We are committed to protecting and promoting human rights and have set out our approach in our Human Rights Statement. We believe passionately in equalities and safeguarding the rights of those who work for and with us. Our Staff Handbook sets out our wellbeing, whistleblowing, complaints and disciplinary policies clearly and in a way that everyone can understand. We offer paid internships and have a link with a local university.
Although as a micro-business we do not have statutory obligations regarding Modern Slavery, we are committed to its eradication as a moral issue. We will not tolerate Modern Slavery within our own employment practices or those of our suppliers. As a supplier and stakeholder in the Resources & Waste sector, which has had a poor record on Modern Slavery, all our staff are alert to signs of malpractice when visiting members and other stakeholders. Our Staff Handbook sets out clearly these requirements for all staff and our prohibition of child or forced labour.
We’ll be extending this work to our key partners as we develop a Supplier Code over the next 12 months and will be surveying suppliers so we can track the involvement of under-represented groups in owning and leading suppliers.