ELIM Modern Slavery Statement

This statement sets out Elim's actions to understand all potential modern slavery risks related to its business and to put in place steps that are aimed at ensuring that there is no slavery or human trafficking in its own business and its supply chains. This statement relates to actions and activities during the financial year 1 October 2018 to 30 September 2019.

As part of our charitable status and the ideals Elim stands for, Elim recognises that it has a responsibility to take a robust approach to slavery and human trafficking. Elim is absolutely committed to preventing slavery and human trafficking in its corporate activities, and to ensure that its supply chains are free from slavery and human trafficking. We will commit to reviewing our suppliers of goods and services and the way we select new suppliers going forward, to ensure that

OUR ORGANISATION

This statement covers the activities of Elim Foursquare Gospel Alliance and EPC Services. We are a church organisation who seek to fulfil our objectives through extensive relevant programs both in the UK and overseas. Our expanding operations are mainly conducted through national departments, 500 churches in the UK and in 49 countries overseas. Our charitable objective is to spread and propagate the full gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ and primarily but not exclusively the fundamental truths set forth in the constitution.

Through our missionaries, Elim currently operates in multiple countries around the world. However, our main legal base is in the United Kingdom. Our charity numbers are 251549 (England & Wales) SC037754 (Scotland).

Elim operates the following policies that describe its approach to the identification of modern slavery risks and steps to be taken to prevent slavery and human trafficking in its operations:

  • Whistleblowing policy
  • Employee code of conduct policy
  • Recruitment Policy
  • Supplier/Procurement code of conduct (agreement)
 

RECRUITMENT

Elim Foursquare Gospel Alliance is an equal opportunities employer with recruitment procedures in place. All recruitment is managed by the charity and its churches, which ensures quality control and compliance with policies and procedures. Guidance is provided to our churches in regards to safer recruitment practices, which include:

  • The need to check for references
  • Conducting Right to Work checks
  • Additional checks where appropriate (such as DBS checks)
  • Issuing of Employment Contracts

Volunteers are offered a Volunteer Agreement to ensure that all parties are aware of the arrangement.

 

PROCUREMENT

All building work to EFGA properties is subject to approval by Elim's Management Board, who meet bi-monthly. Churches are obligated to provide at least 3 quotes which are reviewed by the Board.

Elim will aim to develop a Supplier Ethical Declaration which would need to be signed by suppliers before EFGA engages with such organisations. In regards to building work, no quote will be accepted in the absence of such a signed declaration.

In addition to the development of the Supplier Ethical Declaration, our key performance indicators for the coming years will be to train all staff with procurement abilities and senior ministers on modern slavery. Furthermore, EFGA will periodically raise awareness with all who interact with Elim through poster and email campaigns. We will also periodically review our existing supply chains to limit exposure to those suppliers who are engaged or are suspected to be engaged in modern slavery practices.