This policy is pursuant to Section 54 of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and sets out the steps that Vivisol has taken and is continuing to take to ensure that modern slavery or human trafficking is not taking place within our business or supply chain.
Modern slavery encompasses slavery, servitude, human trafficking and forced labour. Vivisol is committed to driving out acts of modern-day slavery and human trafficking within its business and from within its supply chains, including sub-contractors and partners.
Vivisol has a zero tolerance approach to any form of modern slavery. We are committed to acting ethically and with integrity and transparency in all business dealings and to putting effective systems and controls in place to safeguard against any form of modern slavery taking place within the business or our supply chain.
The company will not support or deal with any business knowingly involved in slavery or human trafficking.
Vivisol takes a risk-management approach to ethical procurement. This means that we focus on identifying and addressing key vulnerabilities to eliminate slavery in our supply chain. We value and enforce the respect for human rights, including children’s rights across our supply chain and this is built into contracts and represented in dialogue, self-assessment, audits, training and capacity building opportunities for suppliers, subcontractors and other business partners.
Our due diligence process includes a review of all suppliers to assess whether it is a relevant organisation as defined by the Act and if deemed so, we will request a copy of their Modern Slavery statement or equivalent to ensure it aligns with our own and the legislative requirements.
In addition to the above, as part of our contract with suppliers, we require that they confirm to us that:
We operate under a number of internal policies to ensure that we are conducting business in an ethical and transparent manner. These include:
We have a dedicated compliance manager, the Human Resources Director, who has primary and day-to-day responsibility of auditing internal control systems and procedures to ensure they are effective in countering modern slavery.
Vivisol Directors and senior management shall take responsibility for implementing this policy and its objectives, and shall provide adequate resources, including training of all staff through their induction process, plus investment to ensure that slavery and human trafficking is not taking place within either the organisation or its supply chains.
A full copy of this policy and a copy of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 are accessible to all employees electronically through the company Intranet, and may be obtained from the HR Department on request.
Formal procedures concerning slavery and human trafficking have been established including disciplinary procedures when any breach occurs. Additional procedures ensure that this policy is understood and communicated to all levels of the company and is regularly reviewed by the Managing Director to ensure its continuing suitability and relevance to company activities.
Signed on behalf of Vivisol on 24 February 2023
Name: Stephen Cottee
Position: Managing Director
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