The Modern Slavery Act 2015 is an Act of the Parliament within the UK. It is designed to combat modern slavery in the UK and consolidates previous offences relating to trafficking and slavery. The Act extends to England and Wales.
The purpose of this policy is ensure Healthcare 21 (hereinafter referred to as the “Company”) adheres to the terms and conditions set out in the Modern Slavery Act 2015.
|Modern Slavery encompasses: Human trafficking, forced work through mental or physical threat, being owned or controlled by an employer through mental or physical abuse of the threat of abuse, being dehumanised, treated as a commodity or being bought or sold as property, being physically constrained or to have restriction placed on freedom of movement.|
This policy applies to all employees and any third-party representatives or sub-contractors.
The Company acknowledges its responsibilities in relation to tackling modern slavery and commits to complying with the provisions in the Modern Slavery Act 2015. The Company understands that this requires an ongoing review of both its internal practices in relation to its labour force and, additionally, its supply chains.
No labour provided to the Company in the pursuance of the provision of its own services is obtained by means of slavery or human trafficking. The Group strictly adheres to the minimum standards required in relation to its responsibilities under relevant employment legislation in the UK, Germany, Austria and Ireland, and in many cases exceeds those minimums in relation to its employees.
The internal accountability standards and procedures help to confirm that employees and suppliers meet the Company’s standards through mechanisms ranging from Quality / Supplier agreements to external ISO: 9001 audits and accreditation.
The Board of Directors set the tone for the Company’s ethical culture. The Company believes this ‘’tone from the top’’ combined with regular communication throughout the year helps to create an ethical and legally compliant culture.
Through the HR policies, the Company seeks to promote honest and ethical conduct, deter wrongdoing and achieve compliance with applicable law and regulations. The principles laid out and embodied in the Equal Opportunities Policy, Protected Disclosures Policy, Recruitment Policy, Corporate Social Responsibility Policy and Ethical Trading Policy compel the Company to achieve this.
Eucomed’s ‘Code of Ethical Business Practice’ provides guidelines on Interactions with Healthcare professionals. The Company ensures employee engagement and compliance with this code throughout their daily work collaborations.
Adherence to this policy is mandatory and non-compliance could lead to disciplinary action.
The Company carries out due diligence processes in relation to ensuring slavery and/or human trafficking does not take place in its organisation or supply chains.
The Company has not, to its knowledge, conducted any business with another organization which has been found to have involved itself with modern slavery.
The Company’s employees are trained on all the HR policies and practices which are conducted through employee induction.