GHM Care is committed to operating with the highest standards of ethical conduct and ensuring compliance with all relevant laws and regulations. We acknowledge our responsibility to combat modern slavery and human trafficking in all its forms, and we are dedicated to preventing such activities within our organization and supply chain. This policy outlines our commitment to eradicating modern slavery and human trafficking and sets out the steps we take to achieve this objective.
GHM Care condemns all forms of modern slavery and human trafficking, including forced labour, child labour, and human trafficking, as defined by the Modern Slavery Act 2015 of the United Kingdom. We are committed to maintaining transparency and integrity throughout our operations and supply chain.
The responsibility for implementing this policy and ensuring its effectiveness lies with the management of GHM Care. We expect all employees and stakeholders to actively support this policy and report any concerns regarding potential violations promptly.
Compliance with the Modern Slavery Act
GHM Care commits to comply with the requirements of the Modern Slavery Act 2015. This includes:
a) Publishing an annual Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking Statement on our website, outlining the steps we have taken to prevent modern slavery and human trafficking in our organisation and supply chain.
b) Assessing our internal policies, procedures, and processes to identify areas where the risk of modern slavery and human trafficking may be present.
c) Conducting due diligence on our supply chain to assess the risk of modern slavery and human trafficking and taking appropriate actions to address any identified issues.
Recruitment and Employment
We uphold the principles of fair and ethical employment practices, ensuring that all our employees are treated with dignity and respect. We do not tolerate any form of forced labour, child labour, or human trafficking within our organization.
a) All recruitment processes are conducted in accordance with applicable laws and regulations, ensuring that employees are of legal working age and possess the necessary documentation to work in the UK.
b) Employees are provided with fair remuneration, working hours, and working conditions, as per relevant laws and regulations.
c) We provide employees with clear channels to raise any concerns about their working conditions or treatment without fear of reprisal.
GHM Care recognises the importance of responsible sourcing and ensures that our supply chain partners uphold similar principles regarding modern slavery and human trafficking.
a) We conduct risk assessments on suppliers to identify and address any potential risks related to modern slavery and human trafficking.
b) We expect our suppliers to comply with all applicable laws and regulations related to modern slavery and human trafficking.
c) Where possible, we engage with suppliers who have implemented their own policies to combat modern slavery and human trafficking.
Training and Awareness
To ensure understanding and compliance with this policy, we provide appropriate training to our employees, especially those involved in procurement, sourcing, and supply chain management. We also raise awareness of modern slavery and human trafficking among our stakeholders, including suppliers and customers.
Reporting and Investigation
Any employee who suspects or becomes aware of a potential violation of this policy is encouraged to report it immediately to their line manager or any other appropriate authority within the organization. Reports will be treated confidentially and investigated promptly, with appropriate actions taken in response to substantiated claims.
Monitoring and Review
GHM Care will regularly monitor and review the effectiveness of this policy and take appropriate steps to address any shortcomings or areas for improvement.
This policy is communicated to all employees, suppliers, and other relevant stakeholders through internal and external channels. It is made available to the public on our website.
This policy will be reviewed annually, or more frequently, if necessary, to ensure its ongoing suitability and relevance.