Anti-slavery & Human Trafficking Policy
This policy applies to all persons working for us or on our behalf in any capacity, including employees at all levels, agency workers, contractors and suppliers.
Maple Leaf strictly prohibits the use of modern slavery and human trafficking in our operations and supply chain. We are committed to implementing and maintaining our systems and controls aimed at ensuring that modern slavery is not taking place anywhere within either our organisation or in any of our supply chains. We expect and insist that our suppliers will hold their own suppliers to the same high standards.
Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking
Modern slavery is a term used to encompass slavery, servitude, forced and compulsory labour, bonded and child labour and human trafficking.
Human trafficking is where a person arranges or facilitates the travel of another person with a view to that person being exploited. Modern slavery is a crime and a violation of fundamental human rights.
We are a company that expects everyone working with us or on our behalf to support and uphold the following measures to safeguard against modern slavery:
We have a zero-tolerance approach to modern slavery in our organisation and our supply chains
The prevention, detection and reporting of modern slavery in any part of our organisation or supply chain is the responsibility of all those working for us or on our behalf. Workers must not engage in, facilitate or fail to report any activity that might lead to, or suggest, a breach of this policy.
We engage with our stakeholders and suppliers to address the risk of modern slavery in our operations and supply chain.
We take a risk based approach to any contracting processes and keep them under review.
Consistent with our risk based approach we may require:
Employment and recruitment agencies and other third parties supplying workers to our organisation to confirm their compliance with the principles set out in this statement
Suppliers engaging workers through a third party must obtain that third parties’ agreement to adhere to these principles
As part of our ongoing risk assessment and due diligence processes we will consider whether circumstances warrant us carrying out audits of suppliers for their compliance with our policy
If we find that other individuals or organisations working on our behalf have breached this policy we will ensure that we take appropriate action. This will range from requiring any breaches being remediated to the termination of such relationships.