Modern Slavery Statement 2020
The University of Sheffield is a public research University and is an exempt charity under the terms of the Charities Act 2006; Royal Charter incorporated it in 1905. With a turnover in excess of 715m, The University is deemed a hermes birkin 30cm replica
commercial organisation as defined by The Modern Slavery Act 2015 (Transparency in Supply Chains).
Modern slavery is a crime and a violation of fundamental human rights. It takes various forms, such as slavery, servitude forced, compulsory labour, and human trafficking, all of which have in common the deprivation of a person’s liberty by another in order to exploit them for personal or commercial gain.
As part of the Higher Education sector, we recognise that we have a duty to take a robust approach in removing slavery and human trafficking from our supply chains. The following statement is intended as an update to the actions we have taken so far in our efforts to acknowledge and adhere to section 54(1) part 6 of the Modern Slavery Act 2015. Furthermore, it sets out our continued efforts to ensure that slavery and human trafficking is not taking place in our supply chain. We are a member of the Russell Group of Universities and our research has a global reputation
We are dedicated to sector leading academic achievement across a broad range of disciplines. Our academic departments are grouped into the following five faculties:
Faculty of Arts Humanities
Faculty of Engineering
Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health
Faculty of Sciences
Faculty of Social Sciences
In addition to the Faculties above, we have The University of Sheffield Advanced Manufacturing and Research Centre (AMRC), which is a network of world leading research, and innovation centres working with manufacturing companies of any size around the globe.
Both the faculties and the AMRC are supported by Professional Services, which is divided into the following structure:
Financial and Commercial Services
We also have Overseas Representative Offices:AMRC South Korea
We are a member of the North East Universities Purchasing Consortium (NEUPC) and The University Catering Organisation (TUCO), who are members of UK Universities Purchasing Consortia (UKUPC) and Procurement England Ltd (PEL).
Procurement England Ltd (PEL) adheres to a joint Sustainable Procurement Policy, which includes undertaking risk assessments of products and services in supply chains and adopting mechanisms and indicators to monitor and review the performance of vendors and achieve continuous improvement. Additionally NEUPC andTUCO have published their own Modern Slavery Act 2015 (Transparency in Supply Chains) Statements, linked accordingly.
We also engage in modern slavery and sustainability issues with fellow HE consortia and the wider university sector through our membership of the Higher Education Procurement Association (HEPA) and the NEUPC Responsible Procurement Group, which feeds into the HEPA National Responsible Procurement Group.
3. Our policies and due diligence practices in relation to Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking
In addition to the Whistleblowing Policy and the Agency Workers Policy highlighted in our previous Modern Slavery Statement we operate the following practices and due diligence in relation to Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking.
Suppliers who bid for tendering opportunities are assessed against their compliance with the Modern Slavery Act 2015.
Staff whose primary job function is Procurement have received training from the Higher Education Procurement Association on Modern Slavery and Protecting Human Rights in the Supply Chain.
Staff whose primary job function is Procurement are either qualified Members of the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply (MCIPS) or are actively working towards the qualification. A code of ethics is in place, which requires all MCIPs professionals to foster awareness of human rights, fraud and corruption issues in the supply chain.
We actively engage with NetPositive Futures to address the requirements of the Modern Slavery Act in order to meet our disclosure responsibilities.