Anti-Slavery and Human Trafficking Statement
This statement sets out the steps taken by MultiValue Central to prevent modern slavery and human trafficking in its business and supply chains.
We have a zero-tolerance approach to modern slavery and human trafficking within our business and supply chains. We supply recruitment and professional services.
Commitment to Human and Labor Rights
MultiValue Central acknowledges and recognizes the:
- International Labor Organization (“ILO”) Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at work; and
- ILO Tripartite Declaration of Principles concerning Multinational Enterprises and Social Policy.
Our Anti-slavery and Human Trafficking Policy (“the Anti-slavery Policy”) reflects our commitment to implementing and enforcing effective systems and controls to ensure slavery and human trafficking is not taking place anywhere in our business and supply chains. The Anti-slavery Policy sets out our zero-tolerance approach to modern slavery and human trafficking. Every member of staff is expected to comply with the policy which includes raising any concerns and using the appropriate reporting channels at the earliest possible stage.
We also operate a Whistleblowing Policy which encourages all staff to report any wrongdoing (including any breaches of the Anti-slavery Policy). All reports will be fully investigated, and remedial action will follow if appropriate. All policies are available to staff always via our internal intranet system.
Supplier Code of Conduct
We have a long-standing approach to supply chain responsibility and so expect our suppliers to agree and adhere to our ethical standards for doing business. These standards require (without limitation) suppliers to:
- refrain from holding a person in slavery or servitude or requiring a person to perform any form of forced or compulsory labour;
- not arrange or facilitate the trafficking of any persons;
- not purchase materials or services from companies who use involuntary labour or participate in human trafficking;
- operate in accordance with the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights (“UN UDHR”), and the fundamental human rights and labour rights as articulated by the International Labour Organisation (“ILO”);
- treat and reward employees equally on the basis of the characteristics of their work and the intensity of their effort;
- provide, while taking into account the specific dangers of the relevant sector, for safe, hygienic, and healthy working environments for their employees;
- provide, as a minimum, rates of pay at the national legal standards; and
- act in accordance with applicable national and regional laws and regulations at all times.
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 our staff where relevant.
Due Diligence Processes
We have in place systems to:
- identify and assess potential risk areas in our supply chains (where appropriate);
- audit existing and prospective suppliers (where appropriate);
- mitigate the risk of slavery and human trafficking occurring in our supply chains; and
- protect whistle blowers.
Our Effectiveness in Combating Slavery and Human Trafficking
We review our policies and procedures on a regular basis to ensure on-going compliance. The Directors regularly audits and assesses the business to ensure and assess compliance. The results from these audits assist us in measuring 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.
This statement was approved by the board of directors on 1st April 2020.