Anti-Corruption & Anti-Slavery Policies
Industrial Textiles & Plastics Ltd is committed to limiting the risk of modern slavery occurring within its business, its supply chains or in any other business relationship.
The policy applies to all persons working for or on behalf of ITP, in any capacity, including employees, directors, officers, contractors, consultants and any other third-party representative.
ITP expects all who have, or seek to have, a business relationship with the Company to familiarise themselves with this policy and to act in a way that is consistent with its values.
The Company will only do business with organisations who fully comply with this policy, or those who are taking verifiable steps towards compliance.
This policy will be used to underpin and inform any statement on slavery and human trafficking that the Company is required to produce further to the transparency in supply chain requirements of Section 54 of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 (MSA).
What Do We Mean by Modern Slavery?
Modern slavery can take many forms; it is a complex and multi-faceted problem. The Modern Slavery Act (MSA) 2015 covers four key criminal activities:
- Slavery: where ownership is exercised over an individual
- Servitude: involves the obligation to provide service imposed by coercion
- Forced and compulsory labour: all work or service, not voluntarily performed, which is obtained from an individual under the threat of force or penalty
- Human trafficking: involves arranging or facilitating the travel of another with a view to exploiting them
Other forms of modern slavery, which will not be tolerated but are not specifically referenced in the MSA, include, but are not limited to:
- Child labour: whilst not always illegal in the jurisdiction in which it takes places, child labour involves the employment of children that is exploitative or is likely to be hazardous to or interfere with a child’s education, health (including mental health), physical well-being or social development.
All forms of modern slavery have in common, the deprivation of a person’s liberty by another in order to exploit them for commercial or personal gain and amount to a violation of an individual’s fundamental human rights.
Tackling modern slavery requires colleagues to play a part and remain vigilant to the risk in all aspect of the A‑Gas business and business relationships.
Responsibility for this Policy
The Executive Board has overall responsibility for this policy and in ensuring that the Company complies with all its legal and ethical obligations.
Anti-corruption and Bribery Policy
It is our policy to conduct our business in an honest manner, and to act with integrity in all our business dealings and relationships wherever we operate and in all business sectors. We will uphold all laws relevant to countering bribery and corruption in all of the jurisdictions in which we operate. We will act in accordance with the United Kingdom Bribery Act 2010, in respect of our conduct in the UK and overseas.