Our policy with regard to modern slavery and human trafficking is aligned to the principles of the Modern Slavery Act 2015. Modern slavery is the general term for certain aspects of the abuse of human rights. It includes the offences of slavery, servitude and forced or compulsory labour, as well as human trafficking and is a criminal offence.
- Slavery: Deprivation of freedom and behaviour on the part of the offender as if they own the victim.
- Servitude: Coercion to force an individual to provide services against their will.
- Forced or Compulsory Labour: Work or services obtained from an individual under threat of penalty or punishment.
- Human Trafficking: The facilitation of travel for an individual with a view to that person being exploited – individual may consent to travel, as subject to deceit or inappropriate influence.
This policy applies to all JMTechnical Group staff and supply chain and is reviewed on an annual basis, or when required to satisfy operational requirements.
JMTechnical Group has a zero-tolerance policy to modern slavery and human trafficking.
We are committed to ensuring that it does not exist in our supply chain or in any part of our business. If we become aware that any of our suppliers or business partners is accepting of modern slavery or human trafficking in their business or supply chain, we will notify the appropriate authorities and the contractual arrangement may be terminated.
Our policy is supported by:
- A robust investigative framework to investigate any Modern Slavery related incident
- A clear whistle-blowing and escalation process for concerns to be raised
- A supply chain risk assessment process
- Staff training
Governance - Responsibility for the effective application of our Modern Slavery policy rests with the Managing Director. The CQM will provide a quarterly report to Directors or when any incident occurs.
The Business – Individual business operations/projects shall adopt the JMTechnical Group Modern Slavery principles approach to ensure delivery of operational excellence. Any concerns whether an act or working conditions may constitute a breach of our policy should be escalated through the appropriate channels.
Line management – Line management will encourage anyone who raises genuine concerns, in good faith, in accordance with the firm’s whistleblowing policy, even if they are found to be unproved when investigated. We are committed to ensuring no one suffers any detrimental treatment as a result of reporting, in good faith, that modern slavery is taking place in any part of our business or in any of our supply chains/business partners.
Staff - All staff have a responsibility to contribute to the delivery of operational excellence and are expected to uphold JMTechnical Group Modern Slavery policy.
Any employee who breaches this policy could face disciplinary action, which could result in dismissal for misconduct or gross misconduct.
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