IAM (“we” or “us”) is committed to the prevention of modern slavery and human trafficking in its operations and supply chains. We comply with all applicable legislation, including the UK Modern Slavery Act 2015 and any other provisions of national law in force from time to time which seek to prohibit slavery, servitude and forced labour in any form. In particular, we have developed policies and procedures designed to ensure that there is no modern slavery or human trafficking in our business or our supply chains.
We strive to ensure that employees from all backgrounds enjoy a safe working environment where their rights as set out under national law are respected at all times. Our recruitment processes adopt best practice guidelines for ethical recruitment and our employment contracts are regularly reviewed by legal counsel to ensure compliance with regional legislation.
We expect that any third parties we may work with observe similar standards and maintain good practices in relation to employee rights, safety, health and well-being. All new business partners identified as potential suppliers are thoroughly screened against established criteria prior to selection, which includes an assessment of the extent of their compliance with local laws concerning matters such as discrimination, working hours and minimum wage rates.
We require all external partners supplying goods or services to us to comply fully with the requirements of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 as amended from time to time. Our agreements will make it clear that any supplier found not to be complying with this policy can face immediate termination of the relationship for serious breaches or non-compliance after due warning has been issued by us directly or indirectly through our representative bodies at the national level.
We aim to lead by example throughout our organisation when it comes to compliance with modern slavery laws both nationally and internationally; however, if we suspect instances or abuses within our workforce at large then we will conduct investigations as appropriate so that action may be taken if required either internally or via relevant governmental agencies in order for steps towards corrective rectification can be taken promptly & effectively whenever necessary.
Modern Slavery Policy