Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking Statement

This statement sets out Travco's actions to understand all potential modern slavery risks related to its business pursuant to Section 54(1) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015. This statement relates to actions and activities during the financial year 1 March 2018 to 28 February 2019.

As part of the tourism sector, the Company recognises that it has a responsibility to take an approach to slavery and human trafficking. The Company is committed to preventing slavery and human trafficking in its corporate activities, and to ensuring that its supply chains are free from slavery and human trafficking. We expect that our suppliers will hold their own suppliers to the same high standards.

Our Business

This statement covers the activities of Travco Corporation Limited. Travco is a leading global hotel wholesaler and our core business focus is supplying hotel accommodation to the travel trade. We work with hotels of all sizes and status, from leading 5-star institutions and all-inclusive resorts to independent 1-star youth hostels and agents from small independent distributors to internationally renowned tour operators.

Relevant policies

The Company operates the following policies that describe its approach to the identification of modern slavery risks and steps to be taken to prevent slavery and human trafficking in its operations.

  • Anti-Slavery and Human Trafficking Policy - We are committed to ensuring that there is no modern slavery or human trafficking in our supply chain or in any part of our business. Our Anti-slavery Policy reflects our commitment to acting ethically and with integrity in all our business relationships.
  • Employee code of conduct - The Company's code makes clear to employees the actions and behaviour expected of them when representing the Company. The Company strives to maintain the highest standards of employee conduct and ethical behaviour.
  • Equal Opportunities – We have a range of controls to protect employees from poor treatment and/or exploitation, which are compliant with the relevant legislation. These include the provision of fair pay rates, fair terms and conditions of employment, and access to training and development opportunities.
  • Whistleblowing policy - The Company encourages all its workers, customers and other business partners to report any concerns related to the direct activities, or the supply chains of, the organisation. This includes any circumstances that may give rise to an enhanced risk of slavery or human trafficking. The organisation's whistleblowing procedure is designed to make it easy for workers to make disclosures, without fear of retaliation.
  • Bullying and Harassment – The Company is committed to providing a working environment for all our employees that is comfortable and free from all forms of bullying and harassment and adopts a zero-tolerance approach towards bullying and harassment.
  • Recruitment - The Company uses only specified, reputable employment agencies to source labour.

Supplier Adherence to Our Values and Due Diligence Processes

Travco has a zero tolerance approach to slavery and human trafficking and expect our suppliers and contractors to uphold the same values. Accordingly, the Company will not conduct business knowingly with anyone engaged in slavery and human trafficking practices or knowingly permit them to be carried out in any part of its business.

Our Performance Indicators

We encourage our employees and suppliers to be vigilant, and will continue to review how effective the steps we are taking have been in opposing modern slavery across our business and supply chain.

This statement is approved by the Directors and signed on its behalf by:

Jamie Feilder
Finance Director
Travco Corporation Ltd

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