Our policy statements provide the headlines for how our business operates. They set the tone for how we fulfil your expectations of us.
Detailed policies and procedures are available on request for review by our customers, partners, suppliers, staff and customers
Melis values its reputation for ethical behaviour and for financial probity and reliability and has a zero tolerance policy towards bribery. Melius prohibits the offering, the giving, the solicitation or the acceptance of any bribe, whether cash or other inducement, to or from any person or company, public or private, by any governors, staff, contractors, consultants, agents, overseas agents, external examiners and any non-employee service providers engaged on Company business for whatever reason, in order to gain any commercial, contractual or regulatory advantage for Melius in a way which is unethical or in order to gain any personal advantage, pecuniary or otherwise, for the individual or anyone connected with the individual.
Melius recognises and encourages the valuable and enriching contribution from all who work and learn here and the rights of all individuals who come into contact with us such as job applicants. We are committed to advancing equality of opportunity, respecting and celebrating difference, eliminating discrimination, harassment and victimisation and fostering good relations between all who work or learn at, or use the services of Melius.
We will treat everyone associated with Melius with fairness, respect and sensitivity. We aim to create and maintain a working and learning environment in which all people have the opportunity to participate fully, give of their best and achieve their full potential in a climate free from discrimination or harassment.
We recognise that all have a right to equality of opportunity irrespective of race, disability, gender, gender reassignment, age, nationality, sexual orientation, religion or belief, marital or civil partnership status, pregnancy or maternity status, or socio-economic status, background or class. Equality and diversity is central to all that we do, and fundamental to our mission and values.
Melius is committed to ensuring that it, its employees, directors, contractors and sub-contractors comply with the UK Modern Slavery Act 2015, as well as all other applicable laws in respect of slavery and human trafficking. This policy statement is to be construed as a transparency statement under Section 54 of the UK’s Modern Slavery Act 2015.
Melius, part of Opportunities Workshop Limited is headquartered in the UK, and the majority of its business is carried out in the UK. Melius will not accept slavery within its organisation nor within its supply chain. Directors, staff and contractors are obliged to comply with anti-slavery and human trafficking legislation as part of our commitment to ensure legal compliance, with obligations set out in applicable handbooks and contracts with third parties. Melius operates a preferred supplier list for its key suppliers pursuant to which suppliers are obliged to confirm compliance with applicable laws, which include the Modern Slavery Act. Melius also takes practical steps to ensure compliance with the Act, including identity checks in respect of all individuals wishing to provide services via Melius.
All Melius employees receive training on all staff policies which include all matters of conduct and fair employment practices. Staff are encouraged to seek guidance from managers or legal advisors if they have any concerns, and to report all incidents in a timely manner.
Melius maintains procedures and practices which safeguard and promote the wellbeing of all its candidates and clients, by identifying and applying best practice within the sector and ensuring that our Safeguarding Policy and Procedures comply with legislative requirements and government recommendations.
Melius is obliged as an organisation to protect the integrity and confidentiality of personal data held by us with regard to our clients and employees. We take a very serious view of our responsibilities to comply with the data protection principles. All data responsibilities are fulfilled by Opportunties Workshop Limited.