Modern Slavery Policy
This policy, relating to the financial year ending 31 December 2021, is made pursuant to section 54(1) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 (the ‘Act’) and outlines the steps we have taken as an organisation to assess our operations and supply chains and mitigate any risk of slavery and human trafficking.
QOB Interiors Ltd recognises that slavery and human trafficking remains a hidden blight on our global society. The aim of the Company is to identify our responsibility by alerting staff to the risks, however small, in our business and in the wider supply chain. Staff are expected and encouraged to report concerns to management, where they are expected to act upon them. We are committed to ensuring that there is no modern-day slavery or human trafficking in our supply chains or in any part of our business. This policy statement reflects our commitment to acting ethically and with integrity in all our business relationships and to implementing and enforcing effective systems and controls.
This policy takes into account, and supports, the policies, procedures and requirements documented in our Integrated Management System that is accredited to ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and 45001. The implementation and operation of this management system underlines our commitment to this policy statement. Formal procedures concerning slavery and human trafficking have been established, including disciplinary procedures where they are breached. Additional procedures ensure that this policy is understood and communicated to all levels of the company, and that it is regularly reviewed by the Managing Director to ensure its continuing suitability and relevance to the company activities.
- We will achieve these aims by our initiative to identify and mitigate risk in the following ways (But not limited to):
- More stringent vetting and investigation of our supply chain (contractors, sub-contractors, policies, contracts etc.).
- Continually audit & review our practices for checking all employees are paid at least the minimum wage and have the right to work.
- We encourage the reporting of concerns and the protection of whistle blowers.
- We have zero tolerance to slavery and human trafficking. We expect all those in our supply chain and contractors comply with our values.
To ensure a high level of understanding of the risks of modern slavery and human trafficking in our supply chains and our business, we provide training to relevant members of staff. All senior managers have been briefed on the subject.
We use the following key performance indicators (KPIs) to measure how effective we have been to ensure that slavery and human trafficking is not taking place in any part of our business or supply chains:
- Completion of audits by Directors, Managers & SHEQ Advisors
- Use of labour monitoring and payroll systems; and
- Level of communication and personal contact with next link in the supply chain and their understanding of, and compliance with, our expectations.