This statement is made on behalf of Commercial Services Group pursuant to section 54(1) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 (the 'Act'), and constitutes our organisations slavery and human trafficking statement for the financial year ending 31 March 2019.
Our business and structure
Commercial Services Group is a supplier and broker of products in the UK. Its is pre-eminent in Education Supplies (Kent County Supplies), Energy (LASER and Lumina), Recruitment (Connect2staff and Connect2Kent) plus selected Operational Services markets, providing a wide range of products and services to both public and private sector customers.
Commercial Services is a trading style of both Commercial Services Trading Ltd (Reg No 5858178) and Commercial Services Kent Ltd (Reg No 5858177) wholly owned by Kent County Council.
Our supply chains
We expect our suppliers and contractors to demonstrate a zero tolerance approach to exploitation. To this end we have inserted a clause into our contracts requiring that they comply with the provisions of the Act and granting us the right to terminate in the event of their failure.
As part of our procurement process, we will only engage with suppliers and contractors who confirm their compliance with the Act. We have adapted our existing corporate policies to incorporate modern slavery and human trafficking issues including our Whistleblowing policy which allows employees to report any concerns confidentially.