Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking Statement.
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.
BDR Technical Solutions Ltd (BDR Group) and ICOM have a zero-tolerance approach to modern slavery and we are committed to acting ethically and with integrity in all our business dealings and relationships.
We expect the same high standards from all of our contractors, suppliers and other business partners.
The prevention, detection and reporting of modern slavery in any part of our business or supply chains is the responsibility of all those working for us or under our control. Staff are required to avoid any activity that might lead to, or suggest, a breach of this policy.
Staff must notify their line manager OR a company Director as soon as possible if they believe or suspect that a conflict with this policy has occurred or may occur in the future.
Staff 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 staff 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 line manager or company Director.
We aim 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. Detrimental treatment includes dismissal, disciplinary action, threats or other unfavourable treatment connected with raising a concern.
Once this arrangement has been implemented into the policy all employees, sub-contractors and suppliers shall be notified of its existence.
In the event that there is a potential for any issues arising or evidence that this has been allowed to happen a full policy shall be constructed with procedures on control methods.
Reporting Modern Slavery
Slavery may be closer to you than you think. There could be victims of exploitation working in domestic servitude or forced labour on your street.
If you suspect modern slavery, report it to the Modern Slavery Helpline on 08000 121 700 or the police on 101. In an emergency always call 999. Don’t leave it to someone else. Your information could save a life.