'Modern Slavery' is the use of forced, compulsory, trafficked or child labour. It has no place in our business. And our internal policies ensure we only work with suppliers and subsidiaries that feel the same.
Our own business is not at risk of Modern Slavery, but some of the partners in our supply chain may carry a risk. We expect all our suppliers to do business in a fair and ethical way. If we ever discover that any of our suppliers' standards fall short of our expectations, we'll end our relationship with them.
We know we can do more. We're working to implement new measures to manage this risk. This includes asking our suppliers to complete a self-assessment and provide their Modern Slavery policies, and training all our managers on the Modern Slavery Act.
Bulb is proud to be an accredited Living Wage Employer. This is separate to the Government's 'national living wage'. It's independently calculated based on the amount employees and their families need to live. The Living Wage applies to everyone who works for Bulb, from temporary to permanent staff, from our cleaning team to our security and building managers. The current living wage set by the foundation is £10.55 per hour in London.
Bulb is the only energy supplier in the UK to be recognised as a certified B Corp. B Corporations adhere to rigorous standards of social and environmental good, and work to demonstrate that business can be a force for good.
This statement has been approved by the board of Simple Energy Limited (the parent company of Bulb Energy Ltd) and is made pursuant to section 54(1) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015. It constitutes our modern slavery and human traifficking statement for the financial year ending 31 March 2018.
Hayden Wood and Amit Gudka
9 July 2019