Our Business StructureWestfield Contributory Health Scheme Limited (WCHS Ltd) is the parent company of Westfield Health & Wellbeing Limited (WH&W Ltd), Westfield Employment Services Limited (WES Ltd), Westfield Health Ltd, Bolton and District Hospital Saturday (t/a UK Healthcare) and The Working Health Company Ltd. In 2020 we also acquired the High Five group. This group operates in the UK as High Five Health Promotion Ltd and there are also three European subsidiaries operating in the Netherlands, Germany and Belgium.
Our Business ActivitiesWCHS Ltd is a leading provider of Health Cash Plans and other health insurance products. WH&W Ltd is a provider of innovative health & wellbeing products and services. WES Ltd is the company that employs our staff for both WCHS Ltd and WH&W Ltd. UK Healthcare is a provider of Health Cash Plans and The Working Health Company Ltd is a provider of Wellbeing Services and Corporate Gym Management, both of which employ their staff directly. High Five are a provider of corporate fitness and wellbeing initiatives.
Supplier BaseWe deal with a very small supplier base under 100 key suppliers, almost all of which are UK based. Given the nature of our business we do not believe that we are greatly exposed to the risk of inadvertently becoming involved in modern slavery or human trafficking. However we have put in place measures to guard against this which we will continue to review and adapt as the business changes. The Group has zero tolerance to slavery and human trafficking and is committed to ensuring that there is no modern slavery or human trafficking in its supply chains or in any part of its business. This statement 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, with best endeavours, that slavery and human trafficking is not taking place anywhere in our supply chains. In 2018 we appointed a permanent Procurement professional to strengthen the control of our supply chain. Our Procurement Policy has been rewritten and will now become an annually reviewed and updated document. In addition to our renewed Procurement Policy we continue to implement and enforce our other policies relevant to Human Trafficking and Modern Slavery. Including:
- Our recruitment and employment policies; including a commitment to paying the national minimum and living wage rates as appropriate;
- Whistleblowing policies;
- Risk management and incident reporting policies;
- Due diligence framework and requirements.
Due Diligence processes in relation to Slavery and Human TraffickingThe Westfield Health Group acknowledges its responsibility under the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and will ensure transparency within the organisation and with suppliers of goods and services to the organisation. We will not forge commercial relationships with any business knowingly involved with slavery or human trafficking. We will expect all who have, or seek a commercial relationship with ourselves, to familiarise themselves with The Modern Slavery Act and our anti-slavery aim and act consistently within these.
Effectiveness and ReportingWe will monitor our performance through regular review of modern slavery related risk incident reporting and whistleblowing incidents. All incidents will be reported to the Board. We will regularly review our processes to ensure that they remain compliant with our legal obligations and that they remain fit for purpose as our business evolves and develops.
Approved by: BoardDate: February 2019
David Capper – Chief Executive
Date: 19 February 2019