flybe Limited is taking steps to combat slavery and human trafficking and is committed to improving our practices across our network to help achieve this.
Across the Company and network, we source numerous goods and services through subcontracting, distributing, franchise, codeshare, affiliate and associate entity arrangements. The majority are based in the UK or have a UK Head Office. Others we work with may be based in Europe or the USA. A small handful are based further afield.
We expect high standards from the people we engage with. New suppliers must sign-up to comply with all UK legislation including the Modern Slavery Act (2015), The Health and Safety Act, also environmental, anti-bribery and equality legislation. To check we review contract drafts and proposed opportunities to identify, assess and mitigate risks. In addition, our procurement team undertake checks on key suppliers which can include visits to them.
The process is that if a risk is identified it is flagged to our Leadership Team and recommended actions are then reviewed and approved accordingly. We can:
request immediate compliance with relevant legislation;
check changes are made to address this; and
in serious cases we source alternatives and discontinue problematic relationships.
We require our Teammates take part in risk and modern slavery training on induction and refresh at three-yearly intervals. We have a clear Whistleblowing Policy so that any concerns or breaches can be disclosed, this includes anonymous reporting to an independent and confidential hotline. We also have a [Code of Business Conduct], Anti-Corruption and Bribery Policy, [Competition Compliance Handbook and Procurement of Goods and Services Policy] which all colleagues must adhere to.
In line with our key focus points set out in last year’s statement, we have:
include brief summaries of work done against previous statement key focus points
Within this modern slavery statement, we have proactively identified areas where continual review is required in order to comply with the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and will continue our efforts in those areas.
Our key focus for the Financial Year 2022/23 is:
ensuring current and future suppliers are compliant and monitored through ongoing audit and procurement processes;
To the extent that flybe Limited is required to comply with the provisions of the Modern Slavery Act, this statement applies to the six reporting areas as laid out within the MSA and applicable to Company activities. We are making this statement in accordance with section 54(1) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015, and this constitutes our Company slavery and human trafficking statement for the financial year ending 31st March 2023.
David Pflieger Chief Executive Officer
Dated: 22 March 2022