human trafficking issues and compliance with legislation.
Key performance indicators
We would expect that any incident of modern slavery would be a breach of our company policies, contractual terms and/or law.
We continue to focus on the assessment of our supply chain and high risk areas as well as on ensuring that we do not have any modern slavery in our own business.
We are proud of the steps which Hospitality Jobs Vacancies has taken so far to combat slavery and human trafficking. However, we recognise that this is an area which requires continual monitoring and improvement and we will continue to do this. Steps which we intend to take on an ongoing basis include:
- continuing to focus on new suppliers coming through our Procurement function as well as looking at the renewals of relationships with existing suppliers; and
- keep training under review to ensure it remains appropriate.
At BH First Consulting we firmly believe in being a responsible business and continuing to develop our approach to combating modern slavery forms a key part of this.
This statement is made pursuant to section 54(1) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and constitutes our slavery and human trafficking statement for the financial year ended 31 December 2020. This statement has been approved by BH First Consulting board of directors, who will review and update it annually.
Signature of Director:
Name of Director: Bernard Houppertz
Date: 01- Jan-2022