Modern Slavery and Trafficking Policy

 

 

 

 

 

 

Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking Policy 

 

  1. The MJS Group of companies, MJS Construction (March) Ltd, MJS Projects (March Ltd) and MJS Safety Training Services Ltd recognise their responsibilities under Section 54 of the Modern Slavery Act.

 

  1. Modern slavery is a term used to encompass slavery, servitude, forced and compulsory labour, bonded and child labour and human trafficking. Human trafficking is where a person arranges or facilitates the travel of another person with a view to that person being exploited.  Modern Slavery is a crime and a violation of fundamental human rights. It is recognised that the Construction Industry and its material supply chains are a high risk area of this crime and as such MJS Group will ensure that due diligence is carried out throughout all aspects of the business.

 

  1. This policy applies to all persons working within the MJS Group of companies and also any person working on behalf of MJS in any capacity, this includes employees at all levels, Directors, Managers, labour only sub contracted staff, Agency workers, agents, sub contractors and suppliers.

 

  1. MJS Group strictly forbids the use of modern slavery and human trafficking in its operations and in its supply chain. MJS have and will continue to be committed to implementing controls aimed at ensuring that modern slavery is not taking place anywhere within the organisation or in any of the supply chains. MJS expect that their suppliers will hold their own suppliers to the same high standards.

 

MJS Group Commitments.

 

  1. MJS as a company that expects everyone working with us or on our behalf to support and uphold the following measures to safeguard against modern slavery:

 

  1. There will be zero tolerance to modern slavery in the MJS Group and supply chains.

 

  1. The prevention, detection and reporting of modern slavery in any part of the organisation or supply chain is the responsibility of all those working for us or in the supply chain. Workers must not engage in, facilitate or fail to report any operations that might lead to, or suggest, a breach of this policy.

 

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

 

  1. We take a risk based approach to our contracting processes and keep them under review. We assess whether the circumstances warrant the inclusion of specific prohibitions against the use of modern slavery and trafficked labour in our contracts with third parties. Using our risked based approach we will also assess the merits of writing to suppliers requiring them to comply with our Code of Conduct, which sets out the minimum standards required to combat modern slavery and trafficking.

 

  1. Consistent with our risk based approach we may require:
    1. Employment and recruitment agencies and other third parties supplying workers to our organisation to confirm their compliance with our Code of Conduct
    2. Suppliers engaging workers through a third party to obtain that third parties’ agreement to adhere to the Code

 

  1. As part of our ongoing risk assessment and due diligence processes we will consider whether circumstances warrant us carrying out audits of suppliers for their compliance with our Code of Conduct.

 

  1. As part of our ongoing risk assessment and due diligence processes we will consider whether circumstances warrant us carrying out audits of suppliers for their compliance with our Code of Conduct.

 

  1. If we find that other individuals or organisations working on our behalf have breached this policy we will ensure that we take appropriate action. This may range from considering the possibility of breaches being remediated and whether that might represent the best outcome for those individuals impacted by the breach to terminating such relationships

 

Signed:                                                                               Date: 04 January 2021

MJ Saxby

Managing Director