Modern Slavery Policy
Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking
Modern slavery and human trafficking are atrocious forms of organised crime in which people are treated as commodities and exploited for criminal gain. The Cappagh Group recognises that modern slavery and human trafficking is a violation of fundamental human rights and is contrary to the Modern Slavery Act 2015. The Cappagh Group has a zero tolerance towards any form of modern slavery/human trafficking and is committed to ensuring there are no instances in our supply chain or any part of our business. Our anti-slavery stance reflects our commitment to act ethically and with integrity in all our business relationships.
Cappagh Group checks that all employees have a right to work in the UK, prior to their employment commencing. Our standard procurement processes include a variety of checks designed to ensure that members of our supply chain have appropriate arrangements in place to mitigate the risks of modern slavery and human trafficking. We commit to and expect our subcontractors and suppliers to:
- Ensure all employees have the freedom to choose to work for them and to end that employment after a mutually agreed notice period
- Demonstrate a commitment to equality of opportunity for all individuals free from discrimination or oppression
- Offer working hours that are not excessive and are compliant with national legislation and international legislation
- Have appropriate disciplinary, grievance and appeal procedures in place.
- Have a confidential whistleblowing process in place where all reported incidents are investigated thoroughly
- Ensure appropriate health and safety measures are in place to protect the workforce and wider community
- Offer wages at least in line with national minimums.
The Cappagh Group publishes an annual statement in accordance with the requirements of Section 54 of the Modern Slavery Act 2015.
This policy will be reviewed annually to ensure it continues effectiveness. It is the responsibility of all employees within the Cappagh Group to implement this policy, having our full support.
Issue Date: 1st June 2020
Revision Date: June 2023