This policy applies to all persons working for us or on our behalf in any capacity, including employees at all levels: directors, officers, agency workers, seconded workers, volunteers, agents, contractors and suppliers.
VINCENT+ GORBING strictly prohibits the use of modern slavery and human trafficking in our operations and supply chain. We have and will continue to be committed to implementing systems and controls aimed at ensuring that modern slavery is not taking place anywhere within our organisation or in any of our supply chains. We expect that our suppliers will hold their own suppliers to the same high standards.
Our recruitment process is transparent and reviewed regularly. We have procedures in place for the screening of new employees to confirm their identities, right to work and that they are paid directly into an appropriate bank account.
VINCENT+ GORBING obtains a range of goods and services via various supply chains, including:
We seek to continually review the operations of existing suppliers in relation to the risk of modern-day slavery and human trafficking and aim to undertake due diligence processes in relation to new suppliers.
VINCENT + GORBING will invoke sanctions against suppliers that fail to improve their performance in line with an action plan or seriously violate our supplier code of conduct, including the termination of the business relationship.
To ensure a high level of understanding of the risks of modern slavery and human trafficking in our supply chains and in our business, we will provide training to our staff that is proportionate to the level of risk.
As our approach to modern slavery and human trafficking develops, we may use key performance indicators to monitor how effective we have been in ensuring that slavery and human trafficking is not taking place in any part of our business or supply chains.
This statement has been approved by VINCENT+ GORBING’s board of directors who will review and update it annually.