Modern Slavery Statement for Financial year 2020/2021
This statement is made in pursuant to s.54 of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and sets-out the steps that Littler Machinery Ltd has taken and is continuing to take to ensure that modern slavery or human trafficking is not taking place within our business or supply chain.
Modern Slavery encompasses slavery, servitude, human trafficking and forced labour. Littler Machinery has a zero-tolerance approach to any form of modern slavery. We are committed to acting ethically and with integrity and transparency in all business dealings and to put effective systems and controls in place to safeguard against any form of modern slavery taking place within the business or our supply chain.
We operate a number of internal polices to ensure that we are conducting business in an ethical and transparent manner. These include:
- Modern Slavery & Human Trafficking Policy. This policy sets out the organisations stance on modern slavery and explains how employees can identify any instances of this and where they can go for help.
- Whistleblowing Policy. We operate a whistle-blowing policy so that all employees know that they can raise concerns about how colleagues are being treated, or practice within our business or supply chain, without fear of reprisals.
- Code of Business Conduct. This code explains the manner in which we behave as an organisation and how we expect our employees and suppliers to act.
As part our contract with suppliers, we require that they confirm to us that:
- They have taken regular steps to eradicate modern slavery within their business
- They hold their own suppliers account over modern slavery
- They pay their employees at least the national minimum wage / national living wage
- They pay their employees any prevailing minimum wage applicable within their country of operations
- We may terminate the contract at any time should instances of modern slavery come to light.
We conduct training for our teams so that they understand the signs of modern slavery and what to do if they suspect that it is taking place within our supply chain.
Our performance indicators
We will know the effectiveness of the steps that we are taking to ensure that slavery and/or human trafficking is not taking place within our business or supply chain if:
No reports are received from employees, the public, or law enforcement agencies to indicate that modern slavery practices have been identified.
Approval for this statement
This statement was approved by the Mr Richard Littler Managing Director on 31/03/2021