ITRS ANTI-SLAVERY AND HUMAN TRAFFICKING POLICY
This policy outlines our zero-tolerance approach to modern slavery and that we are committed to acting ethically and with integrity in all our business dealings and relationships and ensuring modern slavery is not taking place anywhere in our own business.
- Modern slavery is a crime and a violation of fundamental human rights. It takes various forms, such as slavery, servitude, forced and compulsory labour and human trafficking, 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. We have a zero-tolerance approach to modern slavery and we are committed to acting ethically and with integrity in all our business dealings and relationships and to implementing and enforcing effective systems and controls to ensure modern slavery is not taking place anywhere in our own business.
- This policy applies to all persons working for us or on our behalf, including employees at all levels, directors, officers, agency workers, seconded workers, volunteers and interns.
- This policy does not form part of any employee's contract of employment and we may amend it at any time.
RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE POLICY
- The human resources manager has primary and day-to-day responsibility for implementing this policy, monitoring its use and effectiveness and dealing with any queries about it.
- Management at all levels are responsible for ensuring those reporting to them understand and comply with this policy.
- You 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 the human resources manager.
COMPLIANCE WITH THE POLICY
- You must ensure that you read, understand and comply with this policy.
- The prevention, detection and reporting of modern slavery in any part of our business or supply chains is the responsibility of all those working for us or under our control. You are required to avoid any activity that might lead to, or suggest, a breach of this policy.
- You must notify your manager as soon as possible if you believe or suspect that a conflict with this policy has occurred, or may occur in the future.
- You are encouraged to raise concerns about any issue or suspicion of modern slavery in any parts of our business or supply chains of any supplier tier at the earliest possible stage.
- If you believe or suspect a breach of this policy has occurred or that it may occur you must notify your manager as soon as possible.
- If you are unsure about whether a particular act, the treatment of workers more generally, or their working conditions within any tier of our supply chains constitutes any of the various forms of modern slavery, raise it with your manager.
- We aim to encourage openness and will support anyone who raises genuine concerns in good faith under this policy, even if they turn out to be mistaken. We are committed to ensuring no one suffers any detrimental treatment as a result of reporting in good faith their suspicion that modern slavery of whatever form is or may be taking place in any part of our own business or in any of our supply chains. Detrimental treatment includes dismissal, disciplinary action, threats or other unfavourable treatment connected with raising a concern. If you believe that you have suffered any such treatment, you should inform the human resources manager immediately. If the matter is not remedied, and you are an employee, you should raise it formally using our Grievance Procedure, which can be found in the relevant ITRS Employee Handbook.
BREACHES OF THIS POLICY
- Any employee who breaches this policy will face disciplinary action, which could result in dismissal for misconduct or gross misconduct.
- We may terminate our relationship with other individuals and organisations working on our behalf if they breach this policy.