Modern slavery is an unquestionable and indefensible violation of an individual's basic human rights. Four Tees Engineers Ltd recognises that as a commercial organisation it has a moral and social responsibility to take a zero-tolerance approach to modern slavery in all forms.
We are committed to preventing slavery and human trafficking in our corporate activities, and to ensuring, as far as we are able, that our supply chains are free from slavery and human trafficking.
We undertake due diligence when considering taking on new suppliers, and are in the process of reviewing our existing suppliers. This due diligence incudes:
Understanding our supply chain so as to identify and assess particular product or geographical risks of modern slavery and human trafficking.
Evaluating modern slavery and human trafficking is assessed by us through the completion of our own Supplier Declaration process.
Conducting supplier audits – our Quality Managers work with suppliers in the UK, Europe
Terminating our relationship with suppliers that fail to improve their performance in line with an action plan or violate our supplier code of conduct.
We operate the following policies that assist our approach to the identification of modern slavery risks and steps to be taken to prevent slavery and human trafficking in our operations:
Whistleblowing Policy - we encourage all our employees, to report any concerns relating to unlawful conduct, malpractice, dangers to the public or the environment, and any other matter of a serious nature. The Modern Slavery Act 2015 (the "Act") is specifically mentioned within this statement and is published in the Company Management System.
Quality and Sustainability - we are committed to ensuring that all our suppliers adhere to the highest standards of ethics. Suppliers are required to declare that they provide safe working conditions, treat workers with dignity and respect, and act ethically and within the law in their use of labour. Serious violations of the Company's Quality and Sustainability Agreement will lead to the termination of the business relationship.
FTE Management System – Four-Tees Ltd polices set out the core values which we expect to be observed throughout the Company and Suppliers.