Ignitec Ltd Modern Slavery Policy
Ignitec Ltd is dedicated to maintaining and enforcing robust practices to prevent slavery and human trafficking in all its forms in our corporate activities and our global supply chain. This policy outlines our approach and our expectations for all employees, suppliers, manufacturers, and business partners.
2. Definition of Modern Slavery
Modern slavery is a term used to encompass slavery, servitude, forced or compulsory labour and human trafficking. This involves controlling a person through force, fraud, or coercion to exploit them for personal or commercial gain. More specifically:
- Slavery is where ownership is exercised over a person.
- Servitude involves the obligation to provide services imposed by the use of coercion.
- Forced or compulsory labour involves work or service extracted from any person under the menace of a penalty and for which the person has not offered themselves voluntarily.
- Human trafficking involves arranging or facilitating the travel of another person with a view to exploiting them.
- Child labour involves the use of children for work that deprives them of their childhood, their potential, their dignity, and that is harmful to their physical and mental development. It includes work that is mentally, physically, socially or morally dangerous and harmful to children, or work whose hours or conditions interfere with their ability to attend school.
Ignitec Ltd has zero tolerance for modern slavery and human trafficking. We are committed to implementing and enforcing effective systems and controls to ensure modern slavery and human trafficking are not taking place anywhere within our own business or in any of our supply chains.
All employees, suppliers, manufacturers, and business partners are required to uphold the principles outlined in this policy. We expect all entities in our supply chain to adhere to our values and to have in place their own policies and procedures to combat modern slavery and human trafficking.
Ignitec Ltd will not knowingly support or do business with any individual, organisation, or supplier involved in slavery or human trafficking. If we become aware of any such activities, we will report them to the relevant authorities and cease all dealings with those involved.
4. Roles and Responsibilities
The Managing Director of Ignitec Ltd is responsible for ensuring this policy is adhered to within the organisation. All employees, suppliers, manufacturers, and business partners are expected to uphold the principles of this policy and to report any suspected breaches.
If anyone suspects or knows of any instance of modern slavery or human trafficking related to Ignitec Ltd, they must report it immediately through our dedicated whistleblowing system, Trusty Report. Ignitec Ltd is committed to ensuring that those who report instances of modern slavery or human trafficking will not face any retaliation.
6. Disciplinary Actions
Employees found to be in violation of this policy may face disciplinary action, up to and including dismissal. For any third parties found to be engaging in modern slavery or human trafficking, Ignitec Ltd will immediately cease all business dealings, terminate any contracts, and notify the relevant authorities.
Ignitec Ltd will provide annual training and refresher sessions to all employees to help them recognise and prevent activities related to modern slavery and human trafficking. Employees will be encouraged to seek advice from the Managing Director when in doubt about any issues related to this policy.
8. Review and Updates
Ignitec Ltd will review and update this policy annually to reflect changes to law, reputational requirements, and changes in our business activities.