Modern Slavery Statement
Slavery and Human Trafficking Statement for the Financial Year ending 2017
This statement has been published in accordance with the Modern Slavery Act 2015. It sets out the steps taken by BPP Holdings Limited and its group of companies during the year ending 31st August 2017 to prevent modern slavery and human trafficking in its business and supply chains.
BPP provides Higher Education and Professional Education services and learning materials to a global community of students and corporations. We are the parent company of the BPP Professional Education Group which includes the following companies: BPP University Limited, BPP Professional Education Limited, BPP Learning Media Limited, BPP Services Limited and BPP International Limited (“BPP”).
BPP is committed to and supports international efforts to promote ethical business practices and policies related to the prevention of the exploitation and abuse associated with modern slavery and human trafficking. In our Code of Business Ethics, we acknowledged responsibility under the Modern Slavery Act and will endeavour to ensure that slavery and human trafficking are not taking place within our directly employed workforce, or our supply chain.
BPP has provided training to all new employees on the values included with its Code of Business Ethics and has received acknowledgement of the Code from its freelancers and suppliers.
We operate a Whistleblowing Policy, aimed principally at our employees but also available to our suppliers that encourages the reporting of any wrongdoing which extends to human rights violations like Modern Slavery. All reports will be fully investigated and appropriate remedial actions taken, and metrics relating to Whistleblowing activity are internally reviewed.
Our standard supplier contractual terms to include obligations on suppliers to comply with the Modern Slavery Act, and also included Modern Slavery within our supplier on-boarding risk assessment and due diligence procedures.
This statement is made pursuant to section 54(1) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and constitutes BPP’s slavery and human trafficking statement for the financial year ending 31 August 2017.
Chief Executive Officer
25 January 2018