This statement covers Jet2 plc and its group companies including Jet2.com Limited and Jet2holidays Limited.
Jet2 plc and its group companies including Jet2holidays Limited and Jet2.com Limited (the ‘Group’), recognise that modern slavery and human trafficking are significant global issues presenting a challenge for businesses worldwide. Consequently, the Group has a zero-tolerance approach to modern slavery and is committed to: acting ethically and with integrity in its business dealings; and continually reviewing its practices to combat slavery and human trafficking.
The Group has prepared this statement to reflect activities undertaken in the financial year ended 31 March 2023 in accordance with the UK’s Modern Slavery Act.
The Group is a Leisure Travel business specialising in:
Our long‐term ambition is: To be the UK’s Leading and Best Leisure Travel business. To achieve this, we recognise our future growth must continue to be sustainable, ethical and responsible, which includes the treatment of people not only within our own operations, but also those within our broader supply chains. We remain aware of the risks associated with modern slavery and human trafficking and continue to develop our policies, due diligence, and training to ensure the steps we take to prevent both, remain as effective as possible.
We consider our Colleagues to be our most valuable asset as we recognise that our Customers want to be looked after throughout their holiday experience by a happy, well paid and motivated Jet2 team who deliver outstanding service. Consequently, we are committed to providing our Colleagues with an exceptional work environment and ensuring that their wellbeing remains a fundamental part of our everyday culture.
We are Colleague focused and are determined that Jet2 remains a preferred career choice in the Leisure Travel industry. As part of this commitment, we have launched our Lifestyle 2023 program for our pilots and cabin crew. This program, which is undergoing trials this year, follows extensive engagement with our Colleagues through surveys, focus groups and communication groups, the aim being to provide a more balanced lifestyle for our valued crew members. The recruitment of additional colleagues to provide extra resilience in our rosters to support this program was completed ahead of the Summer 2023 season and represents a substantial but important financial investment in our Colleagues’ wellbeing.
We have robust recruitment, remuneration and resource management policies and processes to prevent any form of slavery, exploitation, or trafficking within our business, and we review and confirm that colleagues, contractors and agency workers can demonstrate their eligibility to work in the UK before commencing work with the Group.
The Group has over 7,500 suppliers and sources its goods and services globally and will not knowingly conduct business with anyone engaged in slavery and human trafficking practices or knowingly permit them to be carried out in any part of its business.
The Group promotes transparency in its supply chains and has implemented measures to reduce the risk of slavery and human trafficking including:
During the financial year ended 31 March 2023 we introduced our new Supplier Code of Conduct which is published on our Jet2 plc website (here) and sets out the minimum standards, expectations and behaviours that Jet2.com and Jet2holidays require of all our Suppliers, including in relation to slavery, human trafficking and child labour. This was launched at our annual supplier conference in December 2022, and is being distributed to our suppliers.
The Group also has in place the following internal policies reflecting its commitment to acting ethically and with integrity in all its business relationships:
To ensure Colleagues have a high level of understanding of the risks of modern slavery and human trafficking in our supply chains and our business, we assist them by providing relevant training in identifying and preventing exploitation.
Our cabin crew manual includes human trafficking reporting procedures and details of the Modern Slavery reporting helpline. We also ensure that training on human trafficking is delivered to cabin crew through new entrant and recurrent training. In addition, posters are displayed in crew rooms and rest areas across our bases to raise awareness of both issues.
We also include a section on slavery and human trafficking in our internal training for colleagues in supplier management.
The Group has a clear framework of rules and behaviours and encourages the reporting of any concerns or breaches so that they can be dealt with appropriately in accordance with our policies and procedures. We also offer an independent and confidential Whistleblowing hotline where Colleagues can raise concerns confidentially and anonymously if they wish.
This statement is made pursuant to section 54(1) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and constitutes the Group’s slavery and human trafficking statement for the financial year ended 31 March 2023. It has been approved by the Board of Directors of Jet2 plc and signed on their behalf by:
Director and Group Chief Financial Officer
Date: 7th September 2023