Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking Statement

Modern slavery is a crime and a violation of fundamental human rights. It takes various forms such as; slavery, servitude, forced labour, compulsory labour and human trafficking, all of which have in common the deprivation of a person’s liberty by another person or business, in order to exploit them for personal or commercial gain.

Native Landscapes are committed to ensuring modern slavery is not present in our business and supply chains. We have introduced and will continue to develop, policy and procedures to manage the way we obtain goods and services in order to keep our supply chains free from modern slavery and human trafficking.

 

We are also committed to ensuring there is transparency in our own business and in our approach to tackling modern slavery and human trafficking throughout our supply chains, consistent with our disclosure obligations under the Modern Slavery Act 2015.  Staff and contractors should report any concerns and management are expected to act upon them.

 

We expect the same high standards from our suppliers and other business partners, and as part of our contracting processes, we include specific prohibitions against the use of; forced labour, compulsory labour, trafficked labour, slavery or servitude, whether adults or children. We expect our suppliers will hold their own suppliers to the same standards.

 

This policy applies to all persons working for, or on behalf of Native Landscapes and in any capacity, including; employees at all levels, directors, officers, agency workers, seconded workers, volunteers, agents, contractors, external consultants and business partners.

 

We have identified/assessed risks and although they are low, due to the nature of our business we have put into place processes that will identify and mitigate risks including:

 

  • Obtain relevant identification documents for all individual subcontractors
  • Use reputable and trusted CIS payment providers and temporary staff agencies
  • Maintain records of all payments made to subcontractors in our supply chain.
  • Implement policies to ensure that individuals in our supply chain are paid at least the current National Minimum wage and preferably the recommended Living wage.
  • We have in place processes to encourage the reporting of issues and concerns.

 

This policy does not form part of any employee’s contract of employment and we may amend it at any time.

 

Signed

 

Paul Sims on behalf of Native Landscapes

 

Dated: 24th March 2021.

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