Modern Slavery Policy
Modern slavery is a crime and a violation of fundamental human rights. Modern Slavery can take many forms, including the trafficking of people, forced labour, servitude and slavery. 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.
The Group takes a zero-tolerance approach to modern slavery and we are committed to acting professionally, fairly and with integrity in all our business dealings and supply chain relationships, wherever we operate – implementing and enforcing effective standards and processes to uphold ethical standards and to combat modern slavery, human trafficking and drug smuggling.
The Statement covers the business activities of the Group, which are as follows:
The transport of goods via road; rail, sea and air; warehousing and logistics
We have a long-standing policy that we do not use or accept forced, bonded or involuntary prison labour or child labour. We only work with people who choose to work freely. We respect the right to equal opportunity and freedom of association.
The Group forbids any involvement in the form of drug trafficking. This can be understood as the exploitation of a person to commit a crime, such as drug trafficking and other similar activities that are subject to penalties and imply financial gain for the trafficker.
The Group maintains a number of key processes and activities to ensure compliance to the Modern Slavery Act:
The Group is committed to ensuring that there is no contravening of modern slavery or human trafficking within the business and/or the services delivered. As part of our commitment to combating modern slavery, we have the following policies within our organisation:
Employee Company Handbook: The company handbook outlines the practices and procedures. The Group expects employees to follow.
Employee Code of Conduct: The Group expects the highest ethical standards from employees and other personnel in carrying out its business. The document provides employees with guidance on the standards expected when conducting business on behalf of the group.
Anti-Bribery Policy: This policy outlines the Group’s commitment and expectation to prevent all risks related to bribery and corruption.
Communication and Training
Where appropriate, we will educate our staff to recognise the risks of modern slavery and human trafficking in our business and supply chain. Through inductions and training workshops and ad hoc monitoring of suppliers, employees are encouraged to identify and report any potential breaches of this anti-slavery and human trafficking policy (or any other Group policy).
To avoid the risk of slavery and human trafficking occurring within our supply chain we make sure that our employees, suppliers and partners are aware of our key policies and encourage them to adhere to the same high standards. These policies have been developed and adopted by the Group in order to ensure that we conduct our services in an honest and ethical manner, at all times. Our suppliers are vetted and their ethical practises are reviewed to ensure they meet the Group’s high standards of ethical business practise.