The Modern Slavery Act became an act of parliament on 26th March 2015.
The policy sets out to protect victims of human trafficking and slavery. RealityMine Limited (the Company) wholly supports the Act and is committed to ensuring that our business is conducted in a professional and ethical manner.
The Company will not tolerate the use of forced or child labour in any of its operations.
The Company will not tolerate the physical punishment, abuse or involuntary servitude of any worker.
Our attitude to modern slavery and human trafficking is zero tolerance and we expect all those in our supply chain to demonstrate their commitment and comply with our values.
Any supplier found to be demonstrating unacceptable practices will be investigated and provided with guidance regarding immediate required improvements. If no improvement is implemented or they indicate an unwillingness to cease unacceptable practices they will be reported to the appropriate authorities and ultimately trading with this supplier would cease.
Processes to Oppose Trafficking and Slavery
We are committed to providing applicable staff with a salary, which at least meets the National Living Wage and offering the required statutory leave entitlement. Furthermore, we ensure all our staff have provided their National Insurance Number, or Working Visa if they are not British nationals, prior to their employment and perform the necessary checks to determine their eligibility to work in the UK. By checking our employees’ NI numbers or Working Visas we know they are legally eligible to work in the UK, and that their salary will be monitored by HMRC. The Company’s supply chain is predominantly UK and EU based therefore expect these entities to have applicable anti-slavery and human trafficking policies and procedures. The Company will not forge commercial relationships with any business knowingly involved with slavery or human trafficking.
The prevention, detection and reporting of modern slavery in any part of the Company’s business or supply chains, whether in the UK or abroad, is the responsibility of all those working for the Company or under the Company’s control. Employees are required to avoid any activity that might lead to a breach of this policy.
If anyone believes or suspects a breach of or conflict with this policy has occurred or may occur, they must notify their line manager or report it in accordance with the Company’s Whistle Blowing Policy.
All staff are encouraged to raise concerns about any issue or suspicion of modern slavery in any part of the Company’s business or supply chains as soon as possible. If anyone is unsure about whether a particular act, the treatment of workers, or their working conditions with any of the Company’s supply chains constitutes any of the various forms of modern slavery, please raise it with your line manager or a member of the Senior Management Team. You can also contact the government’s Modern Slavery Helpline on 0800 0121 700 for further information and guidance.
The Company aims to encourage openness and will support anyone who raises genuine concerns in good faith under this policy, even if they turn out to be mistaken. The Company is committed to ensuring no one suffers any detrimental treatment or victimisation as a result of reporting in good faith their suspicion that modern slavery is or may be taking place in any part of its business or in any of its supply chains.
The Company’s zero tolerance approach to modern slavery must be communicated to all suppliers, contractors and other business partners when entering into new or renewed contracts with them.
Breach of the policy
Any employee who breaches this policy will face disciplinary action, up to and including summary dismissal for gross misconduct. The Company may terminate its commercial relationship with suppliers, contractors and other business partners if they are found to have been involved in modern slavery. The Company will undertake responsibility for implementing this Policy Statement and its objectives.