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 an individual’s liberty by another in order to exploit them for personal or commercial gain.
Macair fmi Ltd has a zero-tolerance approach to modern slavery and are committed to acting ethically and with integrity and to implementing effective systems and controls to ensure modern slavery does not occur anywhere within our direct business or related activities. We expect the same high standards to be adopted by all our contractors, suppliers and clients, and the company will not enter into business with any organisation that is found to be complicit or directly involved in slavery, forced or compulsory labour.
This policy is written in accordance with the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and applies to all employees of the company, all contractors engaged by the company and all members of the company supply chain.
The board of Directors has overall responsibility for ensuring this policy complies with legal and ethical obligations. Management are responsible for ensuring those reporting to them understand and comply with this policy and are given adequate training on it and the issue of modern slavery in the supply chain.
All individuals working for the business, either employees or contractors, must not engage in, facilitate, or fail to report activities that may be in breach of this policy. Suppliers must not facilitate or provide services that are in breach of this policy. The Business Support department will ensure that procedures are in place to monitor and manage internal and supply chain policy compliance. These procedures are
• Supply chain vetting – formal declaration required of compliance to this Modern Slavery policy.
• Random annual audits – selected supplier policies checked to ensure maintained compliance.
• Pre-employment checks – ensure prospective employees hold the necessary right to work documents.
Breaches by suppliers or contractors will result in the cessation of future business transactions. Policy breaches by employees will result in disciplinary action and likely dismissal from the company.
This policy will be reviewed annually and/or in line with any legislative developments. The company will continually review its approach to Modern Slavery and develop its internal processes where required.