Modern Slavery Policy Statement & Policy

Hayes Machinery - Modern Slavery Policy Statement & Policy

J Hayes Group Ltd – T/A Hayes Machinery
Unit 3, North Aller Business Park, South Molton, Devon, EX36 3RF.

Issued pursuant to Section 54 of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 for the Financial year 2020/2021

We are committed to conducting business in an ethical and honest manner, and are committed to implementing and enforcing systems that ensure slavery or human trafficking is prevented.

We commit to developing and adopting a proactive approach to tackling hidden labour exploitation.

We are committed to acting professionally, fairly, and with integrity in all business dealings and relationships, wherever in the world we operate.

We will constantly uphold all laws relating to slavery or human trafficking in all the jurisdictions in which we operate. We are bound by laws of the UK, including the Modern Slavery Act 2015, in regards to our conduct both at home and abroad.

We recognise that Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking are punishable by up to life imprisonment. It is with this in mind that we commit to preventing Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking in our business, and take legal responsibilities seriously.

J Hayes Group Ltd shall;
1. Ensure that all employees receive training to have a basic awareness of the signs of Modern Slavery or Human Trafficking and the procedures to report suspicions.
2. Accept that finding fees are a business cost, and will not allow these to be paid by job applicants. The company will not use an individual or an organisation to source and supply workers without confirming that workers are not being charged a work finding fee.
3. Ensure that all staff responsible for directly recruiting workers are trained to be aware of issues around third-party labour exploitation and signs to look for and have signed the recruitment “Declaration of Compliance”.
4. Ensure that labour sourcing, recruitment and worker placement processes are under the control of trusted and competent staff members.
5. Adopt a proactive approach to reporting suspicions of hidden worker exploitation to the police.
6. Provide information on tackling “Modern Slavery”, “Human Trafficking” and “Hidden Labour Exploitation” to our workforce.
7. Encourage workers to report cases of hidden third-party labour exploitation, provide the means to do so and investigate and act on reports appropriately.
8. Positively encourage and support employees and agency workers to report such exploitation which may be occurring within their communities.
9. Require labour providers and other organisations in the labour supply chain to adopt policies and procedures consistent with the above.

Within this financial year J Hayes Group Ltd plans to provide further training and support to its employees and reiterate the importance to raise concerns about suspicions.

1. Any employee who breaches this policy could face disciplinary action, which could result in dismissal.
2. We may terminate our relationship with other individuals and organisations if they were to breach this policy.

J Hayes Group Ltd – Managing Director James Hayes

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