Uniac - July 2022

6 • the training about slavery and human trafficking available to its staff (provide appropriate modern slavery training to all employees targeted in relation to each department, e.g., human resources, procurement and legal etc.). Uniac has undertaken an exercise to compare and contrast the annual statements of several institutions across the HE sector against the areas described under the guidance heading above, the results of which are as follows: • the organisation’s structure, its business and its supply chains. Coverage across the statements reviewed was variable. Whilst some clearly articulated a clear understanding of the organisation’s structure, its business and its supply chains in detail, others failed to suitably address one or more of these areas at all, or to a limited extent - for example, number and classification of suppliers and supplies, and associated expenditure. There was also a general lack of detail beyond institutions’ tier one suppliers, perhaps partly reflecting the lack of visibility institutions have beyond this level in their supply chains. Providing a fuller explanation of the institutional set up and supply chains enables institutions to demonstrate a thorough analysis has been undertaken. • organisational policies in relation to slavery and human trafficking. All statements referenced or linked to at least one, but often several, existing policies. The specific policies varied to a large extent between different statements, including, but not limited to: Public Interest Disclosure (Whistleblowing) Policy, Employee Code of Conduct, Corporate, Social and Environmental Responsibility Policy, Procurement Policy, Code of Conduct for Recruitment and Labour in the Supply Chain, Donations Acceptance Policy, Adult Safeguarding Policy, Supplier Code of Conduct, Ethics Policy/Framework, Dignity and Respect, Good Practice in the Conduct of Research, Sustainable Procurement Policy, Fair Trade Policy, Sustainable Food Policy, Procurement Procedures Manual, Child Protection Policy, Health and Safety policies, Social Responsible/Ethical Investment Policy, Procurement Strategy, Financial Due Diligence Process. Some institutions also had explicitly specific policies in place. These included: Anti-Slavery and Human Trafficking Policy, Procurement Policy on Modern Slavery and Modern Slavery Policy 2015. Benchmarking

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