What is Modern Slavery?
Modern slavery encompasses slavery, forced and compulsory labour, and human trafficking whereby individuals are deprived of their freedom and are exploited for commercial or personal gain as defined in the Modern Slavery Act 2015.
Jack Masters Ltd is committed to combatting slavery and human trafficking and to acting with integrity in all its dealings, relationships, and supply chains. It expects the same high standards from all its staff, suppliers, contractors, and those with whom it does business. This policy applies to all employees, workers, consultants, and other persons doing business with Jack Masters Ltd.
Policies and Due Diligence Processes
Jack Masters Ltd policies are aligned to and ensure adherence to local law, international labour standards and the Ethical Trading Initiative (ETI) Base Code, which covers the following key principles:
· employment is freely chosen
· freedom of association and the right to collective bargaining are respected
· working conditions are safe and hygienic
· child labour shall not be used
· living wages are paid
· working hours are not excessive
· no discrimination is practised
· regular employment is provided
· no harsh or inhumane treatment is allowed
The business acknowledges that there is a risk a supply chain entity may involve the use of a hidden or unknown subcontractor reliant on forced labour. Although Jack Masters Ltd considers the risk of modern slavery to be low, it takes its responsibilities to combat modern slavery seriously as demonstrated by its promotion and adoption of the following policy measures:
The prevention, detection, and reporting of modern slavery in any part of its business or supply chains is the responsibility of all those working for the business or under its control.Appropriate due diligence processes must be carried out in relation to modern slavery which may include obligatory auditing of all key supply chain entities through accredited third-party audit institutions. All supply chain lines need to be continually risk assessed and managed in relation to modern slavery.
Any breaches of this policy will result in Jack Masters Ltd taking disciplinary action against individual(s) and/or terminating its relationship with any organisation or supplier.