Modern Slavery Policy
This statement has been formed to comply with the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and sets out the steps that Auto Extraction has taken and is continuing to take to ensure that modern slavery or human trafficking is not taking place within our business.
Modern slavery encompasses slavery, servitude, human trafficking and forced labour. Auto Extract Systems Ltd 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.
We operate internal procedures / policies to ensure that we are conducting business in an ethical and transparent manner. These include:
- Anti-slavery policy. This policy sets out the organisation’s stance on modern slavery and explains how employees can identify any instances of this and where they can go for help.
- We operate a robust recruitment policy, including conducting eligibility to work in the UK checks for all employees to safeguard against human trafficking or individuals being forced to work against their will.
- Whistle-blowing. We operate a whistle-blowing policy so that all employees know that they can raise concerns about how colleagues are being treated, or practices within our business or supply chain, without fear of reprisals.
Auto Extract Systems Ltd only use pre-approved suppliers and maintains a preferred supplier list. We conduct due diligence on all suppliers before allowing them to become a preferred supplier. This due diligence includes an online search to ensure that particular organisation has never been convicted of offenses relating to modern slavery, our anti-slavery statement forms part of our contract with all suppliers and they are required to confirm that no part of their business operations contradicts this statement.
In addition to the above, as part of our contract with suppliers, we require that they confirm to us that:
- They have taken steps to eradicate modern slavery within their business
- They hold their own suppliers to account over modern slavery
- (For UK based suppliers) They pay their employees at least the national minimum wage /national living wage (as appropriate)
- (For international suppliers) They pay their employees any prevailing minimum wage applicable within their country of operations
- We may terminate the contract at any time should any instances of modern slavery come to light.
- Our performance indicators
We will know the effectiveness of the steps that we are taking to ensure that slavery and/or human trafficking is not taking place within our business or supply chain if:
- No reports are received from individuals, employees, principal contractors, the public, or law enforcement agencies to indicate that modern slavery practices have been identified.
Approval For This Statement
The Managing Director will assume the responsibility for ensuring the Policy is kept under review.
Last reviewed: July 2020. Next review date: July 2022.