This statement is made under section 54 (1) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015. It is made on behalf of Tes Global Holdings Limited (TES) and Tes Global Limited. It was approved by the Board of Directors of Tes Global Holdings Limited on 25 March 2020. It is signed by the Chief Executive on behalf of the aforementioned companies. It constitutes the Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking Statement for the financial year ended 31 August 2019.
Tes is a digital education company that helps teachers, schools and universities succeed. Our mission is to enable great teaching by helping educators find the tools, technology and services they need to excel throughout their career. Tes.com is the world’s largest online community of teachers finding work, reading news, sharing opinions, trading resources and developing their careers. It operates in a number of countries including the UK, US, Australia, Hong Kong and Dubai.
We are committed to ensuring that there is no modern slavery or human trafficking within any part of Tes or in our supply chains. We operate employment policies and procedures that are designed to treat all individuals who work within Tes with dignity and respect, to reward them fairly for their work and not to exploit them. We comply with all applicable employment legislation, including laws relating to minimum wages and the working time directive. We only wish to work with organisations that have a similar commitment and are not involved in modern slavery or human trafficking. While it is the obligation of those organisations to operate their own policies and procedures to achieve that objective, we take reasonable steps to verify compliance where appropriate.
As part of our wider commitment to promoting ethical business practices, we have in place a variety of policies and procedures that together address our stance on this including our Code of Business Ethics, Anti‐Bribery policy, Fraud policy and a range of business practice policies, including our Whistle Blowing policy.
The services we provide to our customers are predominantly from our offices or site based at customers’ premises. The majority of our work is undertaken by our own staff. Our view is that this represents a very low risk of our services being involved in slavery and / or human trafficking. As such, Tes has not identified a need to take any additional action with regard to such relationships.
The majority of services supplied to Tes are from suppliers based in the UK and we consider them to be in relation to very low risk areas of activity such as the provision of IT, distribution and marketing services. Given our assessment of the very low risk nature of these activities, we therefore take no additional steps other than our usual supplier due diligence.
The majority of goods supplied to Tes are in relation to the running of our offices, our IT network and the production of our titles. We believe that there is a very low risk that anyone providing us with these goods will be involved in slavery and / or human trafficking and therefore rely on our normal supplier due diligence during the approval or renewal process.
We will continue to review this statement on an on‐going basis and will adapt our review and assessment accordingly should any material changes take place within our business.
We will also take the following further steps:
- Carry out a risk assessment of our supply chains
- Work with suppliers that are identified to be high risk to ask for confirmation of compliance
- Take steps to raise awareness within the business of the Modern Slavery Act Signed:
CEO Tes Global Holdings Ltd
Dated: 23 April 2020