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Modern slavery is any form of, forced or compulsory labour, servitude, bonded and child labour. Human trafficking, a sub-category of modern slavery, is where a person exploited, forced, threatened or deceived into providing labour, usually across borders but it can also occur within the same community. Modern slavery and human trafficking are crimes and violation of fundamental human rights.
FM Finance Ltd. is committed to protecting human rights and to the fair and ethical treatment of all persons. We strictly forbid any use of modern slavery and human trafficking in our operations and in our supply chain. We expect that our customers and our suppliers will hold their suppliers to this standard.
Whilst negligible, we are aware that modern slavery and human trafficking can affect several areas of our business including outsourced services, cleaning services, corporate hospitality, recruitment through agencies and even the clients that we provide services to, for which, our audits (external and internal) will consider these risks in their assessments.
Steps we take
All staff must be eligible to work in the UK and will only be offered employment after we have verified this. They will be given a written contract of employment and will not be asked to pay any direct or indirect fees to obtain work. Information will be provided to all employees on their statutory rights including sick pay, holiday pay, and any other benefits they be entitled to.
Third party due diligence processes
We diligently review all third parties before we contract with them, and we will not contract with a person or company that engages in, or is associated with, modern slavery or human trafficking.
If we later find that our employees or contractors have breached this policy we will ensure that we take appropriate action. This may range from working with the offender to remediate the breach or terminating such relationships where deemed necessary.
The prevention, detection and reporting of modern slavery in any part of our organisation or supply chain is the responsibility of all those working for us or on our behalf. Workers must not engage in, facilitate or fail to report any activity that might lead to, or suggest, a breach of this policy.
Training on modern slavery and trafficking
We govern the risk of modern slavery and trafficking through our Audit and Risk Committee and we raise awareness through this statement on our website, and by providing resources to our employees and contractors to help identify the signs of modern slavery and human trafficking. In addition, it is the responsibility of all our senior managers and directors listen to employees and remain alert to indicators of human slavery.