Modern slavery is a crime and a violation of fundamental human rights. It takes various forms, such as slavery, servitude, forced and compulsory labour and human trafficking, all of which have in common the deprivation of a person’s liberty by another in order to exploit them for personal or commercial gain.
At Evercam, we have a zero-tolerance approach to modern slavery, and we are committed to acting ethically and with integrity in all our business dealings and relationships. We also implement and enforce effective systems and controls to ensure modern slavery is not taking place anywhere in our own business or in any of our supply chains.
We are also committed to ensuring there is transparency in our own business and in our approach to tackling modern slavery throughout our supply chains, consistent with our disclosure obligations under the Criminal Law (Human Trafficking) Act 2008.
This policy applies to all persons working for us or on our behalf in any capacity, including employees at all levels, directors, officers, agency workers, seconded workers, volunteers, interns, agents, contractors, external consultants, third-party representatives and business partners.
Evercam is committed to ensuring that there is no modern slavery or human trafficking in our business or our supply chains. This Statement affirms its intention to act ethically in our business relationships.
The following policies and terms of business set down our approach to the identification of modern slavery risks and steps to be taken to prevent slavery and human trafficking in our operations:
Whistleblowing policy – Evercam encourages all its workers, customers and other business partners to report any concerns related to its direct activities or its supply chains.
Dignity at Work and Equal Opportunities Policies – These policies set down the actions and behaviours expected of employees when representing and working within Evercam.
Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Policy – The Company’s CSR policy summarises how we manage our environmental impacts and how we work responsibly with suppliers and local communities.
Due Diligence Processes for Slavery and Human Trafficking
The Company undertakes due diligence when considering taking on new suppliers, and regularly reviews its existing suppliers. We seek to work only with suppliers who demonstrate their compliance with relevant laws and regulations regarding modern slavery.
Legal right to work
Evercam is aware of our legal obligation to check the right to work of all employees before hiring them. This requirement is essential to prevent illegal employment, protect the rights of individuals, and ensure compliance with immigration laws. By conducting thorough checks, Evercam verifies that prospective employees have the necessary authorization to work in a given country, thereby promoting a lawful and responsible workforce. The verification process typically involves examining original documents and confirming their authenticity with relevant authorities, ensuring a compliant and ethical approach to hiring.
The above applies to any labour agencies that we might wish to use as well as lower tier subcontractors and their labour agencies. The verification process typically involves checking whether our suppliers have in place policies and procedures to reduce the possibility of people being subject to modern slavery or exploitation.
This Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking Statement will be regularly reviewed and updated as necessary. The Senior Management Team endorses this policy statement and is fully committed to its implementation.