Modern Slavery is a fundamental violation of human rights. It can take 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.
BIH has a zero-tolerance approach to Modern Slavery of any kind within our own operations or our supply chain. We are committed to acting ethically in all business dealings and to ensuring effective systems and controls are in place to identify Modern Slavery risks within the scope of our operations.
We recognise that our biggest exposure to Modern Slavery is through our supply chain. We are committed to ensuring that there is no Modern Slavery in any area of our business and expect the same high standards from our suppliers. We operate an approved supplier list, entry to which is subject to due diligence checks, supplier confirmations and review via our Procurement, QA and Finance functions, which may include premises audits and assessments.
We aim 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. We are committed to ensuring no one suffers any detrimental treatment as a result of reporting in good faith their suspicion that Modern Slavery of whatever form is or may be taking place in any part of our own business or in any of our supply chain. BIH operates a Whistleblowing Policy which all staff are familiar with. Through this policy, all staff are expected to report concerns and management are expected to investigate fully and act upon any findings.
The Company Directors take responsibility for BIH behaving ethically and will provide adequate resources to continuously improve our practices and ensure that this policy and its objectives are complied with.
Stuart Cummings, CEO