Anti Slavery Code of Conduct
1. ANTI-SLAVERY POLICY STATEMENT
1.1 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 are committed to acting ethically and with integrity in our business dealings and relationships and to implementing and enforcing systems and controls to ensure modern slavery is not taking place in our own business or in our supply chains.
1.2 We are also committed to ensuring there is transparency in our own business and in our approach to tackling modern slavery throughout our supply chains, consistent with disclosure obligations we may have under applicable law. We expect the same standards from our contractors, suppliers and other business partners, and as part of our contracting processes, we include specific prohibitions against the use of forced, compulsory or trafficked labour, or anyone held in slavery or servitude, whether adults or children.
2. WHO MUST COMPLY WITH THIS POLICY?
2.1 This policy applies to all persons working for us or on our behalf in any capacity, including employees at all levels, directors, officers, agency workers, seconded workers, volunteers, interns, agents, contractors, external consultants, third-party representatives and business partners.
3. WHO IS RESPONSIBLE FOR THIS POLICY?
3.1 Support Partners’s legal team has overall responsibility for ensuring this policy complies with our legal and ethical obligations, and that all those under our control comply with it. A member of the Support Partners Legal has been nominated as the Compliance Manager, and can be reached at compliance@Support-Partners.com.
3.2 The Compliance Manager has primary responsibility for implementing this policy, monitoring its use and effectiveness, dealing with any queries about it, and reviewing internal control systems and procedures to ensure they are effective in countering modern slavery.
3.3 Management at all levels are responsible for ensuring those reporting to them understand and comply with this policy.