AaGlobal condemns modern slavery in all forms and acknowledges the seriousness and impact of this problem that affects millions of people in both developed and developing countries. AaGlobal is committed to ensuring slavery and human trafficking does not exist in its operation or supply chains. This statement defines the steps taken by the company to combat modern slavery and efforts made to understand potential risks and complexities surrounding the issue.
AaGlobal considers that modern slavery encompasses:
• Human trafficking
• Forced work through mental or physical threat
• Being owned or controlled by an employer through mental or physical abuse, or the threat of abuse
• Being dehumanised, treated as a commodity or being bought and sold as property
• Being physically constrained, or to have restriction placed upon an individual’s freedom of movement.
AaGlobal acknowledges its responsibilities in relation to tackling modern slavery and commits to complying with the provisions outlined in the Modern Slavery Act of 2015. AaGlobal understands that this requires an ongoing review of both its internal practices in relation to its labour force and, additionally, its supply chains.
AaGlobal does not enter into business with any other organisation, whether in the UK or abroad, which knowingly supports or is found to involve itself in slavery, servitude and forced or compulsory labour.
No labour provided to AaGlobal in the pursuance of the provision of its own services is obtained by means of slavery or human trafficking.
We have implemented the following measures to combat modern slavery and human trafficking within our operations:
• Supplier Assessment: we assess our suppliers and freelancers in order to ensure that they adhere to our standards for ethical labour practices.
• Training and Awareness: We provide training to all staff in order to increase awareness of modern slavery and human trafficking. Helping them to better identify and address potential risks.
• Reporting Procedures: We have clear channels for employees, suppliers, freelancers etc. to report any concerns relating to trafficking or modern slavery. All reports are treated with confidentiality and actioned accordingly.
• Annual Reviews: Of supplier contracts to identify and assess the potential risks in its supply chains. This includes power of contract termination in the event that the supplier is, or is suspected to be involved in modern slavery.
• Zero Tolerance: AaGlobal has a zero tolerance policy towards modern slavery. There is no exception to this and applies to all workers within AaGlobal and suppliers.
Our due diligence processes are ongoing, in order to assess the risk of modern slavery and human trafficking within our supply chain. We:
• Conduct regular reviews of our suppliers practices
• Evaluate the effectiveness of our policies and procedures
• Share best practices within the industry
In line with the Modern Slavery Act 2015, we will review and update the Modern Slavery Statement annually. To confirm the actions taken, to ensure slavery and human trafficking is not taking place in our supply chain or own business.
Slavery Compliance Officer
AaGlobal has a Slavery Compliance Officer, Andrei Sparling to whom all concerns regarding Modern Slavery should be addressed, and who will then undertake relevant action with regard to AaGlobal’s obligations.