This policy applies to all persons working for QMetric Group Limited or on our behalf in any capacity, including employees at all levels, directors, officers, agency workers, seconded workers, volunteers, agents, contractors and suppliers.
QMetric strictly prohibits the use of modern slavery and human trafficking in our operations and supply chain. We have and will continue to be committed to implementing systems and controls aimed at ensuring that modern slavery is not taking place anywhere within our organisation or in any of our supply chains. We expect that our suppliers will hold their own suppliers to the same high standards.
Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking.
Modern slavery is a term used to encompass slavery, servitude, forced and compulsory labour, bonded and child labour and human trafficking.
Human trafficking is where a person arranges or facilitates the travel of another person with a view to that person being exploited. Modern slavery is a crime and a violation of fundamental human rights.
We shall be a company that expects everyone working with us or on our behalf to support and uphold the following measures to safeguard against modern slavery:
- We have a zero-tolerance approach to modern slavery in our organisation and our supply chains.
- The prevention, detection and reporting of modern slavery in any part of our organisation orsupply chain is the responsibility of all those working for us or on our behalf. Employees mustnot engage in, facilitate or fail to report any activity that might lead to, or suggest, a breach ofthis policy.
- We are committed to engaging with our stakeholders and suppliers to address the risk ofmodern slavery in our operations and supply chain.
- We take a risk-based approach to our contracting processes and keep them under review.
- We assess whether the circumstances warrant the inclusion of specific prohibitions against theuse of modern slavery and trafficked labour in our contracts with third parties.
- Using our risk-based approach, we will also assess the merits of writing to suppliers requiringthem to comply with our Policy Statement.
Consistent with our risk-based approach we may require:
- Employment and recruitment agencies and other third parties supplying workers to our company to confirm their compliance with modern slavery laws.
- Suppliers engaging workers through a third party to obtain that third parties’ agreement to adhere to modern slavery laws.
- As part of our ongoing risk assessment and due diligence processes we will consider whether circumstances warrant us carrying out audits of suppliers for their compliance with this policy and modern slavery laws.
- If we find that other individuals or organisations working on our behalf have breached this policy we will ensure that we take appropriate action. This may range from considering the possibility of breaches being remediated and whether that might represent the best outcome for those individuals impacted by the breach to terminating such relationships.