At Life 4 Leads Ltd, we recognize modern slavery as a criminal act and a violation of essential human rights. We acknowledge its diverse manifestations, encompassing slavery, servitude, forced and compulsory labor, and human trafficking. These forms all share the commonality of depriving individuals of their freedom to exploit them for personal or commercial gain.
Our commitment at Life 4 Leads Ltd is unwavering in our stance against modern slavery. We pledge to conduct our business ethically and integrity, establishing robust systems and controls to prevent modern slavery within our organization and supply chains.
Transparency is a cornerstone of our approach, aligning with disclosure requirements outlined in the Modern Slavery Act 2015. We extend our high standards to contractors, suppliers, and business partners, explicitly prohibiting forced, compulsory, or trafficked labor in our contractual agreements. We anticipate our suppliers to uphold these standards with their suppliers.
This policy encompasses all individuals associated with Life 4 Leads Ltd, including employees, directors, officers, agency workers, volunteers, interns, agents, contractors, external consultants, third-party representatives, and business partners. It is important to note that this policy is not a contractual part of employment and may be subject to amendments at any time.
Responsibility for the policy
Life 4 Leads Ltd bears the overarching responsibility for ensuring the alignment of this policy with our legal and ethical commitments, compelling all individuals under our influence to adhere to it.
The day-to-day implementation of this policy, its continuous monitoring and evaluation, resolution of inquiries, and the examination of internal control systems to counteract modern slavery fall within the primary purview of Life 4 Leads Ltd.
Management at every tier holds the duty of guaranteeing that those under their supervision comprehend and conform to this policy. They are also tasked with providing adequate and regular training on both the policy and the broader issue of modern slavery in supply chains.
Your insights on this policy are welcomed, and we encourage comments, suggestions, and queries. Please direct them to the Managing Director at email@example.com for consideration and potential improvements.
Compliance with the policy
You must thoroughly read, comprehend, and adhere to the provisions outlined in this policy.
The responsibility for preventing, detecting, and reporting instances of modern slavery within any facet of our business or supply chains rests upon all individuals working for us or under our authority.
You are obligated to abstain from any actions that may imply or lead to violating this policy. If you suspect or believe that a breach of this policy has occurred or may occur in the future, promptly notify your line manager or a company Director.
Early reporting of concerns related to modern slavery within our business or the supply chains of any supplier tier is strongly encouraged. If you believe or suspect a breach has occurred, report it without delay to your line manager, company Director, or by our Whistleblowing Policy.
In instances where appropriate, prioritizing the welfare and safety of local workers, we will provide support and guidance to our suppliers to address coercive, abusive, and exploitative work practices within their business and supply chains.
If uncertain about whether a specific act or the treatment of workers in any tier of our supply chains constitutes modern slavery, discuss it with your line manager or company Director.
Our commitment to fostering openness means we support individuals who raise genuine concerns in good faith under this policy, even if such concerns prove unfounded. We are dedicated to ensuring no one faces detrimental treatment for reporting suspicions of modern slavery within our business or supply chains.
Detrimental treatment encompasses dismissal, disciplinary action, threats, or any unfavorable treatment linked to raising a concern. If you experience such treatment, promptly inform your line manager. If unresolved and you are an employee, formally raise the matter using our Grievance Procedure outlined in the current employee handbook.
Communication & awareness of this policy
Incorporated into the onboarding of every individual within our workforce is the training concerning this policy and the potential threat our business encounters from modern slavery within its supply chains. Ongoing updates will be disseminated through established communication channels between the business and you.
Our steadfast stance of zero tolerance towards modern slavery necessitates clear communication with all suppliers, contractors, and business partners at the commencement of our professional relationship with them. This commitment must be reiterated as deemed suitable throughout our association.
Breaches of this policy
Employees found violating this policy may be subject to disciplinary measures, potentially leading to dismissal for either misconduct or gross misconduct.
Should other individuals or organizations working on our behalf contravene this policy, we reserve the right to terminate our relationship with them.