The Modern Slavery Act 2015 requires organisations with an annual turnover in excess of £36m to make an annual Modern Slavery Statement.
Although we do not fall under this statutory requirement, we regard it as part of our social responsibility as well as good business practice for Maxis Trading LTD to have and adhere to, an operational policy with regard to Modern Slavery & Human Trafficking.
This policy applies to everyone working for us in any capacity, including: Maxis Trading LTD employees at all levels, directors, officers, self-employed workers, agency workers, seconded workers, volunteers, interns, agents, contractors, external consultants, third-party representatives and business partners.
Modern slavery is a violation of fundamental human rights. It is also a crime. Various forms of modern slavery, including servitude, forced and compulsory labour and human trafficking, have in common the deprivation of a person’s liberty by another in order to exploit them for personal or commercial gain. Maxis Trading LTD takes a no-tolerance approach to modern slavery and is committed to behaving ethically and with integrity in our business dealings and relationships, implementing and enforcing effective controls to ensure modern slavery does not take place in our own business or in our supply chain.
We are committed to ensuring transparency in our approach to modern slavery in our business and in our supply chain, consistent with the Modern Slavery Act 2015. We expect the same standards from our contractors, suppliers and other business partners.
As part of our contracting process, we include specific prohibition against the use of forced, compulsory or trafficked labour, or the commercial, or other, exploitation of anyone held in slavery or servitude, whether adults or children. We make it clear that we expect our suppliers to apply the same standards to their own suppliers.
We require all the organisations we work with directly, as well as those in our supply chain, to confirm that their employment practices conform with UK law. Specifically, we require confirmation that their employees are paid at least the relevant UK minimum wage and that any self-employed, or other, workers they contract are working within UK legal and commercial laws, requirements and guidelines.
If we discover that any of our partner organisations were not operating according to these principles, we would terminate our contract of work with them. In addition, if we suspected they were in breach of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 we would inform the police.