Modern slavery is a crime and a violation of fundamental human rights. Brevio has a zero-tolerance approach to modern slavery, and is committed to acting ethically and with integrity in all our business dealings and customer / supplier relationships. Brevio will continue to develop and enforce effective systems and controls to ensure modern slavery is not taking place anywhere in our own business, or in any of our supply chains.
We are also committed to ensuring there is transparency in our business and in our approach to tackling modern slavery throughout our supply chains, consistent with our disclosure obligations under the Modern Slavery Act 2015.
This policy applies to all persons working for us, or on our behalf in any capacity, including employees at all levels, directors, officers, agency workers, seconded workers, volunteers, interns, agents, contractors, external consultants, third-party representatives and business partners.
This policy does not form part of any employee’s contract of employment and we may amend it at any time.
1. Due Diligence Process
We expect the same high standards from all of our contractors, suppliers and other business partners. As part of our initiative to identify and mitigate risk we:
- Build long-standing relationships with local suppliers and make clear our expectations of business behaviour;
- With regards to national or international supply chains, our point of contact is preferably with a UK company or branch and we expect these entities to have suitable anti-slavery and human trafficking policies and processes. We expect each entity in the supply chain to, at least, adopt ‘one-up’ due diligence on the next link in the chain.
2. Responsibility for the policy
Brevio has overall responsibility for ensuring this policy complies with our legal and ethical obligations, and that all those under our control comply with it.
Brevio has primary and day-to-day responsibility for implementing this policy, monitoring its use and effectiveness, dealing with any queries about it, and auditing internal control systems and procedures to ensure they are effective in countering modern slavery.
Brevio’s management team are responsible for ensuring those reporting to them understand and comply with this policy and are given adequate training on it and the issue of modern slavery in supply chains.
3. Compliance with the policy
The prevention, detection and reporting of modern slavery in any part of our business or supply chains is the responsibility of all those working for us or under our control.
All persons impacted by this policy are required to avoid any activity that might lead to, or suggest, a breach of this policy. They must notify a line manager OR a company Director as soon as possible if you believe or suspect that a conflict with this policy has occurred or may occur in the future.
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.
4. Communication & awareness 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 our suppliers, contractors and business partners at the outset of our business relationship with them and reinforced as appropriate thereafter.
5. Breaches 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 organisations working on our behalf if they breach this policy.
This version of the Modern Slavery Statement was last updated in January 2022.