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 to exploit them for personal or commercial gain. We have a zero-tolerance approach to modern slavery. 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 business or in any of our supply chains.
To provide our goods and services, we work with third-party suppliers who may, in turn, enter into sub-contracts with their suppliers. We may also, from time to time, outsource some of our back-office functions to suppliers. We are committed to ensuring that there is no modern slavery or human trafficking in our supply chains or in any part of our business. Our Anti-Slavery Policy reflects our commitment to acting ethically and with integrity in all our business relationships and to implementing and enforcing effective systems and controls to ensure slavery and human trafficking is not taking place anywhere in our supply chains.
As part of our initiative to identify and mitigate risk, where possible, we build long-standing relationships with suppliers and make clear our expectations of business behaviour. In order to monitor potential risk areas in our supply chains on an ongoing basis, we carry out appropriate due diligence which includes on-site and off-site factory audits. We have zero-tolerance to slavery and human trafficking. We expect all those in our supply chain to comply with our values and ethics.
Our Managing Director is responsible for overseeing the implementation of our Anti-Slavery Policy. To ensure a high level of understanding of the risks of modern slavery and human trafficking in our supply chains and our business, we provide awareness training to those staff involved in procurement and/or with responsibility for our supply chain management.
To date, we have not discovered any violations of our Anti-Slavery Policy. If we discover a violation of our Anti-Slavery Policy we will respond in a manner proportionate to the nature and extent of the violation. Serious violations will require immediate and decisive action and may result in the termination of the business relationship. For less serious violations, we will allow the supplier reasonable time to develop and implement a plan for remediation. We will treat termination as a last resort as it is unlikely to resolve the underlying issue and it may be detrimental to those people who rely on the work to survive.
This statement is made pursuant to section 54(1) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and constitutes our slavery and human trafficking statement for the financial year ending 31st March 2019.
Date: 04th December 2020