This statement outlines the efforts Northern Groundcare will make to seek to eradicate human trafficking and slavery from our supply chains.
Northern Groundcare opposes any use of slavery or human trafficking in the manufacture and distribution of our products and fully supports the promotion of ethical and lawful business practices within our workplace. Northern Groundcare will not tolerate or condone any form or practice that constitutes human trafficking or slavery in any part of our organization. This policy is to assist in complying with the Modem Slavery Act 2015,
Northern Groundcares’ suppliers are an important part of our success and our culture. We expect each of these business partners to conduct their business with the same commitment to ethical business practices as Northern Groundcare.
2. Suppliers Requirements
The workplace practices that we expect from our suppliers include:
- Suppliers are not to use slave labour, illegal child labour or forced labour.
- Suppliers will ensure that the overall terms of employment are voluntary.
- Suppliers shall follow all applicable law pertaining to minimum age requirements, wages, overtime and benefits.
- Suppliers shall follow all applicable law pertaining to the number of hours worked be it in a day or a week and both and with rest breaks included.
- Suppliers will periodically certify that they conform to the expectations described above and that all materials incorporated into their products comply with the laws regarding human trafficking and slavery of the country or countries in which they are doing business.
- Suppliers must be able to demonstrate compliance with this Policy at the request and satisfaction of Northern Groundcare.
3. Northern Groundcare’s Actions
- Northern Groundcare will conduct internal verification of product supply chains to evaluate and address risks of human trafficking and slavery.
- Northern Groundcare will maintain internal accountability standards and procedures for employees or contractors failing to meet company standards regarding slavery and human trafficking.
- Northern Groundcare will promptly and thoroughly investigate any claim or indication that a supplier is engaging in human trafficking or slave labour.
- If a supplier to Northern Groundcare is found in violation of this policy, Northern Groundcare will take prompt, remedial measures to address the situation.
4. Training for Persons
Northern Groundcare will provide ongoing training to its employees (including those who have direct responsibility for supply chain management), on the law and Northern Groundcare’s policy against human trafficking and slavery.
This policy is effective from 10/02/2020.
Shaun Cutts – Managing Director – Northern Groundcare Ltd