Modern slavery policy and statement
Modern slavery encompasses slavery, servitude, human trafficking and forced labour. Senior architectural systems has a zero-tolerance approach to any form of modern slavery. Integrity and mutual respect are cornerstones of our business values.
We are committed to acting ethically and transparently is all business dealings. We are determined to have effective systems in place and controls in place to raise awareness of, and to safeguard against, any form of modern slavery taking place within the business or, to the best of our ability, anywhere in the business’s supply chain.
This policy and statement covers our business which is based in the UK.
We consider that the risk of modern slavery being perpetrated in the supply chain of out business is low but keep the need for extending processes under review.
Our high-risk areas
The business recognises that exposure to modern slavery is likely to be more prevalent in low cost manufacturing regions and countries, for those countries where we procure goods from higher risk areas, such as India and China, we ensure ethical audits and customer visits are undertaken.
We operate policies to ensure that we conduct business in an ethical and transparent manner.These include:
- • Modern slavery policy
- • Anti-bribery and corruption policy
- • Recruitment policy
- • Whistleblowing policy
- • Code of conduct
Our supply chain
The business procures most of its goods from within the UK with the balance of the goods coming from Europe and the rest of the world.
We will continue to embed the principles:
- • Awareness training to our employees
- • Ensure employees involved in buying or procurement and the recruitment and deployment of
workers receive training on modern slavery and ethical employment practices
- • Take action to embed a zero-tolerance policy towards modern slavery
If an employee becomes aware of or suspects that there may be the possibility of any modern slavery abuses occurring within the business or its supply chain, this must be reported immediately to the employee’s line manager and the managing director. The claim will then be investigated immediately, and the findings reported to the board.
If the employee does not feel comfortable reporting the matter via this route, or considers that the matter is not being investigated fully or dealt with appropriately, the matter should be reported immediately using the whistleblowing policy procedures which are published internally.
Our performance indicators
We monitor the effectiveness of the steps that we are taking to ensure that slavery and/or human trafficking is not taking place within our business or supply chains be reviewing at board level any reports that are received from employees, the public, or law enforcement agencies indicating that modern practices have been identified.
This policy and statement, which covers the financial year to 30th June 2020 was approved by Mark Wadsworth, Managing Drector. It will be reviewed annually and is pursuant to Section 54 of the Modern Slavery Act 2015.
8th December 2020