We are committed to ensuring as far as possible that there is no modern slavery or human trafficking in our supply chains or in any part of our business. Our commitment is to act ethically and with integrity in all our business relationships and to implement effective systems and controls to ensure slavery and human trafficking is not taking place. We are further committed to making sure that our properties are not used to accommodate the work of human traffickers or detain others for servitude and work with a range of agencies, including the police and local authorities to ensure that information is shared, and action is taken if necessary.
In support of this, a Modern Slavery Action Plan, based on guidance issued by the Home Office, has been reviewed and approved to include further actions aimed at combatting modern slavery in any part of our business or in our supply chain. The plan is on track with actions achieved and progress reported to the appropriate body. Further actions for 2023/24 are also planned to enhance our commitment, continuing to embed current activity to ensure that addressing issues of modern slavery is business as usual. This includes working towards attaining the Domestic Abuse Housing Alliance accreditation, raising awareness of modern slavery and safeguarding across the business, and completing supply chai questionnaires with key suppliers.
Public procurement is highly regulated and YHG is subject to the rules and due diligence around this. All suppliers been through rigorous process, and we follow up on this through monitoring and using market intelligence. All our procurement activity is governed by these regulations. The modern slavery agenda is overseen and monitored through the Risk and Compliance group, and any issues escalated to the Group Board. The Risk and Compliance group and Group Board are also responsible for approving the action plan and annual Statement.
This statement has been approved by the Group Board of Directors and is made pursuant to section 54(1) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015.