Modern Slavery Act Statement

This statement is made pursuant to Section 54, Part 6 of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and sets out the steps the WPA Group has taken to ensure that slavery and human trafficking does not take place in any part of the WPA Group´s business or supply chain.

WPA is a monoline insurer selling private medical insurance to individuals and businesses in the UK. As a provider of financial services the WPA Group has a minimal supply chain, but utilises the services of firms in the EU and India.

This statement is made on behalf of the WPA Group, including WPA World Class Services (India) Pvt Ltd.

During the financial year to December 2016 the WPA Group took the following steps to ensure slavery and human trafficking did not occur within our organisation or in our supply chain:

  • Published a Slavery and Human Trafficking Policy, which applies to the WPA Group and all those within our supply chain, which has been adopted by the Board.
  • Appointed the Head of Personnel and Risk supported by the Director of Legal Affairs to be responsible for slavery and human trafficking, and publicised this appointment across the WPA Group and its supply chain.
  • Established a framework for organisational accountability, to allow for employees and others to raise issues, make suggestions, voice grievances and report suspected or actual slavery or human trafficking.
  • Raised awareness amongst our staff and managers across the WPA Group: of the risks of slavery and human trafficking; on the requirements of the Modern Slavery Act 2015; and its objectives together with our procedures to ensure compliance.

We are committed to ensuring there is transparency in our business and in our supply chain, and we expect the same standards from our suppliers and service providers. This applies to all persons who work for us in any capacity, including agency workers and business partners.

Signature of Andrew Haworth, Director of Legal Affairs, WPA

Andrew Haworth
Director of Legal Affairs
March 2017