Anti-Slavery And Human Trafficking Statement
Slavery is identified as a crime and violation of fundamental human rights which is unacceptable and constitutes cruelty. It is also identified in various other forms as forced labor, servitude and trafficking of human. All these contribute to the deprivation of an individual’s liberty with the aim of exploitation.
Centerbase International Communications Limited has a zero-tolerance approach to slavery and human trafficking and we do not condone any act associated by any means to it in all our business dealings and relationships. We put measures in place to spot, control and curb actions that appear to exhibit modern slavery in any form. These measures are enforced in not just our business places but also with our customers and all of our supply chains.
In agreement with the Modern Slavery Act 2015, we are very much committed to allowing transparency in our operations in a bid to identify these acts and take appropriate measures accordingly.
These measures and standards have been communicated duly with our business partners, supply chains and all involved in the course of business transaction and we believe that this standard is maintained and enforced by them as they relate with their supply chains and customers as well.
This policy is applicable to all individuals across all levels working for, with, and on behalf of Centerbase International Communications Limited. All our employees, business partners and associates, contractors and business affiliates are all under the scope and implementation of this policy as laid down by us.
The policy, however does not form part of any employee’s contract of employment and we may amend it any time.
Our Responsibility towards this policy
Centerbase has overall responsibility for ensuring that this policy aligns with our ethical and legal obligations and that it is adequately enforced and implemented to everyone under our control.
Centerbase has deliberate responsibility to the daily implementation of this policy for the purpose of monitoring and ensuring its effective use. Management at all levels are responsible for ensuring that those reporting directly to them fully understand and comply with this policy. Adequate training must also be provided by management at all levels regularly to promote strict compliance to this policy.
We understand that it is the responsibility of everyone working with and for us to ensure that there is prevention, detection and instant reporting of any act that might appear as modern slavery in any part of our business dealings. We therefore encourage everyone working for us or under our control to avoid any activity that might lead to, or suggest a breach of this policy. You must immediately notify your direct manager or company director of any concerns or suspicion of modern slavery in any part of our business dealings at the earliest possible stage.
If you believe or suspect a breach of this policy has occurred or that it may occur, you must notify your line manager or company Director OR report it in accordance with our Whistleblowing Policy as soon as possible.
You should note that where appropriate, and with the welfare and safety of local workers as a priority, we will give support and guidance to our suppliers to help them address coercive, abusive and exploitative work practices in their own business and supply chains.
If you are unsure about whether a particular act, the treatment of workers more generally, or their working conditions within any tier of our supply chains constitutes any of the various forms of modern slavery, raise it with your line manager or company Director.
We aim to encourage openness and will support anyone who raises genuine concerns in good faith under this policy, even if they turn out to be mistaken. We are committed to ensuring no one suffers any detrimental treatment as a result of reporting in good faith their suspicion that modern slavery of whatever form is or may be taking place in any part of our own business or in any of our supply chains.
Detrimental treatment includes dismissal, disciplinary action, threats or other unfavourable treatment connected with raising a concern.
If you believe that you have suffered any such treatment, you should inform your line manager immediately. If the matter is not remedied, and you are an employee, you should raise it formally using our Grievance Procedure. Communication of this policy Training on this policy, and on the risk our business faces from modern slavery in its supply chains, forms part of the induction process for all individuals who work for us, and updates will be provided using established methods of communication between the business and you.
Our zero-tolerance approach to modern slavery must be communicated to all suppliers, contractors and business partners at the outset of our business relationship with them and reinforced as appropriate thereafter.
Breach Of This Policy
Any employee who breaches this policy will face disciplinary action, which could result in dismissal for misconduct or gross misconduct. We may terminate our relationship with other individuals and organizations working on our behalf if they breach this policy.
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