Modern Slavery Policy 2019
Aganto (t/a Steel Span) recognises that modern slavery is an unquestionable and indefensible violation of an individual’s basic human rights. Aganto recognises we have a moral and social responsibility to implement a zero – tolerance policy to modern slavery in all its forms We are committed to preventing slavery and trafficking in our corporate activities and ensuring, as much as we can, that our supply chains are free from slavery and human trafficking.
Due diligence is undertaken when considering taking on new suppliers and we are reviewing our existing suppliers using the following:
- Understanding our supply chain to identify and assess products or geographical risks of modern slavery and human trafficking
- Evaluating modern slavery and human trafficking risks using our Quality, Environmental, Health and Safety Questionnaires
- Conducting supplier audits
- Terminating relationships with suppliers that fail to improve their performance in line with action plans
We use the following policies to assist with the identification of modern slavery risks and to prevent slavery and human trafficking in our operations:
Whistleblowing Policy – all employees are encouraged to report any concerns relating to unlawful conduct, malpractice, dangers to the public or environment and any other serious matter. The Modern Slavery Act 2015 is mentioned in this policy
Quality, Environmental and Health and Safety Questionnaires – we are committed to ensuring our suppliers adhere to the highest standards of ethics. Suppliers are required to declare they provide safe working conditions, treat workers with dignity and respect and act ethically and within the law in their use of labour. Serious violations of the policies will lead to an end of the business relationship
Business Ethics Policy – sets out the core values that we expect to be followed throughout the company and specifically mentions the Modern Slavery Act 2015.