MODERN SLAVERY ACT
The Global Slavery Index estimates there are 29.8 million people globally in modern slavery. Within this massive number of people, the International Labour Organisation (ILO) estimates business and governments are responsible for the largest majority of people in forced labour. Of those exploited by businesses, the largest proportion were subjected to forced labour in industries such as agriculture, construction and manufacturing.
Where breaches of basic standards occur, such as those involving corruption, fraud, bribery, and modern slavery, a “zero tolerance approach” will be adopted, with such breaches addressed immediately.
William Clark is committed to ensuring the highest standard of ethical trading, integrity and transparency within its supply chain. This means sourcing products and services in a responsible manner, engaging with suppliers to improve their working practices and providing clear buying processes to ensure that these high standards are maintained.
The Company also expects the same high standards from all of its suppliers, contractors and other business partners and, as part of its contracting processes, it includes specific prohibitions against the use of modern slavery, and expects that its suppliers will in turn hold their own suppliers to the same standards.
William Clark takes active steps to ensure suppliers comply with our Ethical Trading Policy, which is line with the Ethical Trading Initiative (ETI) and the fundamental conventions of the Internal Labour Organisation (ILO).
In accordance with the Modern Slavery Act 2015, William Clark will require annual certification with this policy from all key suppliers.
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William Clark will not knowingly engage in business with suppliers who do not comply with the following conditions. These conditions apply equally to direct suppliers and their supply chain. Contact us for our most current modern slavery act statement.
MODERN SLAVERY ACT