-Modern slavery and human trafficking is a violation of fundamental human rights and is contrary to the Modern Slavery Act 2015 (the “Act”).
-Modern slavery means slavery, servitude and forced or compulsory labour.
-Human trafficking means if a person arranges or facilitates the travel of another person with a view to the person being exploited including aiding, abetting, counselling or procuring the offence.
-Although the provisions of the Act relate only to organisations with turnover over £36 million, Achilles UVDB are requiring that all suppliers with category B1, B2, C and D audits complete the relevant questions with the “Employment Practice and Human Rights” section of the audit.
-The Company falls into one of the above UVDB categories and has therefore prepared and published this policy.
-The Company has a zero tolerance policy and will not tolerate any slavery and human trafficking in any part of our business or supply chain.
-This policy applies to all personnel, including management, employees, trainees, temporary staff, subcontractors and suppliers.
-This will be achieved by ensuring that:
-All recruitment is carried out in a fair and transparent manner, complying with relevant legislation and standards.
-Subcontractors and suppliers comply and act in accordance with this policy.
-Subcontractors and suppliers shall also be expected to comply with the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006.
-Personnel responsible for recruitment shall ensure they understand the risks and issues surrounding modern slavery and human trafficking, how to identify it and appropriate measures to prevent it.
-The Company will monitor, report and investigate any allegation or suggestion of slavery and/or human trafficking.
-A breach of this policy will be considered a serious offence and may include the immediate dismissal of an employee or the removal of an approved supplier/ subcontractor.
-The Company will notify the relevant authorities if an individual, subcontractor or supplier contravenes any part of the Act.
-Any doubt or dispute concerning this policy shall be referred to the general manager.
This policy has been introduced on the date stated below and is due for revision within one year of that date.
Signed and dated 4 August 2017 by
P Lowe, General Manager