Modern Slavery Act Policy

Signed 7th February 2020

Modern Slavery Act Policy

Braywhite & Co Ltd recognises that slavery and human trafficking remains a hidden blight on our global society. The aim of the Company is to identify our responsibility by alerting staff to the risks, however small, in our business and in the wider supply chain. Staff are expected and encouraged to report concerns to management, where they are expected to act upon them.

This Policy applies to all persons working for us on our behalf in any capacity, including employees at all levels, Directors, Managers, Engineers, Office Administrators, sub-contractors and Suppliers.

We are committed to ensuring that there is no modern-day slavery or human trafficking in our supply chains or in any part of our business. Our Anti-Slavery Policy Statement reflects our commitment to acting ethically and with integrity in all our business relationships.

This Policy takes into account, and supports, the policies, procedures and requirements documented In our Integrated Management System, compliant with the requirements of ISO 9001:2015, ISO 14001:2015 and OHSAS 18001:2007.

The implementation and operation of this management system underlines our commitment to this policy statement, the Company will achieve these aims by our initiative to identify and mitigate risk in the following ways:

  • More stringent vetting and investigation of our supply chain (contractors, sub-contractors, policies, contracts etc.).

  • Audit & review our practices for checking all employees are paid at least the minimum wage and have the right to work.

  • We are committed to engaging with our stakeholders and suppliers to address the risk of modern day slavery in our operations and supply chain.

  • The company will not knowingly support or deal with any business involved in slavery or human trafficking.

  • We have zero tolerance for slavery and human trafficking. We expect all those in our supply chain and contractors to comply with our values.

To ensure a more informed understanding of the risks of modern slavery and human trafficking in our supply chains and our business, we provide relevant information to all members of staff, including all Directors and Managers who have been briefed on the subject.

We use the following key performance indicators (KPI’s) to measure how effective we have been to ensure that slavery and human trafficking is not taking place in any part of our business or supply chains:

  • Completion of regular internal audits which include: Environmental, Quality, Health & Safety and HR procedures.

  • Use of labour monitoring and payroll systems.

  • Level of communication and personal contact with the next link in the supply chain and their understanding of, and compliance with, our expectations.

For transparency, the company will publish the Modern-Day Slavery & Trafficking Act 2015 Policy Statement on its internal Braywhite Employee site and on its Public website for all parties to view and display a hard copy on the main staff notice board.

This policy statement is made is in accordance with section 54 of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and applies to all those employed by Braywhite & Co Ltd.

7th February 2022