Statement on Modern Slavery
Introduction and Purpose of this Statement
Modern slavery refers to institutional slavery that occurs in present-day society. It can take various forms including human trafficking, servitude, slavery and compulsory labour, the common factor being that they deprive an individual’s liberty for commercial gain.
The Republic of Ireland has governing legislation on modern slavery, primarily the Criminal Law (Human Trafficking) Act 2008, as amended by the Criminal Law (Human Trafficking) (Amendment) Act 2013. Laya healthcare has pledged towards maintaining and continuously improving our procedures in order to combat modern slavery and dedicates this Statement to that effect on behalf of laya healthcare, laya life and laya travel (together and hereinafter “laya healthcare”).
Laya Business Overview
Laya Healthcare Limited is a private company registered in Ireland under company number 242048. Laya healthcare and laya life are trading names of Laya Healthcare Limited. We operate as a tied agent of Elips Insurance Limited (Inc. Liechtenstein). Laya Healthcare Limited is authorised by the Central Bank of Ireland and is subject to the Consumer Protection Code 2012 and the Minimum Competency Code 2017 which offers protection to the consumers.
Laya healthcare has over a half a million members, making us the second largest provider of health insurance in Ireland. The heart of what we do is incorporated into our name; looking after you always. Since our founding in 1997 this ideology has been at the forefront of our business practice.
Laya healthcare’s goals are met by a team of 650, all based in Ireland. We are committed to ensuring there is zero degree of forced labour, including human trafficking and modern slavery, within our team and within any aspect of our business. Compensation paid to our team members complies with all applicable laws, including those relating to minimum wages, overtime hours and legally mandated benefits. Our team members have the ability to earn fair and equal wages, as determined by law. No form of modern slavery exists in our organisation.
Laya healthcare expects our suppliers, corporate partners and other third party vendors to uphold the same high standards to which we strive and to carry out legitimate and fair employment practices. Laya healthcare has procedures in place to reduce the risk of modern slavery in our supply chain including zero-tolerance for employee-discrimination, harassment and intimidation.