Modern Packaging Anti-Slavery and Human Trafficking Statement
As part of a culture of good governance for best and ethical business practices Modern Packaging operates to set of core values which would affect our relationships with our principal stakeholder groups: customers, factories, manufacturers, shareholders, suppliers and employees. We adopt best practice behavioural values such business relationships. Core to this is our attitude to the exploitation of individuals in any form, and more particularly the offences under the Modern Slavery Act 2015.
We are committed to opposing modern slavery in all its forms. We demand the same attitude all who work for us and expect it of all with whom we have business dealings.
We all have a responsibility to be alert to the risks however small in our business and in the wider supply chain that we operate. Staff are expected and encouraged to report any concerns and management are expected to act upon this.
Our attitude to modern slavery is zero tolerance.
We are committed to acting ethically and with integrity in all our business dealings and relationships and implementing and enforcing effective systems and controls ensuring modern slavery is not taking place anywhere in own business or those of our suppliers.
We are committed to ensuring that there are no modern slavery or human trafficking in our supply chains or in any other part of our business. Our approach to antislavery reflects our commitment to acting ethically and with integrity in all of our business relationships and to implementing and enforcing effective systems and controls to ensure slavery and human trafficking is not taking place anywhere in our supply chains.
Due diligence processes for slavery and human trafficking
In order to assess the risk of modern slavery we use the following processes
- Engage with our suppliers both to convey to them our approach to antislavery and to gain an understanding of the measures taken by them to ensure modern slavery is not occurring in their business.
- Review the potential for risk including supplier approval questionnaires which require supplier declarations relating to:freely chosen employment i.e not forced or bounded, safe and hygienic conditions, employment of children, wage rights in accordance with national laws working hours, in accordance with national laws equality and policies measures they take with their suppliers.
- All of our employees have an obligation to familiarise themselves with our company policies to help in the identification and prevention of modern slavery and to conduct business in a manner such that the opportunity for and incidence of modern slavery is prevented.
- Adherence to this forms part of all employee’s obligations under the contract of employment. Supporting information is contained within the employee handbook.
- We have a process for reporting of slavery and human trafficking as detailed in our whistleblowing policy which includes a confidential channel for all employees to report concerns in our business.
- We will protect whistle-blowers.
Modern Packaging Modern Slavery Statement along with ant bribery and corruption fraud and whistleblowing policy reflects our commitment to acting ethically and with integrity in all aspects of our business activities
This antislavery and human trafficking statement will be reviewed by the Company’s Board of Directors on a regular basis (at least annually) and may be amended from time to time. The statement will be available on the group website.