A responsible approach

As a Bradford based employer we want to play an active part in our local community, not only in terms of creating jobs but also in working with and supporting local causes. We actively encourage colleagues to participate in charitable giving to help support those in need.

Charitable giving

A ‘charity of the year’ is chosen by the organisation and all employees are encouraged to participate in fundraising events to raise money. Integra’s nominated charity for 2019 is Muscular Dystrophy UK.

Sponsorship and donations

We support employee led charitable giving and volunteering and provide sponsorship for causes which they personally wish to support.

We also consider requests from outside the business for sponsorships, these must be requested by completing and signing the sponsorship and donation form. All requests are reviewed, and you will be notified whether any funds have been granted within 30 working days. If you have any queries regarding this process, contact the marketing department.

Modern slavery and human trafficking

Introduction

This statement sets out Integra's (The Company’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.

As part of the financial services sector, The Company recognises that it has a responsibility to take a robust approach to slavery and human trafficking.

The Company is absolutely committed to preventing slavery and human trafficking in its corporate activities, and to ensuring that its supply chains are free from slavery and human trafficking.

Organisational structure and supply chains

Integra is a managing general agency, supplying homeowners and church insurance policies, in the UK only, predominantly via intermediaries for the former and a combination of direct and intermediaries for the latter.

All policies sold in the 2018 financial year are underwritten by the International Insurance Company of Hannover SE UK Branch. Policies sold in the 2019 financial year will be underwritten by HDI Global Specialty SE UK Branch.

As a financial service provider, we do not operate in a sector where there is a high risk of modern slavery practices such as forced or bonded labour occurring, nor do we purchase goods or services from organisations which we would associate with modern slavery or human trafficking.

The Governance Committee are responsible for The Company’s anti-slavery initiatives and have the full support of the Integra Board.

Relevant policies

The Company 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 All workers, customers and other business partners of The Company are encouraged to report any concerns related to the direct activities, or the supply chains of The Company. This includes any circumstances that may give rise to an enhanced risk of slavery or human trafficking. The Company's whistleblowing procedure is designed to make it easy for workers to make disclosures without fear of retaliation.
  • Employee Code of Conduct This makes clear the actions and behaviour expected of all employees when representing The Company. The Company strives to maintain the highest standards of employee conduct and ethical behaviour when managing its supply chain.
  • Supplier/procurement code of conduct The Company is committed to ensuring that its suppliers adhere to the highest standards of ethics. Suppliers are required to demonstrate that they provide safe working conditions where necessary, treat workers with dignity and respect, act ethically and within the law in their use of labour. The Company works with suppliers to ensure that they meet the standards of the code and improve their workers working conditions. However, serious violations of The Company's supplier code of conduct will lead to termination of the business relationship.
  • Recruitment/agency workers policy The Company uses only specified, reputable employment agencies to source labour and always verifies the practices of any new agency before accepting workers from that agency.

Due diligence

The Company undertakes due diligence when considering appointing new suppliers, and regularly reviews its existing suppliers.