Modern Slavery Statement
At Virtalent, our focus is always to lead with empathy, respect and understanding. Ensuring that ethical standards are at the core of all we do is paramount. We believe that human trafficking and slavery is a fundamental breach of human rights.
We are entirely committed to ensuring that we as an organisation and those that we work with, are free of modern slavery and human trafficking. We pledge to comply with all principles of the Modern Slavery Act 2015.
As a business, people are always at the forefront of what we do. We work with over 200 Virtual Assistants at Virtalent, together with a small head office team. We carry out stringent checks to ensure that we can be satisfied that there is no evidence of slavery or human trafficking taking place within the business.
In 2023, we signed up as a Living Wage Employer, as part of our continued pledge to pay our team – with our Virtual Assistants being at the centre of this fairly. No one we work with should ever feel exploited. At a time of rising costs, our commitment here shows we will always pay all staff and suppliers at least what they realistically need to live on.
In fact, we go above and beyond to ensure that all team members feel valued and supported and have launched a unique programme called “AssistYou” to further support this. Alongside AssistYou our clients and VAs have direct access to a trained Mental Health First Aider, we are a Mindful Employer and have signed the Mental Health at Work Commitment. There are also robust policies in place including a grievance policy, whistleblowing policy and dignity at work policy.
We understand that there is always more than can be done. As such, we are committed to reviewing the organisational structure and supply chain to ensure that we are constantly evolving and improving, making certain that all areas of the business are reviewed to consider modern slavery and trafficking. This includes, agreements, policies, recruitment processes and more.
As Co-Founders of the company, we pledge to take full responsibility in ensuring that the business is robust in all areas to support the Modern Slavery Act 2015.
Ellie Wilson, Co-Founder
Sam Wilson, Co-Founder