Modern Slavery & Human Trafficking Policy

Modern Slavery & Human Trafficking Act 2015 Compliance

Modern slavery is a crime and a 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. We have a zero-tolerance approach to modern slavery and we are committed to acting ethically and with integrity in all our business dealings and relationships and 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 at Word Craft Design.

We expect the same high standards from all/any of our contractors, suppliers and other business partners, and as part of our contracting processes, we include specific prohibitions against the use of forced, compulsory or trafficked labour, or anyone held in slavery or servitude, whether adults or children, and we expect that our suppliers will hold their own suppliers to the same high standards.

This policy applies to all persons working for us/supplying us or on our behalf in any capacity.

Compliance with the Policy

You must ensure that you read, understand and comply with this policy if you have any contact with or supply Word Craft Design.

The prevention, detection and reporting of modern slavery in any part of our business or supply chains is the responsibility of all those working with us or under our control. You are required to avoid any activity that might lead to, or suggest, a breach of this policy.

You 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 as soon as you become aware of it or suspect it.

If you believe or suspect a breach of this policy has occurred or that it may occur you must notify Word Craft Design as soon as possible.

You should note that where appropriate, and with the welfare and safety of people as a priority, we will give support and guidance to our suppliers to help them address coercive, abusive and exploitative work practices in their own business and supply chains.