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Modern Slavery Policy Statement

In accordance with the Modern Slavery Act 2015, Ferno (UK) Limited is committed to a work environment that is free from human trafficking, forced labour and unlawful child labour (collectively “human trafficking and slavery”). It also strongly believes that it has a responsibility for promoting ethical and lawful employment practices.

Accordingly, Ferno UK will not knowingly use unlawful child labour or forced labour in any of the utilities and/or other commodities, products and/or services it provides, nor will it accept commodities, products and/or services from suppliers that employ or utilise child labour or forced labour. 

Human trafficking and slavery are crimes under UK and International Law. These crimes exist in countries throughout the world. This policy statement defines Ferno UK’s commitment to ensuring that human trafficking and slavery does not exist within its own business, but also provides how we will make efforts to eradicate the same from other businesses with whom we maintain a relationship (and especially from within its supply chain).

Ferno UK has appointed its Operations Director as its senior compliance officer (its Anti-Slavery and Human Trafficking Officer) and will take appropriate steps to ensure not only its own compliance but also that these requirements are followed by its suppliers, sub-contractors and/or business partners (collectively by its “Suppliers”) worldwide.

All Suppliers are therefore required to adhere to the following:

Definitions


Human Trafficking:

The recruitment, transportation, transfer, harbouring or receipt of persons, by means of the threat or use of force or other forms of coercion, of abduction, of fraud, of deception, of the abuse of power or of a position of vulnerability or of the giving or receiving of payments or benefits to achieve the consent of a person having control over another person for the purpose of exploitation.

Forced Labour:

All work or service, not voluntarily performed, that is obtained from an individual under the threat of force or penalty.

Harmful Child Labour:

Consists of the employment of children that is economically exploitative, or is likely to be hazardous to, or interfere with, the child’s education, or to be harmful to the child’s health, or physical, mental, spiritual, moral, or social development.