MODERN SLAVERY POLICY

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

We have a zero-tolerance approach to modern slavery and will not engage in business of any description with any business who does so. We are also committed to ensuring there is transparency in our own business and in our approach to tackling modern slavery throughout our supply chains, consistent with our disclosure obligations under the Modern Slavery Act 2015.

If we discover that any business or individual associated in any way with our business is engaged in, or otherwise supporting, and/or condoning or failing to prevent such activities, when such activities are within their control and/or influence, we will cease all connection with them. We will also consider whether we are under any reporting or other legal duty in respect of this disassociation and our reasons for it.

We expect all of our suppliers to share a similarly uncompromising commitment to the same levels of compliance as we have set out in this policy. Accordingly, this policy applies to all persons working for us or on our behalf in any capacity, including employees at all levels, directors, officers, Talent Pool members or Consultant Companies, seconded workers, volunteers, interns, agents, third-party representatives and business partners.

Furthermore, as a condition of our trading relationship, any supplier (or partner) to our business will be asked to confirm to our designated anti-slavery officer that they comply with all relevant legal obligations and industry best practices applicable to their business, including those relating to modern slavery.

If you have any queries about this policy or any concerns about activities that are identified within it, and which may affect our business, please raise them without delay with a Director of ICSR.

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