Pursuant to Section 54 (1) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015, this statement constitutes our slavery and human trafficking statement and outlines Atlas Professionals approach to tackling modern slavery. This statement is made by Atlas Professionals B.V., a private limited liability company incorporated under the laws of the Netherlands and covers its businesses global operations. Specifically, this statement concerns Atlas Professionals B.V. UK companies, namely Atlas Professionals UK Ltd. and Atlas Services Group Energy Ltd. that are required to make such a statement in accordance with the Act for the financial year that ended on 31 December 2020.
Atlas Professionals provide human resources and work force solutions in the energy and marine industries. Our core values, principles and policies are the foundation of our business and operations and are the forefront in everything we do. They support our vision, shape our mission and are the basis for our company values.
Atlas Professionals provides solutions to its clients on the basis of compliance, integrity and responsibility and in accordance with all applicable local and international laws. With effect, Atlas Professionals has a legal and moral obligation to prevent slavery and human trafficking and will do all in its power to prevent slavery and human trafficking within its business and the supply chains through which it operates.
Atlas Professionals is an international provider of human resources and specialist work force solutions within the energy and marine industries. Our team of dedicated of specialist recruiters operates from a global network of twenty-four (24) offices in seventeen (17) countries (the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, Latvia, Odessa, Russia, Singapore, Germany, New Zealand, Australia, the United States, Brazil, Norway, Cyprus, Indonesia, Taiwan, Spain, and Timor-Leste, supporting our clients.
Our business is organised into three (3) business units, namely Energy & Marine, Drilling and Renewables. Atlas Professionals is active in fifteen (15) niche markets: seismic, survey, ROV, diving and inspection, management & quality control, QHSE, marine environmental, renewables, platforms and jack-ups, drilling and well services, operations and maintenance, dredging, marine, merchant shipping, engineering and project controls and catering.
Atlas Professionals has a number of internal policies and procedures to ensure that we carry out our business and operations transparently and in accordance with applicable laws and regulations. These policies and procedures include:
- Code of Conduct
- Corporate Social Responsibility Policy
- Whistleblower Policy
- Anti-Slavery and Human Trafficking Policy
Our policies on slavery and human trafficking
Personal integrity and responsibility are the foundation of our business; we differentiate our solutions on the basis of compliance, integrity and responsibility, and in accordance with local and international laws. Within this context, we will not accept any practices involving slavery, servitude, forced or compulsory labour, or human trafficking. We are committed to ensuring that there is no modern slavery or human trafficking in our supply chains 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 and to implementing and enforcing effective systems and controls to ensure slavery and human trafficking is not taking place anywhere in our supply chains, that of our partners or the ensuing supply chain.
Our Supply Chains
Our main supply chain includes business partners and suppliers of goods and services that partner with Atlas Professionals in the recruitment and supply of personnel, professional consultancy services, namely, financial, tax and legal specialists and/or organizations, and suppliers of commodities, including, utilities, workplace equipment and staff welfare. In order to ensure that our partners and suppliers comply with applicable laws, we carry out third party due diligence assessments and verifications, which is reviewed by the relevant internal stakeholders such as Business Managers or Directors and enter into contracts or agreements with partners and suppliers for the supply of goods and/or services.
Our recruitment processes support the needs and expectations from candidates, employees, suppliers and clients, and recruitment operations are transparent and compliant with applicable local and international laws to ensure, among others. In order to identify potential slavery or human trafficking situations, our controls include, but are not limited to:
- Professionals and consultants are subject to background and compliance checks to ensure that the candidate has the right to work in the relevant location deriving from legal, industry and contractual obligations;
- Recruitment protocol and expected business conduct obligations are communicated throughout global operations; and
- Periodically discuss with our clients and professionals and consultants work environment and conditions.
Communication of policies and procedures is facilitated by either email, briefings, presentations, classroom training, or online training. The type of training given depends on the scale and detail of the information to be communicated. Detail and records of training or briefings delivered to employees is held within the Atlas Academy.
Our Key Performance Indicators
We use the following key performance indicators (KPIs) to measure how effective we have been to ensure that slavery and human trafficking is not taking place in any part of our business or supply chains:
- All new employees completing training on the Atlas Professionals Policies and existing employees completing refresher training; and
- No reports being received from employees, the public, or law enforcement agencies to indicate that modern slavery practices have been identified.
Following a review of the effectiveness of the steps we have taken this year to ensure that there is no slavery or human trafficking in our business and supply chains we intend to take the following further steps to combat slavery and human trafficking:
- Ensure that our contracts or agreements with our suppliers contain anti-slavery and human trafficking clauses;
- Engage our clients, partners and suppliers to openly discuss ways to tackle slavery and human trafficking; and
- Establish a process to carry out audits on our key partners and suppliers to verify and assess possible supply chain link to any form of slavery in high risk areas.
This statement has been approved by the board of Atlas Professionals B.V., Atlas Professionals UK Ltd and Atlas Services Group Energy Ltd. on 30 June 2021.
Chief Executive Officer
For and on behalf of Atlas Professionals B.V.
Chief Operations Officer
For and on behalf of Atlas Professionals B.V.
For and on behalf of Atlas Professionals UK Ltd and Atlas Services Group Energy Ltd.