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Slavery and Human Trafficking Policy

POLICY STATEMENT

Slavery is illegal and a violation of human rights. There are many forms of Modern Slavery including; forced labour, child labour, exploitation, being controlled by an employer, debt bondage, being physically constrained, being sold or treated as a commodity and having restrictions on freedom of movement. These acts involve a person losing their freedom by being exploited by another for personal or commercial gain.

Modulift UK Ltd has a zero-tolerance approach to Modern Slavery. We are committed to acting ethically and with integrity in all our business dealings and relationships. We will implement and enforce effective systems and controls to ensure Modern Slavery is not taking place in our own business and supply chains.

Modulift UK Ltd expects our contractors, suppliers and other business partners to comply with the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and to uphold high standards in all business practices. We will not knowingly deal with any business involved in the use of staff sourced from forced, compulsory or trafficked labour, or anyone held in slavery or servitude.

This policy applies to all persons working for, or on behalf of Modulift UK Ltd, in any capacity. This includes but does not limit the policy applicability to; employees, agency workers, temporary staff, agents, contractors, external consultants, third-party representatives and business partners.

This policy does not form part of any employee's contract of employment and we reserve the right to amend it at any time.

RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE POLICY

Modulift UK Ltd top management team has overall responsibility for ensuring this policy complies with Modulift’s legal and ethical obligations, and that all those under our control comply with it.

Modulift UK Ltd Managing Director has primary responsibility for the implementation of this policy. This includes responsibility for ensuring the monitoring of its use and effectiveness, auditing of internal control systems and procedures. The Managing Director is also responsible for ensuring that the policy is up-dated to reflect any changes in legislation.

Management at all levels of Modulift UK Ltd are responsible for ensuring those reporting to them understand and comply with this policy, and, are sufficiently aware about Modern Slavery.

Modulift UK Ltd employees are invited to comment on this policy and suggest ways in which it might be improved. Comments, suggestions and queries are encouraged and should be addressed to your line manager.

COMPLIANCE WITH THE POLICY

All Modulift UK employees must ensure that they have read, understood and comply with this policy.

All Modulift UK employees are responsible for the prevention, detection and reporting of Modern Slavery in any part of our business or supply chains. Employees are required to avoid any activity that might lead to a breach of this policy, and the Modern Slavery Act 2015.

You must notify your line manager as soon as possible if you believe or suspect that, a conflict with, or breach of, this policy has occurred, or may occur, in the future.

Employees are encouraged to raise concerns about suspicions of Modern Slavery in any parts of our business or supply chains at the earliest possible stage.

If you are unsure whether a particular act, the treatment of workers more generally, or their working conditions within any tier of our supply chains constitutes any, or all of, the various forms of Modern Slavery you must notify your line manager.

COMMUNICATION AND AWARENESS OF THIS POLICY

We are committed to ensuring our business is transparent, as such we will comply with the disclosure obligations under the Modern Slavery Act 2015.

The Company will undertake responsibility for implementing this policy and its objectives.

This policy is fully communicated internally and all personnel understand and are conversant with and actively support its intentions.

If anyone has any concerns relating to this policy, at any time, they are immediately encouraged to raise them directly with the designated management representative [QuEnSh Manager], who reports to the Board of Directors.

This policy statement will be reviewed for continuing suitability at regular management reviews.

 

Sarah Spivey

Managing Director 

8th January 2019


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