Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking Statement April 2021
Modern slavery is a crime and a violation of fundamental human rights. It takes various forms such as slavery, servitude, forced and compulsory labour and human trafficking, all of which exploit someone else for the purpose of personal or commercial gain.
Snozone has zero tolerance for slavery and human trafficking. Snozone supports and respects the principles proclaimed in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
This Modern Slavery statement outlines Snozone’s standards to ensure that all our employees are treated with respect and dignity, are working under their own free will, and are being properly compensated for their efforts. To date, we have had no reports to the contrary within our business nor our supply chain.
Snozone operates snow sports centres in Madrid, Yorkshire, Milton Keynes and Skizone Basingstoke, providing outstanding skiing and snowboarding activities, sledging, conferencing and holiday clubs for children. We've been operating since the year 2000 and have taught over 4 million guests of all ages to ski or snowboard.
Inclusivity and diversity
We are committed to a workforce that is free of harassment and unlawful discrimination, including race, colour, religion, national origin, gender (including pregnancy), age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, HIV status, marital status or any other status protected by the laws or regulations in the locations where we operate.
Our policies on slavery and human trafficking
We are committed to ensuring that there is no modern slavery or human trafficking in any part of our business or our supply chain. Our policies reflect our commitment to acting ethically and with integrity in all our business relationships and to implementing and enforcing effective systems and controls, such as Whistleblowing, to ensure slavery and human trafficking is not taking place anywhere.
Our supply chain
Our supply chain includes suppliers of utilities, equipment, maintenance provisions, clothing, food and beverages, lighting, legal and insurance services. We internally review our supply chain to evaluate risks and review aspects including but not limited to; safety, human trafficking, child labour and other legal requirements to ensure compliance with legislative requirements. Snozone only works and engages with suppliers and partners who can demonstrate by production of or visibility to their Modern Slavery Act statement, their commitment to operate comprehensively within the guidelines of the Modern Slavery Act. Otherwise, we do not contract with them nor utilise their services.
Our due diligence & risk management
Based on our continual internal risk assessment and standards review, we consider that the risk of any slavery or human trafficking in the employment of our employees remains very low. We have a number of policies and procedures in place that we believe promote a positive culture and a code of behaviour fully in keeping with the Act’s objectives. These are all set out in our People Guide and associated Policy documents that include:
Anti-fraud, bribery and corruption policies
Disciplinary and grievance policy
Equal opportunities and diversity policy
Health and safety policy
Children & Vulnerable Adults Policy (Safeguarding)
Covid-19 Risk Assessments
We continuously perform a comprehensive analysis of our standards to review any new emerging risks.
Our effectiveness in combating modern slavery
We use the following key performance indicators to measure how effective we have been to ensure that slavery and human trafficking is not taking place in any part of our business nor our supply chain:
Full adherence to our Recruitment and Selection Policy;
Labour monitoring via our accredited payroll system;
Completion of audits conducted by internal and external auditors
Regular reviews with our partners and suppliers regarding their understanding of, and compliance with, our expectations, including the updating of their documentation.
This statement is made pursuant to section 54(1) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and constitutes Snozone’s Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking Statement.
From 8th September 2021, face coverings at Snozone’s UK venues will no longer be compulsory, however, we still encourage all our members and guests to use them, for the general safety and well being of everyone.
We further request that guests and members respectfully retain social distancing measures as before, although again, this will no longer be stipulated by signage.
Whilst we acknowledge the steps taken to re-establish pre-COVID practices, we also recognise that the pandemic is still very much with us and the health, safety and well-being of our team, members and guests is and will continue to be of paramount importance.