White Oak UK (“WOUK”) is committed to improving its practices to combat slavery and human trafficking. As a UK business which engages with a number of key global organisations in order to better service our customers, WOUK is conscious that there remains a risk for slavery or human trafficking to occur in its supply chain.
WOUK is a provider of financial services to small and medium-sized businesses in a variety of sectors, which has over 230 employees and operates throughout the United Kingdom.
WOUK is committed to ensuring that there is no modern slavery or human trafficking in its supply chain or in any part of our business. WOUK’s Anti-slavery Policy reflects our commitment to acting ethically and with integrity in all its business relationships and to implementing and enforcing effective systems and controls to ensure slavery and human trafficking is not taking place anywhere in its supply chain.
As part of WOUK’s initiative to identify and mitigate risk, it has conducted a risk assessment of its supply chain in order to identify any suppliers who may pose a significant risk of potential slavery or human trafficking to occur by virtue of geography or industry sector. WOUK has also developed a supplier due diligence process in order to ensure that WOUK does not appoint suppliers where it is aware of slavery or human trafficking in the supplier’s business or onward supply chain.
Further, in order to ensure a high level of understanding of the risks of modern slavery and human trafficking in WOUK’s supply chains and our business, WOUK have arranged training for all its staff.
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 ending 31 December 2018.