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Lavendon is committed to upholding the provision of human rights both throughout the Group and its supply chain. The Group has detailed and fully documented policies that maintain a working environment in support of all colleagues and prohibit discriminatory practices.
The UK’s Modern Slavery Act 2015 requires certain businesses to provide disclosure concerning their efforts to address the issues of slavery and human trafficking in their supply chains. The disclosures are intended to provide customers the ability to make better informed decisions about the services they buy and companies they support.
We require our strategic supply partners to confirm that they comply with all relevant legislation, including the Modern Slavery Act 2015, and provide written assurance that they have appropriate anti-bribery and corruption policies and procedures in place.
All employees of the Group are required to undergo Anti-Bribery & Corruption training and to read and acknowledge all internal company policies in relation to grievance, whistle-blowing and discrimination. Furthermore, we require our strategic supply partners to confirm that they operate to and comply with good ethical practices as set out in Lavendon’s Responsible Procurement and Supplier Management Policy. This sets the aspiration that our supply chain meets core international ethical standards based on the UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the International Labour Organisation Conventions which emphasises our commitment to equal human rights for all persons and our determination to prohibit actions contrary to this, such as forced or child labour.