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.
Human trafficking describes the practice of illegally transporting someone from one area or country to another, usually for the purposes of being sold into modern slavery. A person does not need to be taken out of their home country to be considered a victim of human trafficking.
Tess Linton VA’s Policy on Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking
Tess Linton VA has a zero-tolerance approach to modern slavery and human trafficking, and is committed to acting ethically and with integrity in all business dealings and relationships.
The company will endeavour to implement and enforce effective systems and controls to ensure modern slavery is not taking place anywhere in the business or supply chain.
Modern Slavery Act (2015)
The UK Modern Slavery Act (2015) introduced restrictions and requirements for large organisations to publish a statement detailing their commitment to combating modern slavery from themselves and their supply chains. Although we are a small business, we aim to follow the guidlines and ethos of the UK Modern Slavery Act (2015)
Risk Assessment and Due Diligence
Tess Linton VA has in place systems to mitigate the risk of slavery and human trafficking occurring in our supply chains, allowing us to assess risk areas. As part of this process we require all clients and suppliers to have an existing modern slavery policy, or to complete a modern slavery and human trafficking form confirming their adherence to our policy.
Communication and Awareness of Policy
At the outset of any business relationship this policy will be communicated and reinforced as appropriate.
Whenever this policy is amended or updated, clients and suppliers will be notified.
Breaches of this Policy
Tess Linton VA reserves the right to terminate our relationship with other individuals and organisations working on our behalf if they breach this policy.
For more information, or if you have any queries, please contact Tess Linton.