Tiro Modern Slavery Statement

Published 2nd May 2024

Tiro Modern Slavery Statement

Here are the steps Tiro has taken and continues to take to understand and minimise the potential risk of modern slavery in its business and supply chains. This statement is published in line with section 54(1) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015.


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 have in common the deprivation of a person’s liberty by another in order to exploit them for personal or commercial gain.

We have a zero-tolerance approach and are committed to acting ethically and with integrity in all our business dealings and relationships and to implementing and enforcing procedures to ensure modern slavery is not taking place anywhere in our own business or in any of our supply chains.

We are also committed to ensuring there is transparency in our own business and in our approach to tackling modern slavery and human trafficking throughout our supply chains, consistent with our disclosure obligations under the Modern Slavery Act 2015. We expect the same high standards from all of our contractors, suppliers and other business partners.

About Tiro

Tiro Training Ltd provides apprenticeship services. Tiro provides a broad range of science and technology apprenticeships to public and private sector clients within their place of work throughout the UK. We work with employers in the UK to provide apprenticeships leading to science and technical qualifications.

To find out more about the nature of our business, please visit www.tiro.co.uk

In order to provide services to clients, we work with a range of suppliers including but not limited to professional service firms, utility suppliers, IT vendors, consultants, industry business partners and technology platform providers.


Our commitment to the principles of the Modern Slavery Act 2015

Tiro is committed to the principles of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and the abolition of modern slavery and human trafficking.

As an equal opportunities employer, we’re committed to creating and ensuring a non-discriminatory and respectful working environment for our staff. We want all our colleagues to feel confident that they can expose wrongdoing without any risk to themselves.

Our recruitment and people management processes are designed to ensure that all prospective employees are legally entitled to work in the UK and to safeguard employees from any abuse or coercion.

We do not enter into business with any organisation, in the UK or abroad, which knowingly supports or is found to be involved in slavery, servitude and forced or compulsory labour.

Our supply chain

Due to the nature of our business, we assess ourselves to have a low risk of modern slavery in our business and supply chains. We do not consider that we operate in high-risk sectors or locations because of the nature of the services we provide and the location and composition of our suppliers.

Our supply chains are limited and we procure goods and services from a restricted range of UK suppliers.

We ensure all our suppliers adhere to our Anti-Slavery Policy. We enforce a strict code of compliance and do not tolerate slavery and human trafficking within our supply chains. For example, if we find evidence of a failure to comply with our policies which contain or reflect anti-slavery measures, we will immediately seek to terminate our relationship with the relevant supplier.

Due diligence

As part of our efforts to monitor and reduce the risk of slavery and human trafficking occurring within our supply chains, we have adopted the following due diligence procedures:

  1. Suppliers must fill out questionnaires which elicit responses on their legal compliance with all applicable legislation
  2. Standard contractual language regarding a supplier’s compliance with all applicable legislation;
  3. If necessary, periodic audits on certain suppliers to ensure compliance.

Our procedures are designed to:

  • establish and assess areas of potential risk in our business and supply chains
  • monitor potential risk areas in our business and supply chains
  • reduce the risk of slavery and human trafficking occurring in our business and supply chains
  • provide adequate protection for whistle-blowers.

Our policies in relation to the Modern Slavery Act 2015

The following policies are available to all staff through Tiro’s HR System HiBob:

  • Ways of Working policy
  • Whistleblowing policy
  • Equality, Diversity and Inclusion policy
  • Selection and Hire of Third Party Process
  • Risk Management Framework
  • Supplier Questionnaires – NEW* PLEASE REIVEW BELOW***


We also make sure our suppliers are aware of our policies and adhere to the same high standards. These policies have been developed by our legal, HR, finance and IT teams.

Responsibility for the policy

The Leadership of Tiro has overall responsibility for ensuring this policy complies with our legal and ethical obligations, and that all those under our control comply with it.

Management at all levels are responsible for ensuring those reporting to them understand and comply with this policy and are given adequate and regular training on it and the issue of modern slavery and human trafficking in supply chains.

Embedding the principles

We will continue to embed the principles through:

  • providing awareness training to staff on the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and informing them of the appropriate action to take if they suspect a case of slavery or human trafficking
  • ensuring staff involved in procurement activity are aware of and follow modern slavery procurement guidance on GOV.UK
  • ensuring that consideration of the modern slavery risks and prevention are added to Tiro’s policy review process as an employer and procurer of goods and services
  • making sure Tiro’s procurement strategies and contract terms and conditions include references to modern slavery and human trafficking
  • continuing to take action to embed a zero tolerance policy towards modern slavery
  • ensuring that staff involved in buying or procurement and the recruitment and deployment of workers receive training on modern slavery and ethical employment practices


Training and Communication

Training on this policy, and on the risk our business faces from modern slavery and human trafficking in its supply chains, forms part of the onboarding pcess for all individuals who work for us, and regular training will be provided as necessary.

This statement has been approved by Charlotte Blant, Tiro CEO, for the financial year ending 31 July 2024.

This statement will be reviewed and updated every year.


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