Anti-Slavery and Human Trafficking Policy

Anti-Slavery and Human Trafficking Policy

1. Introduction

This policy applies to all persons working for EPI Ltd or on EPI’s behalf in any capacity, including employees at all levels, directors, officers, Contractors, Agents and suppliers. EPI Ltd 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.

2. Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking Definition
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.

3. EPI Code of Conduct
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:

  • EPI Ltd 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 or supply chain is the responsibility of all those working for EPI Ltd or on EPI’s behalf.
  • EPI Ltd are committed to engaging with our stakeholders and suppliers to address the risk of modern slavery in our operations and supply chain.
  • Consistent with our zero-tolerance approach EPI may require:
    • Other organisation who supply consultants to our business to confirm their compliance with our Code of Conduct
    • As part of our ongoing due diligence processes to this code of practice EPI may consider whether circumstances warrant us carrying out audits of suppliers for their compliance with our Code of Conduct.
    • 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.

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