MODERN SLAVERY and HUMAN TRAFFICKING – OUR STATEMENT
Symmons Madge Associates is committed to meeting the aims of the Modern Slavery Act 2015.
Whilst it is not compulsory for our business to publish a formal policy, we wish to state that we strongly oppose slavery and human trafficking in our supply chains and any part of our business.
To be trusted to do the right thing is one of our core values. We would never knowingly engage with suppliers or contractors involved in slavery or human trafficking.
Under the Modern Slavery Act, which came into force in October 2015, Symmons Madge Associates Limited are endeavouring to take steps to ensure that its supply chain contractors and suppliers are not engaged in slavery and/or human trafficking within or outside of the UK.
The following types of practices are examples of slavery and/or human trafficking and are prohibited:
- Exploitative practices
- Absence of remuneration
- Abuse of local employment laws
- Forced or compulsory labour
- Exploitation of migrant labour
- Detention of labourers
- Child labour
To date we have not found any evidence of slavery or human trafficking in our current supply chain.
In future, as part of our procurement process, any potential contractor or supplier will be required to confirm that they comply with the Modern Slavery Act.