At cuttingthecarbon, we are committed to upholding the highest ethical standards and promoting human rights in all aspects of our business. We have a zero-tolerance approach towards modern human slavery and are dedicated to preventing its occurrence within our operations and supply chains.
- Definition of Modern Human Slavery
Modern human slavery encompasses various forms of exploitation, including forced labour, debt bondage, human trafficking, and other practices that violate fundamental human rights. It involves the coercion, control, and exploitation of individuals, often in vulnerable situations, for personal or commercial gain.
- Compliance with Laws and Regulations
We adhere to all applicable laws and regulations relating to modern slavery, including the Modern Slavery Act 2015 (UK) and any other relevant legislation in the jurisdictions in which we operate. We expect the same commitment from all parties we engage with, including suppliers, contractors, and business partners.
- Supplier and Contractor Due Diligence
We strive to work with suppliers and contractors who share our commitment to eradicating modern slavery. We undertake a thorough due diligence process to assess their compliance with anti-slavery and human rights standards. This includes evaluating their policies, practices, and transparency in relation to modern slavery.
- Employee Awareness and Training
We provide regular training and awareness programs to our employees to ensure they understand the risks associated with modern slavery and can identify and report any potential instances. We maintain open channels of communication to encourage the reporting of concerns or suspicions related to modern slavery.
- Reporting and Whistleblowing
We encourage all employees, suppliers, and stakeholders to report any concerns or suspicions regarding modern slavery. We have established procedures to handle such reports confidentially and sensitively. Reports can be made through [provide reporting channels or contact information].
- Investigations and Remediation
Upon receiving a report or becoming aware of potential modern slavery practices, we will promptly initiate an investigation. If any instances of modern slavery are confirmed, we will take immediate action to remediate the situation and hold responsible parties accountable, including terminating relationships with non-compliant suppliers or contractors.
- Continuous Improvement
We are committed to continuously reviewing and improving our practices to prevent modern slavery. This includes regularly evaluating our policies, procedures, and supply chain management systems to identify areas for enhancement and ensure compliance with evolving best practices and legal requirements.
Modern human slavery is an abhorrent crime, and we are unwavering in our commitment to combat it in all forms. By implementing this Modern Human Slavery Policy, we aim to raise awareness, prevent, detect, and respond to any potential risks of modern slavery within our operations and supply chains.
By working with our employees, suppliers, and stakeholders, we can significantly impact the global fight against modern slavery and contribute to a more just and equitable society.
cuttingthecarbon, will regularly review and update this policy to ensure its continued relevance and effectiveness in addressing modern human slavery.
For any questions, concerns, or reports on modern slavery, please contact us.
Last updated: 30/5/2023
Please note that this policy is provided for informational purposes only and does not constitute legal advice. It is recommended to consult with legal professionals to ensure compliance with applicable laws and regulations regarding modern slavery.