We recognize that modern slavery is a grave violation of human rights and a criminal act. It can manifest in various forms, such as servitude, forced and compulsory labor, human trafficking, and slavery. These practices deprive individuals of their freedom and exploit them for personal or commercial gain. We are dedicated to conducting our business dealings and relationships with integrity and ethical values, ensuring that modern slavery does not occur in our business or supply chains.
We are committed to transparency in our business practices and our approach to addressing modern slavery throughout our supply chains. We expect our contractors, suppliers, and business partners to uphold the same high standards as we do. As part of our contracting processes, we include prohibitions against the use of forced, compulsory, or trafficked labor, or anyone held in slavery or servitude, whether adults or children.
This policy applies to all individuals working for or on behalf of our company, including employees at all levels, directors, officers, agency workers, seconded workers, volunteers, interns, agents, contractors, external consultants, third-party representatives, and business partners. Our legal team is responsible for ensuring that this policy complies with our legal and ethical obligations. They monitor the policy's effectiveness and deal with queries about it. Management at all levels is responsible for ensuring that those reporting to them understand and comply with this policy.
It is your responsibility to read, understand, and comply with this policy. If you believe or suspect that a breach of this policy has occurred, or may occur in the future, inform us immediately at firstname.lastname@example.org. We encourage openness and will support anyone who raises genuine concerns in good faith. We are committed to ensuring that no one suffers any detrimental treatment as a result of reporting in good faith their suspicion that modern slavery is taking place. We provide regular training to our employees on this policy and the risks our business faces from modern slavery.
Breaches of this policy may result in disciplinary action, including dismissal for misconduct or gross misconduct. We may terminate our relationship with other individuals and organizations working on our behalf if they breach this policy. We regularly review and update this policy to ensure that it reflects best practices and processes.