Modern Slavery Statement 2019
TravelSmart Technologies Ltd (and subsidiaries including Fleetway Travel Ltd)
This statement is made pursuant to s.54 of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and sets out the steps that TravelSmart Technologies Ltd (and subsidiaries including Fleetway Travel Ltd, “Fleetway” has taken and is continuing to take to ensure that modern slavery or human trafficking is not taking place within our business or supply chain, up to and including the financial year ending 31st October 2018.
Modern slavery encompasses slavery, servitude, human trafficking and forced labour. Fleetway has a zero tolerance approach to any form of modern slavery. We are committed to acting ethically and with integrity and transparency in all business dealings and to putting effective systems and controls in place to safeguard against any form of modern slavery taking place within the business or our supply chain.
Fleetway Travel is one of the UK’s leading independent Travel Agents, with over 45 years of experience selling holidays. We operate across the Fleetway Travel, Luxury Holiday Collection and Exclusive Luxury Breaks brands.
We have an extensive network of airline, hotel and ground handling relationships. These relationships with our partners are crucial to our success. Our Partners benefit from our expertise in constructing and marketing a successful deal, which has been built up and refined over many years. We market these exclusive worldwide offers through multiple channels including key online platforms such as Travelzoo and Secret Escapes, national newspapers such as The Telegraph and The Times, as well as our own loyal and ever growing database.
Countries of Operation
Fleetway predominantly sells holidays to UK consumers, and during 2016 has also commenced selling to US and Canadian customers.
We provide holidays to over 30 countries worldwide. We do not employ any staff outside of the UK, so rely on local suppliers to deliver our holidays.
Our high risk areas
The nature of our operations means we supply holidays to a wide variety of destinations and have an extensive supplier base, including both large global chains and small independent suppliers. We consider our high risk areas of operation to be suppliers who are based in developing countries and/or those in unstable political environments, or where legal protection for employees is less developed.
Our Internal Policies
We operate a number of internal policies to ensure that we are conducting our business in an ethical and transparent manner. These include:
Our approach to suppliers
Fleetway operates a supplier policy and maintains a preferred supplier list. We conduct due diligence on all suppliers before allowing them to become a preferred supplier. This due diligence includes an online search to ensure that particular organisation has never been convicted of offenses relating to modern slavery. Our anti-slavery policy forms part of our contract with all suppliers and they are required to confirm that no part of their business operations contradicts this policy.
In addition to the above, as part of our contract with suppliers, we require that they confirm to us that:
Our performance indicators
We will know the effectiveness of the steps that we are taking to ensure that slavery and/or human trafficking is not taking place within our business or supply chain if:
As well as training staff, we will raise awareness of modern slavery issues by circulating a series of emails to staff.
The emails explain to staff:
Approval for this statement
This statement has been approved by the organisation's CEO, who will review and update it annually.