Slavery and Human Trafficking
David Lloyd Leisure Group Slavery and Human Trafficking Statement 2018
This statement is made pursuant to section 54(1) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and constitutes our Group’s slavery and human trafficking statement for the financial year 2018. This statement covers all group companies including David Lloyd Leisure Limited, David Lloyd Leisure GR Limited and Next Generation Clubs Limited.
Modern slavery is a crime and a violation of fundamental human rights. It takes various forms such as slavery, servitude, forced and compulsory labour and human trafficking, all of which exploit someone else for the purpose of personal or commercial gain. David Lloyd Leisure has a zero tolerance approach to modern slavery and is committed to acting ethically and with integrity in all its business dealings and relationships to ensure that modern slavery is not taking place in our business or supply chains.
As part of our initiative to identify and mitigate risk, all employees have a role to ensure that we are vigilant with respect to our suppliers and other employees in our business to ensure that no such activities take place.
We are a leading health, sports and leisure business providing health, fitness and racquets facilities to our 608,000 members across 114 clubs in UK and Europe. We employ over 8,000 people and work with a large number of suppliers to deliver an exceptional member experience in line with our Vision and Values.
Our Supply Chain
We work with a variety of suppliers from large corporations to individual sub-contractors providing a wide range of equipment and services. When we take new central suppliers on-board we pre qualify them against a series of criteria based on risk including reliance on imported manufactured goods (e.g. merchandise), low paid/ high labour intensive services (e.g. contract cleaning) to establish that they are suitable. We include an anti-slavery clause in our standard supplier terms and conditions. It is the responsibility of the Head of Procurement to monitor that our suppliers are adhering to their own standards and ours.
We have created a Slavery and Human Trafficking Statement which is reviewed regularly. In September 2018 we reviewed our slavery statement to ensure that it was still fit for purpose and published the updated statement on our employee intranet and employee engagement app. We also mounted an internal campaign to refresh all team members on their awareness of the statement, what to look for and how to report. This was part of a wider employee duty of care message that looked at employee health and safety (taking care of yourself at work), modern slavery (what to look for and taking care of others) and whistle-blowing (issuing an updated policy and highlighting the process. All of these messages were reinforced to our employees along with the crisis flow chart to outline how to respond in a crisis, and a reminder of the Employee Advice Line (EAP) services and contact details.
Chief Executive Officer