Vigilis Tree Shelters Modern Slavery Policy
Modern Slavery is a term which encompasses slavery, servitude and forced or compulsory labour. Human trafficking is defined as arranging or facilitating the travel of another person with a view to that person being exploited.
This statement sets out the steps that Vigilis Tree Shelters Limited has taken during this financial year to ensure that modern slavery and human trafficking does not occur in our organisation or in our supply chains. We conduct our business fairly, ethically and with respect to fundamental human rights.
Vigilis Tree Shelters Limited is a manufacturer and distributor of tree protection products. We are headquartered in the UK and provide products to customers globally. The demand for our services is seasonal; with our busy period running from October to March.
We encourage transparency in our supply chains and have a series of measures to mitigate the risk of slavery and human trafficking.
Suppliers identified as higher risk were processed to understand their compliance with the Modern Slavery Act.
The Company has not, to its knowledge, conducted any business with another organisation which has been found to have involved itself with modern slavery.
We pay all our employees at or above the National Living Wage. Our grievance, safeguarding, bullying and harassment, and whistleblowing policies give a platform for our employees and volunteers to raise concerns on any wrong-doing or poor working practices.
In accordance with section 54(4) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015, the Company continues to ensure that modern slavery is not taking place through the following processes:
– Request new suppliers confirm their compliance with the Modern Slavery Act 2015.
– Reserved the right to terminate supplier contracts in the event that a supplier is involved in Modern Slavery.
– Introduced monitoring of our approach to review potentially higher risk suppliers in addition to requesting compliance with our Code of Conduct.
– Ensure that any new employees involved in the procurement process undergo training.
This statement has been approved by John Warner, CEO of Vigilis Tree Shelters Limited.