This statement is made pursuant to section 54 of the modern slavery act 2015 and sets out the mechanisms that Univet Ltd has taken to ensure that modern slavery or human trafficking is not taking place within our business or supply chain. Our supply chain includes companies that supply raw materials, specialist trade contractors that undertake supply and fix contracts, labour-only subcontractors and specialist professional organisations that provide a range of services across the portfolio of projects we deliver for our clients. Univet Ltd are committed to maintaining and improving systems and processes to avoid complicity in human rights violations related to our own operations and that of our supply chain.
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.
- 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
- Implementing and enforcing 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 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 Modern Slavery Act 2015.
- We expect the same high standards from all of our contractors, suppliers and other business partners.
- As part of our contracting processes, we include specific prohibitions against the use of forced, compulsory or trafficked labour, or anyone held in slavery or servitude, whether adults or children, and we expect that our suppliers will hold their own suppliers to the same high standards.
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, Labour Only Sub Contractors, Sub contractors, external consultants, third-party representatives and business partners
Does not form part of any employee’s contract of employment and we may amend it at any time.
Univet Ltd recognises that slavery and human trafficking can occur in many forms. Therefore, throughout this statement we use the terms “slavery and human trafficking” to encompass various forms of coerced labour. We believe that working in partnership with our clients, community stakeholders and supply chain in a sustainable way enables us to find practical, safer methods of ethical trading free from slavery and human trafficking. We undertake all reasonable and practical steps to ensure that our standards are being implemented throughout the businesses of our suppliers and that relevant legislation and regulations are complied with. We will only trade with those who fully comply with this policy.
This statement has been approved by our Directors & Senior Management Team who will review and as appropriate. This statement is made pursuant to section 54(1) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and constitutes the Univet Ltd Slavery and Human Trafficking Statement for 2020.
Managing Director, Univet Ltd