Introduction and Policy Statement
The Modern Slavery Act 2015 (the ‘Act’) mandates Vision Design Projects Ltd (‘VDP’) prepares a slavery and human trafficking statement each financial year.
Modern slavery and human trafficking in all their various forms and guises are a crime in the UK and much of the world and a violation of fundamental human rights.
VDP have a zero-tolerance approach to modern slavery and human trafficking and are committed to acting ethically and with integrity in all activities and business relationships and we expect our supply chain, contractors, employees and all other business partners to commit to the same, including implementing and enforcing effective systems and controls to prevent and detect modern slavery.
Responsibility for the Policy
The Directors and management team of VDP have overall responsibility for ensuring this policy complies with our legal and ethical obligations, and that all persons working for us or on our behalf in any capacity comply with it.
The prevention, detection and reporting of modern slavery in any part of our business or supply chain is the responsibility of all persons working for us or on our behalf in any capacity (including our employees, suppliers, workers, directors, agents, distributors and all third party business partners) .
Management at all levels are responsible for ensuring those reporting to them understand and comply with this policy and are given adequate training on it and the issue of the policy in supply chains.
VDP are implementing and enforcing a number of measures, policies and controls both internally and externally to ensure compliance with the requirements of the Modern Slavery Act 2015:
Training on this policy and the risk our business faces from Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking forms part of the induction process for all individuals joining the business.
All persons working for us or on our behalf in any capacity must:
Read, understand and comply with this policy, and avoid any activity that might lead to, or suggest, a breach of this policy;
Notify their immediate manager as soon as possible if they believe or suspect that a conflict with this policy has occurred, or may occur in the future; and
Raise concerns about any issue or suspicion of modern slavery in any parts of our business or supply chains of any supplier tier at the earliest possible stage.
Any employee who breaches this policy will face disciplinary action, which could result in dismissal.
We may terminate our relationship with other individuals and organisations working on our behalf if they breach this policy.
VDP will review its supply chains to check compliance with the above policy, and to check that our policy is being implemented effectively.