Modern Day Slavery and Human Trafficking Statement 2020-21
The Modern Slavery Act 2015 is an Act of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. It is designed to tackle slavery in the UK and consolidates previous offences relating to trafficking and slavery.
Modern slavery is a crime and violation of fundamental human rights, and is a term used to encompass slavery, servitude, forced and compulsory labour and human trafficking: It includes both adults and children being forced to work against their free will.
Whilst the Act focuses on catching criminals and helping victims, it contains preventative measures as well. The new disclosure duty is one such measure, encouraging businesses to take steps to stop modern slavery.
As part of the Company’s due diligence process into slavery and human trafficking it ensures that workers are not being exploited; and that this policy complies with the Company’s legal and ethical obligations by incorporating as part of their supplier approval process, steps to ensure that their supply chain and other business relationships such as outsourcing partners and joint-ventures are compliant.
This statement applies to all individuals working for the Company or on the Company’s behalf in any capacity, including employees, directors, agency, and contract workers, volunteers, consultants, and business partners.
Any employee who breaches this policy will face disciplinary action, which may result dismissal for gross misconduct.
The Company may terminate its commercial relationship with suppliers, contractors, and other business partners if they breach this policy and / or are found to have been involved in modern slavery. This statement will be reviewed annually and published on www.chirus.com