This statement is made pursuant to s.54 of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and sets out the steps that Encirc Limited (Encirc) has taken and is continuing to take for the financial year ending 31st March 2023 to ensure that modern slavery or human trafficking is not taking place within our business or supply chain.
Modern slavery encompasses slavery, servitude, human trafficking and forced labour.
Encirc has a zero-tolerance approach to any form of modern slavery. We are committed to acting ethically and with integrity and transparency in all business dealings and to putting effective systems and controls in place to safeguard against any form of modern slavery taking place within the business or our supply chain.
The following key principles apply to our business and suppliers:
(a) Child labour must not be used and we and our suppliers must not benefit from child labour.
(b) Any form of forced or compulsory labour must not be used and we and our suppliers must not benefit from forced or compulsory labour. Workers must be free to leave employment or work after reasonable notice.
(c) Passports should not be taken from workers.
(d) All forms of debt bondage are prohibited. Workers should not be subject to contracts that tie them into repaying a loan, accommodation or some other costs that they have little opportunity to repay.
(e) Compensation and benefits must comply with fundamental principles relating to minimum wages, overtime hours and legally mandated benefits.
(f) The formation of trade unions and powers of collective bargaining should be respected in keeping with the applicable legislation of the jurisdiction in question.
(g) Workers should have safe and healthy working conditions that meet or exceed applicable standards for occupational safety and health.