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Slavery and Human Trafficking Statement


Organisational Structure

  1. The Company is controlled by a Board of Directors. The companies Head Office is located in Bodmin, Cornwall.
  2. The Company is predominately involved in supply of diamond cutting and drilling tools in both telephone, email and face to face sales formats.

Definitions

The company considers that modern slavery encompasses:

  1. Human trafficking;
  2. Forced work, through mental or physical threat;
  3. Being owned or controlled by an employer through mental or physical abuse or the threat of abuse;
  4. Being dehumanised, treated as a commodity or being bought or sold as property;
  5. Being physically constrained or to have restriction placed on freedom of movement.

Commitment

  1. The company acknowledges its responsibilities under the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and is committed to preventing slavery and human trafficking within its own businesses and in its supply chains. The company understands that this requires an ongoing review of both its internal practices in relation to its labour force and its supply chains.
  2. The company has a zero-tolerance policy towards modern slavery. It will refrain from entering into business, and/or will discontinue any current business with any other organisation which knowingly supports or is found to involve itself in slavery, servitude and forced or compulsory labour.
  3. No products provided to the company in the pursuance of the provision of its own supply chain is obtained by means of slavery or human trafficking. The company strictly adheres to the minimum standards required in relation to its responsibilities under relevant employment legislation in the United Kingdom, and in many cases exceeds those minimums in relation to its employees.
  4. The company will adhere to all local and national laws regarding modern slavery.
  5. The company adheres to the freedom of workers to terminate employment.
  6. The company will champion the rights of victims of modern slavery to seek justice and compensation.
  7. The company prohibits the use of harassment, intimidation or threats in any of its business practices.
  8. The company will not enter into any form of trade with individuals or organisations that condone the use of child labour.
  9. Freedom of movement and freedom of association is essential in combating modern slavery and will be championed by the company.
  10. The company prohibits the use of worker paid recruitment fees.
  11. The company prohibits enforced or compulsory overtime within its own organisation or with any organisation it deals with.
  12. The company prohibits the confiscation of worker original identification documents.

Potential Exposure

  1. The company considers its exposure to modern slavery to be limited. Nonetheless, it has taken steps to ensure that such practices do not take place in its business nor the business of any organisation that supplies goods and/or services to it.
  2. The company considers its main exposure to the risk of slavery and human trafficking to exist in its product supply chains.

Steps

  1. The company carries out due diligence processes in relation to ensuring slavery and/or human trafficking does not take place in its supply chains.
  2. The company has not, to its knowledge, conducted any business with another organisation which has been found to have involved itself with slavery and/or human trafficking.
  3. In accordance with section 54(4) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015, the company has contacted (or attempted to contact) all first tier suppliers to set out our zero-tolerance stance on modern slavery and to ensure that slavery and/or human trafficking is not taking place.
  4. The company has taken action to monitor reports of modern slavery and will cross reference such reports with our first-tier supply chain. The company will seek to discontinue business with any first-tier supplier found by the enforcement authorities to be involved in modern slavery.
  5. The company encourages the use of a whistleblowing policy to report any concerns regarding modern slavery and will investigate any complaints thoroughly.

Assessment of Effectiveness in Combatting Modern Slavery

To ensure effectiveness in combatting modern slavery, the company maintains an accurate supplier list including contact details. It will ensure action is taken in response to reports of modern slavery in its supply chains and any complaints made via a whistleblowing policy will be responded to in accordance with the policy.

Company Compliance Manager

The company has a Company Compliance Officer, to whom all concerns regarding modern slavery should be addressed. The company Compliance Manager will undertake an annual review of the company’s obligations towards eradicating modern slavery within its organisation and supply chains.

Company Compliance Officer: Mr Tony West Tel: 01208 269898


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