1.1 Modern slavery is a crime and a gross violation of fundamental human rights. It takes various forms, such as slavery, servitude, forced and compulsory labour and human trafficking, all of which have in common the deprivation of a person’s liberty by another in order to exploit them for personal or commercial gain.
1.2 The John F Hunt Group has a zero-tolerance approach to modern slavery, and we are committed to implementing and enforcing effective systems and controls to ensure modern slavery is not taking place anywhere in our own business or in any of our supply chains.
1.3 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, agents, contractors, suppliers or any other people or bodies associated with the business. This statement is made pursuant to section 54(1) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015
2.1 The Board of Directors have overall responsibility for ensuring this policy complies with our legal obligations, and that all those under our control comply with its contents.
2.2 The ‘Compliance Team’ which comprises the Group Compliance Director, Senior Health and Safety Manager and the Human Resources Manager work together to ensure that this policy is maintained across all operational areas of the Group in accordance with evolving regulatory requirements and to ensure that any breaches or concerns are addressed.
2.3 The Managing Directors have primary and day-to-day responsibility in relation to our supply chain for implementing this policy and monitoring its use and effectiveness, dealing with any queries about it, and auditing internal control systems and procedures to ensure they are effective in countering modern slavery.
2.4 The Human Resources Manager has primary and day-to-day responsibility in relation to those directly employed by us for implementing this policy and monitoring its use and effectiveness, dealing with any queries about it, and auditing internal control systems and procedures to ensure they are effective in countering modern slavery.
3.1 All persons working for the John F Hunt Group must ensure that they read, understand and comply with this policy.
3.2 The prevention, detection and reporting of modern slavery in any part of our business or supply chains is the responsibility of all those working for us or under our control. All persons working for the Company are required to avoid any activity that might lead to, or suggest, a breach of this policy
3.3 All persons working for the John F Hunt Group are encouraged to raise concerns about any issue or suspicion of modern slavery in any parts of our business or supply chains of any supplier at the earliest possible stage.
4.1 This policy will be communicated to all John F Hunt Group employees
4.2 John F Hunt Group employees are required to communicate our zero-tolerance approach to modern slavery to all suppliers, contractors and business partners at the outset of our business relationship with them and reinforce our approach as appropriate thereafter.
5.1 In order to give effect to our zero-tolerance approach, we have systems in place to ensure that all employees and those in our supply chain implement our policy. These will be kept under review by the Compliance Team.
6.1 Any breach of this policy will generally be treated as gross misconduct and may result in instant dismissal without notice.
6.2 We may terminate our relationship with individuals and organisations working on our behalf if they do not comply with this policy.
This Policy will be reviewed by the Group Compliance Director on an annual basis