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Introduction from the Managing Director

Modern Day Slavery Statement

Slavery and human trafficking are heinous crimes that affect communities and individuals across the globe which is why we all are required to be alert to the risks in our business and in our wider supply chain. Modern Slavery is a term used to encompass both offences included in the Modern Slavery Act 2015, namely holding a person in slavery or servitude or requiring forced or compulsory labour and arranging human trafficking. It is a crime that results in an abuse of human rights and can occur in many forms, such as forced labour, child labour, domestic servitude, sex trafficking and workplace abuse. All staff are expected to report concerns and management are expected to act upon those concerns. Company expects high standards not only from its employees, but also from its suppliers and any other business partners.
We are committed to improving our practises to combat slavery and human trafficking.
This statement is made pursuant to section 54(1) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and constitutes our slavery and human trafficking statement for the financial year 2021/2022.
We are a privately owned limited company that provides retail travel agency and tour operator services. We employ over 80 staff working from our offices in Salford or working from home.

Our Supply Chains
Our supply chain includes the sourcing of cruises, holidays (including flights and hotels), tours and excursions principally related to the provision of holidays. We record and maintain modern slavery act policies and documentation across our supply chain where available, specifically detailing policies, due diligence and reporting.

Our Policies
The Company has a zero tolerance approach to modern slavery and are committed to ensuring that there is no slavery or human trafficking in any part of our business or in our supply chains. Our policy reflects our commitment to acting ethically and with integrity in all of our business relationships and to implementing and maintaining effective systems and controls to ensure slavery and human trafficking is not taking place anywhere either within our business or in our supply chains, consistent with its obligations under the Modern Slavery Act 2015. The Company accepts that it has a responsibility through its due diligence.
We operate a number of internal policies to ensure that we are conducting business in an ethical and transparent manner.

  • Equality and Diversity Policy – we have this policy in place to make sure our staff are protected from poor treatment, and we comply with all regulations. These include development opportunities, training, fair recruitment and fair terms and conditions of employment along with access to employment related benefits and facilities.
  • Whistleblowing Policy – we have also whistleblowing policy in place so that all employees are aware of the possibility and duty to raise any concerns in regards to any criminal offence, miscarriage of justice, a danger to health and safety of any individual or an attempt to conceal any information on any of the above without fear of reprisals.

Due Diligence Processes
To identify and mitigate risk within the business we have in place:

Risk Assessment and Management
The key areas of our organisation’s activities at higher risk are highly complex supply chains operating across national borders and jurisdictions, with the implication that the labour force used in these processes is not fully visible to Sunshine Cruise Holidays Ltd. Any workforce involved in this process, such as hotel staff, ground handlers, excursion providers, excursion venues, transport providers, airport staff, airline crew, resort staff, restaurants, bars, craft venues, entertainment providers, crew on board ships, staff recruitment agencies could potentially be exploited, or be high risk in relation to slavery or human trafficking, thus failing to meet one or more areas of policy and so not being compliant with the Modern Slavery Act of 2015.
After due consideration, we have not identified any significant risks of modern slavery, forced labour or human trafficking in our business nor supply chain. However, we continue to be alert to any potential of the problems.

Training & Measuring Effectiveness
We will ensure all our management team are trained in recognising the signs and risks involved and every employee receives an induction that includes our policy and expectations.

We also use the following key performance indicators to measure how effective we have been in ensuring modern slavery, human trafficking and child labour are not taking place in any part of our business or supply chains:

  • Use of labour monitoring, right to work documentation and payroll audits
  • Maintain level of communication and personal contact with the next link in the supply chain to ensure their understanding and compliance with our expectations
  • Regularly review our supply chain policies, code of conduct and our working practices