Slavery and human trafficking

NHS Blood and Transplant slavery and human trafficking statement

NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT) Procurement buys c. £120m of goods and services annually.

Procurement is accountable for all non-pay expenditure and its role is to enable the organisation to obtain best value for money.

NHSBT fully supports the Government objective to eliminate modern slavery and human trafficking.

We are committed to ensuring our supply chains and business activities are free from ethical and labour standards abuses.

How do we support this?

We value the people that work for us

  • We follow the NHS Employment Check Standards when recruiting including confirming the identities of all new employees and their right to work in the United Kingdom.

  • We pay our employees above the National Living Wage.

  • Our Dignity at Work, Grievance and Whistle-blowing policies provide a platform for our employees to raise concerns about poor working practices.

We ensure confidence in our supply chain

  • Procurement ensures supplier compliance of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 by using mandatory exclusion questions during the supplier selection stage.

  • We apply NHS Terms and Conditions, when awarding contracts, and this requires suppliers to comply with the relevant legislation.

  • The Procurement team are aware of the Modern Slavery Act, through the Procurement Procedures Manual, and can raise issues or concerns to management.

  • We ensure supplier compliance with the relevant legislation throughout the whole-life of contract through its contract reviews process.
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