Modern Slavery Policy – County Tree Care – Hampshire Based Arborists

 

This statement sets out the measures that County Tree Care takes to help ensure that no acts of modern slavery or human trafficking is present within our business or supply chain.

Modern slavery includes slavery, forced labour, servitude and human trafficking.

This statement is made according to section 54(1) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015.

Anti Slavery Policy

County Tree Care has a zero-tolerance approach to any form of modern slavery or human trafficking. We demand that all contractors, suppliers and other business partners have the same zero-tolerance approach, and we will cease to work with organisations and individuals if they fail to comply.

Our company and staff are committed to acting with integrity and ethically in all business dealings. We have put effective controls and procedures in place to help safeguard against any form of modern slavery taking place within our business or supply chain.

We conduct and maintain supplier evaluations, control procedure and retain a list of approved suppliers. We do our due diligence on every supplier before they become one of our preferred suppliers. This due diligence involves a search online to ensure that the organisation or individual has never been convicted of any offences relating to modern slavery.

Recruitment policy

At County Tree Care, we operate with a robust recruitment policy; this includes conducting eligibility to work in the UK checks for all employees. We carry out these checks to prevent human trafficking or individuals being forced to work against their will. 

Our “Right to work checks” includes obtaining, checking and making copies of original documents i.e. passports as outlined on the .gov website https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/right-to-work-checks-employers-guide

Whistleblowing policy

We also operate a whistleblowing policy so all employees are aware that they can raise any concerns regarding how colleagues are treated, or practices within our operations, business or supply chain, without fear of reprisals.