Our employment and supply chain policy is in accordance with the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and we strive to prevent modern slavery and human trafficking in our business and supply chain.
We recognise our responsibility to prevent modern slavery and human trafficking both within our business and our supply chain, and also recognise that slavery and human trafficking are abuses of a person’s freedoms and rights. We believe that there is no place for forced labour and exploitation in any of our operations and strive to achieve this. It our policy to strictly prohibit the use of modern slavery and human trafficking within our operations and this policy applies to all persons working for us, or on our behalf in any capacity, including employees at all levels, B2B services and suppliers.
We have and will continue to be committed to implementing systems and controls aimed at ensuring that modern slavery is not taking place anywhere within our organization, or in any of our supply chains, and expect our suppliers to be vigilant throughout their own supply chain, ensuring the same commitment and high standards regarding modern slavery and human trafficking.
We expect everyone working for us, with us, or on our behalf to support and uphold the following measures to safeguard against modern slavery:
To have a zero-tolerance approach to modern slavery, servitude, forced and compulsory labour, bonded and child labour and human trafficking.
To prevent, detect and report anything that may be considered as modern slavery in any part of our organisation or supply chain.
Code of Conduct
We understand that modern slavery and human trafficking usually stems from organised crime and despite victims being exploited and treated as commodities, the victims often hide the fact that they are suffering, as they may feel in a hopeless position.
Knowing this, we take a proactive role and follow advice and guidelines given by Hope For Justice, training our staff in spotting any potential signs that may stem from a person being enslaved or trafficked.
Reporting a concern
If any of our staff feel that an employee or someone on our supply chain may be a victim of modern slavery or human trafficking, they are actively encouraged to bring it to the attention of their supervisor/manager. This in turn leads to a confidential closed group discussion about the potential victim and the warning signs that have been spotted.
In all cases we then speak confidentially with the potential victim and further action is taken if we deem necessary.