Slavery and Human Trafficking remains a hidden blight on our global society. We all have a responsibility to be alert to the risks, however small, in our business and in the wider supply chain.
We are committed to acting ethically and with integrity in all our business relationships and taking reasonable steps to ensure slavery and human trafficking are not taking place in any business or organisation that has any sort of a business relationship with our Company.
Due diligence processes for slavery and human trafficking:
Our values – focus, transparency, respect and integrity – underpin everything we do at Adhartas. Our Code of Conduct outlines how all employees and complementary workers should put our values into practice in their daily working lives and embeds respect for human rights and labour rights across the business.
The Code is underpinned by several policies and standard operating procedures that help to mitigate against the risk of modern slavery. The Company has zero tolerance to slavery and human trafficking. We expect all those in our supply chain and contractors to comply with our values.
We expect any of our supply chain providers to have suitable anti-slavery and human trafficking policies and processes in place.
The management team are responsible for compliance within their respective departments and in their supplier relationships and have been trained accordingly. All employees receive an induction into the business where our policies, procedures and expectations are outlined.
Our effectiveness in combating slavery and human trafficking:
The Company uses the following key performance indicators to measure how effective we have been to ensure that slavery and human trafficking is not taking place in any part of our business or supply chains:
- Use of labour monitoring, right to work documentation and payroll audits
- We maintain a level of communication and personal contact with the next link in the
supply chain to ensure their understanding of, and compliance with, our expectations.
- We regularly review supply chain policies, codes of conduct and our working
practices to show commitment.
This statement is made in accordance with section 54(1) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and constitutes the Company’s slavery and human trafficking statement.
Reporting suspicions of slavery
As part of our initiative to identify and mitigate risk the Company has in place systems to encourage the reporting of concerns and the protection of whistle-blowers. The Complaints of Discrimination section of the Equal Opportunities and Diversity policy is designed to encourage internal reporting and takes proactive steps to ensure people who raise concerns in good faith are safeguarded and supported in the workplace.
Employees can also report any suspicions of slavery externally to the Modern Slavery Helpline. Details are set out below: https://modernslavery.co.uk/contact.html
Address: 28 Chiswick Staithe, Hartington Road, London W4 3TP, United Kingdom