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Policy statement 

Modern slavery is a crime resulting in an abhorrent abuse of the human rights of  vulnerable  workers.  It  can  take  various  forms,  such  as  slavery,  servitude,  forced or  compulsory  labour  and  human  trafficking.  The  Company  has  a  zero‐tolerance approach  to  modern  slavery  and  is  committed  to  acting  ethically  and  with integrity  and  transparency  in  all  its  business  dealings  and  relationships  and  to implementing  and  enforcing  effective  systems  and  controls  to  ensure  that modern  slavery  and  human  trafficking  are  not  taking  place  anywhere  within either its own business or in any of its supply chains, consistent with its obligations under  the  Modern  Slavery  Act  2015.  The  Company  also  expects  the  same  high standards  from  all  of  its  suppliers,  contractors  and  other  business  partners  and, as  part  of  its  contracting  processes,  it  includes  specific  prohibitions  against  the use  of  modern  slavery  and  expects  that  its  suppliers  will  in  turn  hold  their  own suppliers to the same standards.

Identifying potential victims of modern slavery can be a challenge because the crime can manifest itself in many different ways. There is a spectrum of abuse and it  is  not  always  clear  at  what  point,  for  example,  poor  working  practices  and  lack of  health  and  safety awareness  have  become  instances  of  human  trafficking, slavery  or  forced  labour  in  a  work  environment.  In  addition,  some  suppliers  may go to great lengths to hide the fact that they are using slave labour. However, the Company  accepts  that  it  has  a  responsibility  through  its  due  diligence  processes to  ensure  that  workers  are  not  being  exploited,  that  they  are  safe  and  that relevant employment, health and safety and human rights laws and standards are being adhered to, including freedom of movement and communications.

This policy applies to all individuals working for the Company or on the Company’s behalf  in  any  capacity,  including  employees,  directors,  officers,  agency  workers, volunteers, agents, contractors, consultants, and business partners. Responsibility for the policy

The Director has overall responsibility for ensuring that this policy complies with the Company’s legal and ethical obligations. Line Managers have day‐to‐day responsibility for implementing this policy, monitoring  its  use  and  effectiveness  and  auditing  internal  control  systems  and policies and procedures to ensure they are effective in preventing or remediating the risk of modern slavery. They are also responsible for investigating allegations of modern slavery in the Company’s business or supply chains.

The prevention, detection and reporting of modern slavery in any part of the Company’s  business  or  supply  chains,  whether  in  the  UK  or  abroad,  is  the responsibility  of  all  those  working  for  the  Company  or  under  the  Company’s control.

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  or  victimisation  as  a  result  of  reporting  in  good  faith  their  suspicion that modern slavery is or may be taking place in any part of its business or in any of its supply chains.

Training and communication 
28.10 Regular training on this policy, and on the risk that the business faces from modern slavery in its supply chains, will be provided to staff as necessary, so that they  know  how  to  identify  exploitation  and  modern  slavery  and  how  to  report suspected cases.

The Company’s zero tolerance approach to modern slavery must be communicated  to  all  suppliers,  contractors  and  other  business  partners  when entering into new or renewed contracts with them.

The Company may terminate its commercial relationship with suppliers, contractors  and  other  business  partners  if  they  breach  this  policy  and/or  are found to have been involved in modern slavery.

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