Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking Statement April 2023
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 is committed to our social and environmental responsibilities and 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 effort. 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 and Milton Keynes, providing outstanding skiing and snowboarding activities. Our business started in 2000 and has taught over 3 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, pregnancy, age, disability, sexual orientation, 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.
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 chains
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 several 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)
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 or supply chains:
Effective use of the Recruitment and Selection Policy.
Use of labour monitoring and payroll system.
Completion of audits conducted by internal and external auditors; and
Level of communication and personal contact with our partners and supply chain and 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.