Modern slavery is a heinous crime and a morally reprehensible act that deprives a person’s liberty and dignity for another person’s gain. It is a real problem for millions of people around the world, including many in developed countries, who are being kept and exploited in various forms of slavery. Every company is at risk of being involved in this crime through its own operations and its supply chain.
At Longboat Rönd we have a zero-tolerance approach to modern slavery and are fully committed to preventing slavery and human trafficking in our operation and supply chain. We have taken concrete steps to tackle modern slavery, as outlined in our statement. This statement sets out the actions that we have taken to understand all potential modern slavery risks related to our business, and to implement steps to prevent slavery and human trafficking during the financial year 2022/2023.
We establish a relationship of trust and integrity with all our suppliers, which is built upon mutually beneficial factors. Our supplier selection and on-boarding procedure includes due diligence of the supplier’s reputation, respect for law and ethics, as well as compliance with health, safety and environmental standards, and references.
To date we haven’t been made aware of any allegations of human trafficking/slavery activities against any of our suppliers, but if we were, then we would act immediately, undertaking what investigations we can before reporting the allegations to the appropriate authorities.
Annually, or whenever we engage a new supplier, client or country of operation, we conduct a risk assessment of our supply chain by taking into account:
This assessment will determine our response and the risk controls that we implement.
Longboat Rönd operates the following policies for identifying and preventing slavery and human trafficking in our operations:
Longboat Rönd conducts due diligence on all new suppliers during on-boarding and on existing suppliers at regular intervals. This includes:
We require all suppliers to attest that:
Longboat Rönd has raised awareness of modern slavery issues by conducting a pre-employment briefing to all consultants and staff focused specifically on modern slavery to which explains:
In addition to the awareness programme, Longboat Rönd has delivered training to all staff and supplier contacts, which covers:
Longboat Rönd has defined a set of key performance indicators and controls to combat modern slavery and human trafficking in our organisation and supply chain. These include:
This statement covers 1 July 2022 to 31 December 2022 and has been approved by the management of Longboat Rönd.
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