Anti-Slavery and Human Trafficking Policy

All commercial organisations with an Annual Turnover of £36 million and above are subject to the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and must report annually on the steps that they have taken during the financial year to ensure that slavery and human trafficking are not taking place in their own business or in their supply chains.

Whilst Ash Safety is not subject to the reporting requirements of the Modern Slavery Act 2015, it supports the government’s objectives to eradicate modern slavery and human trafficking.

Modern slavery is a term used to encompass slavery, servitude, forced and compulsory labour, bonded and child labour and human trafficking. Human trafficking is where a person arranges or facilitates the travel of another person with a view to that person being exploited. Modern slavery is a crime and a violation of fundamental human rights.

Ash Safety strictly prohibits the use of modern slavery and human trafficking in our operations and supply chain. We are committed to implementing systems and controls aimed at ensuring that modern slavery is not taking place anywhere within our organisation or in any of our supply chains. We expect that our suppliers will hold their own suppliers to the same high standards.

We reserve the right to seek assurances from any organisation with which it trades that the organisation is not participating in any activity that would be in breach of the Modern Slavery Act 2015.

As part of our ongoing due diligence processes, we will consider whether circumstances warrant us carrying out audits of suppliers for their compliance with this Code of Conduct. If we find that other individuals or organisations working on our behalf have breached this policy, we will ensure that we take appropriate action.

This policy applies to all persons working for us or on our behalf in any capacity, including employees at all levels, directors, officers, contractors and suppliers.