The Modern Slavery statement outlines standards to ensure that all employees are treated with respect and dignity, are working under their own free will, and are being properly compensated for their effort. Kaplan International is committed to the social and environmental responsibility and has zero tolerance for slavery and human trafficking. We are committed to improving our practices to combat slavery and human trafficking and ensuring that we are not complicit in any human rights violations. Kaplan International supports and respects the principles proclaimed in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and believes businesses should ensure that they are not complicit in human rights abuses.
We are a provider of educational and training in the Education sector. We are a part of the Kaplan Inc (Group) and our ultimate parent company is Graham Holdings Company has its head office in United States of America. The Group has an annual turnover in excess of the statutory threshold.
Our business is organised into the following three main business units:
Our supply chain includes student recruitment agents, IT suppliers, sub-contractors and consultants for education services and homestay and residence companies.
We internally review our supply chain to evaluate risks and we conduct audits which review all aspects of the supply chain including but not limited to safety, human trafficking, child labour and other legal requirements [ in order to ensure compliance with our Supply Chain Policy].
We are committed to ensuring that there is no modern slavery or human trafficking in our supply chains or in any part of our business. 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 to ensure slavery and human trafficking is not taking place anywhere in our supply chains.
There is to be no harsh or inhumane treatment, including any sexual harassment, sexual abuse, corporal punishment, slavery, mental or physical coercion or verbal abuse of workers, nor is there to be the threat of any such treatment.
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, past or recent military status or any other status protected by the laws or regulations in the locations where we operate.
As part of our initiative to identify and mitigate risk we comply with our due diligence processes as outlined in the Graham Holdings Company Statement of Ethical Principles and Code of Business Conduct and the Kaplan International Human Resources policy documentation.
We have in place systems to:
We have zero tolerance to slavery and human trafficking to ensure all those in our supply chain and contractors comply with our ethics.
We have dedicated representatives that are aware of the requirements of Modern Slavery Act and the principles of human rights from the following departments:
To ensure a high level of understanding of the risks of modern slavery and human trafficking in our supply chains and our business, we provide training to our staff. Legal and Compliance teams have been briefed and Senior Management Teams.
We use the following key performance indicators (KPIs) to measure how effective we have been to ensure that slavery and human trafficking is not taking place in any part of our business or supply chains:
This statement is made pursuant to section 54(1) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and constitutes our Group's slavery and human trafficking statement for the financial year ending 2016.