Modern slavery is a crime and a violation of fundamental human rights which takes various forms, such as slavery, servitude, forced and compulsory labour and human trafficking, all of which have in common the deprivation of a person’s liberty by another in order to exploit them for personal or commercial gain.
In accordance with the terms of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 we will do our utmost to ensure transparency within the Company and with our suppliers of goods and services.
We have a zero-tolerance approach to modern slavery. We are committed to implementing and enforcing effective systems and processes to ensure modern slavery is not taking place anywhere in our business or in our supply chain.
As part of the Company’s due diligence processes into slavery and human trafficking the supplier approval process incorporates a review of the controls undertaken by the supplier.
The Company will not support or deal with any business knowingly involved in slavery or human trafficking.
This policy applies to all persons working for us or on our behalf in any capacity, including employees at all levels, directors, officers, agency workers, interns, agents, contractors, external consultants, third-party representatives and business partners.
A full copy of this policy statement will be accessible to all employees electronically and will be published on the Company website.
Responsibility for implementing this policy statement and its objectives rests with the Directors of the Company who will review it and update it as necessary annually.
This policy takes into account, and supports, the policies, procedures and requirements documented in our Management System, compliant with the requirements of ISO 9001:2008 and ISO 14001:2004. The implementation and operation of this management system underlines our commitment to this policy.
Howard S. Pratt
8th February 2017