This statement is made pursuant to section 54(1) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015. It sets out the steps taken by Payzone during year ending 31st March 2020 to ensure that modern slavery and human trafficking are not taking place in our business and supply chains.
Payzone is committed to combating the risk of modern slavery or human trafficking in our supply chain and business operations. We are committed to taking appropriate steps to ensure that everyone who works for Payzone in any capacity, benefits from a working environment in which their fundamental rights and freedoms are respected.
This is the first statement in which we report on our efforts to mitigate the risks of modern slavery in line with the requirements of the Act.
Our Business And Supply Chain
For over 30 years, Payzone has provided card and bill payment services to independent retailers, multiples and symbol groups across the UK. We work hard to provide payment solutions for retailers, businesses and customers.
Payzone has provided card and bill payment services to independent retailers, multiples and symbol groups across the UK. Bill payment services still operate under the Payzone brand, however, it is now part of the Post Office network. With over 11,500 branches, the Post Office is the biggest retail network in the UK. The Post Office have provided services for more than 370 years and currently supply a range of essential products and services to communities right across the UK. Together, Payzone and the Post Office have over 24,000 stores and branches across the UK.
Payzone and The Post Oﬃce directly controls around 1% of the Network of branches which consumers will generally recognise as the larger branches often situated in the centre of towns and cities across the UK. The remainder of the branches are managed on an agency basis by independent small retailers and shop owners operating our services within their own store. Business owners may own more than one shop operating our services and have a range of other nonconnected business interests. We also have agent managed facilities within some larger high street commercial partners, who like the smaller independent retailers, provide their own trained and friendly staff to provide our services to consumers.
Our Beliefs And Principles
Respect for the dignity of the individual and the importance of each individual’s human rights form the basis of the behaviours we expect in every workplace and are communicated through our Code of Business Standards. We will not accept any form of discrimination, bullying or harassment. We require all our managers to implement policies designed to ensure equality of opportunity and inclusion for all Payzone employees.
We operate a number of policies to ensure we are conducting business in an ethical and transparent manner. These include:
What commitments are we making to tackle modern slavery in the year ahead?
If you have any concerns about the issues raised in this statement or if you think you have identified signs of Modern Slavery, then please contact us on the below contacts: