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.
JJO recognise that modern slavery and human trafficking is a violation of fundamental human rights and is contrary to the Modern Slavery Act 2015.
The company 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 and to 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.
The company will take steps to ensure that modern slavery and human trafficking are not taking place in its own business, or within any of its supply chain.
This will be achieved by ensuring: -
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, agents, contractors, external consultants, third-party representatives, and business partners.
The Board of Directors has overall responsibility for ensuring this policy complies with our legal and ethical obligations, and that all those under our control comply with it.
Line managers at all levels are responsible for ensuring those reporting to them understand and comply with this policy and are given adequate and regular training on it and the issue of modern slavery in supply chains.
Our zero-tolerance approach to modern slavery must be communicated to all suppliers, contractors, and business partners at the outset of our business relationship with them and reinforced as appropriate thereafter.
Every employee has an individual responsibility to ensure compliance with this Policy, including being alert to the risk of such unlawful practices.
In addition, we will notify the relevant authorities of an individual, or a supplier’s contravention of the Modern Slavery Act.
This Policy will be reviewed annually to ensure that it reflects current legislation and regulations.
This policy has the full support and commitment of senior management.
Signed on behalf of JJO plc:
Implementation Date: 18th December 2020
Reviewed Date: 17th December 2021
We are an employer required by law to carry out Gender Pay Reporting under the Equality Act 2010 (Gender Pay Gap Information) Regulations 2017.
This involves carrying out calculations that show the difference between the average earnings of men and women in our organisation; it will not involve publishing individual employee’s data.