X1 Lettings Modern Slavery Policy

Below are the steps that X1 Lettings has taken and continue to take to understand and minimise the potential risk of modern slavery within its business and supply chains.

This statement is published in line with section 54(1) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015.

 

Organisation structure

X1 Lettings is an award-winning property management company providing estate agency and property management student and residential accommodation services to consumers within the UK.

 

Our commitment to the principles of the Modern Slavery Act 2015

X1 Lettings is committed to the principles of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and the abolition of modern slavery and human trafficking.

X1 Lettings is an equal opportunities employer, we are committed to creating and ensuring a non-discriminatory and respectful work environment for our staff. We want colleagues to feel confident that they can expose wrongdoing without any risk to themselves.

 

Our supply chain

Due to the nature of our business, we assess ourselves to have a low risk of modern slavery in our business and supply chains.

Our supply chains are limited and we procure goods and services from a restricted range of UK and overseas suppliers, mainly through UK governmental frameworks, including professional services, utilities and telecommunications, and facilities management.

We do not enter into business with any organisation, in the UK or abroad, which knowingly supports or is found to be involved in slavery, servitude and forced or compulsory labour.

If any of our suppliers are found to be or suspected to be in any way in breach of the policy, X1 Lettings reserves the right to impose corrective measures up to and termination any agreement in place between the supplier and X1 Lettings.

 

Our policies in relation to the Modern Slavery Act 2015

The following policies are encompassed in our Employee Handbook and are available to all staff:

  • Equal opportunities policy
  • Anti-harassment and bullying policy
  • Anti-corruption and bribery policy
  • Whistleblowing policy
  • Health and Safety Policy
  • Flexible Working Policy

These policies help colleagues to understand what is expected of them and how X1 Lettings can support them. They are reviewed on a regular basis and clearly communicated to staff to ensure that any changes are understood and observed.

 

Recruitment and Onboarding

X1 Lettings is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to giving fair and equal treatment in recruitment and employment matters to all employees and to job applicants. This is reflected in our employment policies and practices, and our employees are expected to treat other people with dignity and respect. When recruiting new employees, we ensure that our HR team and any external recruitment agencies are recruiting in line with our policies and values.

Our recruitment and people management processes are designed to ensure that all prospective employees are legally entitled to work in the UK and to safeguard employees from any abuse or coercion. We are committed to the development and implementation of robust talent acquisition processes which include compliance and adherence to this policy.

 

Due-diligence processes

X1 Property Management takes a zero-tolerance policy towards modern slavery, we are committed to acting ethically, transparently and with integrity in all of our business dealings and relationships. We expect those same standards from all of our stakeholders and that our stakeholders hold their business relationships to the same high standards.

We encourage all colleagues to raise concerns if they are suspicious or if they believe that there has been a breach of the legislation.

 

Training

All employees receive an induction as part of our on-boarding process which encompasses our company culture and values. As part of this process, all employees are given our company handbook which encompasses our company codes of conduct and all of the policies listed above.

We hold annual conferences for staff to provide business updates and information and deliver a wide range of training on numerous topics which cover a broad range of compliance and due diligence.

It is our view that there is a low risk of slavery within our operations and we mitigate any potential risks with controls built into business operations, training, knowledge, skills and behaviours of our staff.

X1 Lettings continues to review its policies and processes and undertake appropriate due diligence to ensure compliance with the Modern Slavery Act 2015.

Signed for and on behalf of X1 Lettings