At CWOC, we’re passionate about building a brighter, fairer society. And when it comes to doing our part, we’re serious about our commitments. Whether it’s giving back to others, ensuring inclusion and caring for the planet through our strategy, we believe it’s our responsibility to champion equality, and create something better.. With these values central to what we’re about as a business, we’re committed to complying with the Modern Slavery Act.
What is the Modern Slavery Act 2015? The Modern Slavery Act 2015 (the “Act”) addresses the role of businesses in preventing modern slavery within their supply chains and organisations. It applies to businesses of a certain size, which are required to publish a statement setting out the steps they’ve taken to ensure that modern slavery and human trafficking aren’t taking place in their business or supply chain. This statement sets out the steps we’ve taken, and will continue to take, as part of our ongoing commitment to keep slavery and human trafficking out of our business and our supply chains.
The risk of modern slavery and human trafficking may not always be obvious, and it’s an important and ongoing risk for all businesses and organisations. That’s why we’re committed to acting ethically and with integrity in all our business relationships, and implementing and enforcing effective systems and controls to ensure slavery and human trafficking isn’t taking place anywhere in our business or supply chains. Our practices and policies We want our suppliers and contractors to support our zero-tolerance approach to modern slavery.
To make sure they do we:
- Continually review our supply chains
- Review the Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking Statements published by our key suppliers
- Write to our key suppliers to check their compliance with the Act and their commitment to keep their business and supply chains free from modern slavery
Our people are our biggest asset and we value them highly. That’s why it’s important to us that our internal practices and policies foster an environment where our employees’ wellbeing is central, and where they’re able to identify and report any ethical issues, including those related to modern slavery. To support our goal, we:
- Made this statement publicly available on our public-facing website so it can be accessed at any time by all employees
- Reviewed our internal policies to address modern slavery issues