Anti-Slavery and Human Trafficking Policy
Modern slavery is a crime and a violation of fundamental human rights. It takes various forms, such as slavery, servitude, forced and compulsory labor and human trafficking, all of which have in common the deprivation of a person’s liberty by another in order to exploit them for personal or commercial gain.
uMotif Limited’s Approach
uMotif has a zero-tolerance approach to modern slavery and is committed to acting ethically and with integrity in all their business dealings and relationships, and to implementing and enforcing effective systems and controls to ensure modern slavery is not taking place anywhere in their business or supply chains.
uMotif is committed to ensuring there is transparency in its own business and in its approach to tackling modern slavery throughout its supply chains, consistent with its obligations and responsibilities under the Modern Slavery Act (2015). The Company expects the same high standards from all its contractors, suppliers and other business partners and as part of its contracting process is seeking to include specific prohibitions against the use of forced, compulsory or trafficked labor, or anyone held in slavery or servitude (whether adults or children) and it expects all its suppliers to hold their own suppliers to the same high standards.
Employee’s role in compliance
All employees must ensure that they read, understand and comply with this Policy. The prevention, detection and reporting of modern slavery in any part of uMotif’s business or supply chains is the responsibility of all those working for it or under its control. Employees are required to avoid any activity that might lead to, or suggest, a breach of this Policy.
What to do in the event of a suspected breach
Employees are encouraged to raise concerns about any issue or suspicion of modern slavery in any parts of the uMotif’s business or supply chains at the earliest possible stage. If an employee believes or suspects a breach of this Policy has occurred, or that it may occur, they must notify the Chief People Officer as soon as possible. The Company aims 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.
The Company is committed to ensuring no one suffers any detrimental treatment because of reporting in good faith their suspicion that modern slavery, of whatever form, is or may be taking place in any part of uMotif’s business or in any of its supply chains. Detrimental treatment includes dismissal, disciplinary action, threats or other unfavorable treatment connected with raising a concern. If an employee believes that they have suffered any such treatment, they should inform the Chief People Officer immediately.
Communication and awareness
Training on this Policy, and on the risk the Company’s business faces from modern slavery in its supply chains, forms part of the employee Onboarding Process for all individuals who work for uMotif.
The Company’s zero-tolerance approach to modern slavery in its business and supply chains must be communicated to all suppliers, contractors and business partners at the outset of the Company’s business relationship with them and reinforced as appropriate thereafter.
Breaches of the Policy
Any employee who breaches this Policy will face disciplinary action, which could result in dismissal for misconduct or gross misconduct.