Anti-slavery and Human Trafficking Policy Statement
This policy applies to all persons working for Blue Thirst Ltd or on our behalf in any capacity, including but not limited to employees at all levels, directors, officers, agency workers, seconded workers, volunteers, agents, contractors and suppliers.
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.
Code of Conduct
Blue Thirst Ltd strictly will not condone, allow or sanction the use of modern slavery and human trafficking in our operations and in those of our supply chain. We are fully 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 anticipate that our suppliers will hold their own suppliers to the same high standards.
- We shall be a company that expects everyone working with us or on our behalf to support and uphold the following measures to safeguard against modern slavery.
- We have a zero-tolerance approach to modern slavery in our organisation and in our supply chains.
- The prevention, detection and reporting of modern slavery in any part of our organisation or supply chain is the responsibility of all those working for us or on our behalf. Workers should report any actual or suspected concerns of modern slavery. Workers must not engage in, facilitate or fail to report any activity that might lead to, or suggest, a breach of this policy.
- We are committed to engaging with our stakeholders and suppliers to address the risk of modern slavery in our operations and supply chain.
- We will take a risk-based approach to our contracting processes and keep them under review. We assess whether the circumstances warrant the inclusion of specific prohibitions against the use of modern slavery and trafficked labour in our contracts with third parties.
- Using our risked based approach, we will also assess the merits of writing to suppliers advising them to comply with our Code of Conduct.
- Consistent with our risk-based approach we may require employment and recruitment agencies and other third parties supplying workers to our organisation to confirm their compliance with our Code of Conduct. We may also require suppliers engaging workers through a third party to obtain that third parties’ agreement to adhere to the Code of Conduct.
- If we find that other individuals or organisations working on our behalf have breached this policy, we will aim to ensure that we take appropriate action. This may range from considering the possibility of breaches being remediated and whether that might represent the best outcome for those individuals impacted by the breach, to terminating such relationships.