This policy sets set out a statement that supports Airnow Technology’s stand on modern slavery.
Modern slavery is a crime and a violation of fundamental human rights. It takes 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.
Airnow Technology have a zero-tolerance approach to modern slavery and are committed to acting ethically and with integrity in all our business dealings and relationships and enforce effective systems and controls to ensure modern slavery is not taking place anywhere in our own business or in any of our supply chains.
We are committed to ensuring there is transparency in our own business and in our approach to tackling modern slavery throughout our supply chains, consistent with our disclosure obligations under the Modern Slavery Act 2015.
This policy applies to all persons working for or on our behalf, including but not limited to employees at all levels, directors, officers, agency workers, seconded workers, volunteers, interns, agents, contractors, external consultants, third-party representatives and business partners.
This policy does not form part of any employee’s contract of employment and we may amend it at any time.
RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE POLICY
The Board has overallresponsibility for ensuring this policy complieswith ourlegal and ethical obligations, and that all those under our control comply with it.
The Company Secretary has primary responsibility but monitoring, use and effectiveness, dealing with any queries, auditing and ensuring procedures are effective is under the ISO27001 governance and reporting. Certification to ISO27001 is scheduled for September 2023
You are invited to comment on this policy and suggest ways in which it might be improved. Comments, suggestions and queries are encouraged and should be addressed to any of the Airnow Technology team or the Company Secretary.
ALL STAFF : You must notify your manager as soon as possible if you believe orsuspect that a conflict with this policy has occurred, or may occur in the future.
You are encouraged to raise concerns about any issue or suspicion of modern slavery in any parts of our business or supply chains of any supplier tier at the earliest possible stage. If you believe or suspect a breach of this policy has occurred or that it may occur you must notify your manager or report it in accordance with our Whistleblowing Policy as soon as possible.
If you are unsure about whether a particular act, the treatment of workers more generally, or their working conditions within any tier of our supply chains constitutes any of the various forms of modern slavery, raise it with your manager or any of the Abilott team or the Company Secretary.
Airnow Technology’s aim is 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 chains.
COMMUNICATION AND AWARENESS
Training on this policy, and on the risk our business faces from modern slavery in its supply chains, forms part of the induction to ISO27001 and part of Introduction to Airnow Technology’s security for all staff and regular training will be provided as necessary.
BREACHES OF THIS POLICY
Any employee who breaches this policy will face disciplinary action, which could result in dismissal for misconduct or gross misconduct
This policy is reviewed regularly in the case of influencing changes to ensure it remains
appropriate for the business and our ability to serve our customers.
|Version No||Date||Reason and Changes made||Authored by||Reviewed by|
|0.0||11/11/2021||Creation of policy and style||Millie Pearce|
|0.1||12/11/2021||Review and updated al controls||Charlie Adams|
|0.2||22/11/2021||Reformat and passed to security forum||Millie Pearce|
|0.3||23/11/2021||General tidy. Corrected company name, fixed logo,
amended header, removed document identification within
|0.4||23/11/2021|| Final typos corrected before management review. Added
|Millie Pearce||Board of Directors|
|1.0||24/11/2021||Approved and published||Millie Pearce||Board of Directors|