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Newark business Greenzone supports Anti-Slavery Week

Posted onPosted on 18th Oct

The issues of modern slavery are being met head on by Newark company Greenzone Facilities Management as it supports Anti-Slavery Week (18th-24th October).

It said waste companies in the UK have in the past found themselves at the heart of controversy, being the unwitting victims of traffickers, who have exploited waste supply chains for their own profit.

Greenzone said it has a zero-tolerance approach to modern slavery of any kind in its operation and supply chain.

Chief executive Louise Taggart said: “Modern slavery is completely unacceptable, and it’s up to us as a reputable service provider to remain vigilant on this issue.

“We already have very strict procurement and auditing procedures in place to identify risks in our supply chain as well as the risks to our customers, but we can always do more.

“I see staff and supplier education as key to raising awareness. Greenzone’s membership to the Slave Free Alliance will support us in our commitment to help end modern slavery in the waste sector.”

As new members of the Slave Free Alliance, Greenzone said it was encouraging debate and raise awareness internally and externally. It has formed a CSR working group, comprising its supply chain, marketing, compliance and HR departments, that will meet quarterly to look at the company’s CSR initiatives that focus on its three pillars – clients, people and community.

Externally, it said its social media channels are a great way for our clients to see what it is up to.

Greenzone has created bespoke branded marketing materials that can be used across the business sectors it works in to promote the importance of anti-slavery week.