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Modern Day Slavery

modern day slavery

Modern slavery is an increasing global issue. It includes human trafficking, slavery, servitude and forced or compulsory labour. 

No form of modern slavery is acceptable in our operation, or in those of companies who work with us, or on our behalf. No one should be made to work against their will. No one should be deprived of their identity papers, nor should they have to pay to work with us. Yet an estimated 40 million people around the world are exploited and forced into work. They often suffer physical, psychological or sexual abuse in the process. 

The Modern Slavery Act 2015 (MSA) is aimed at fighting crimes of slavery and human trafficking. The UK government is encouraging all businesses (especially medium and large organisations) to help combat these crimes, particularly through achieving increased transparency in their supply chains. 

Cornwallis Elt recognises that all businesses have an obligation to prevent slavery and human trafficking and our aim is thus to prevent this within our business and within the supply chains through which we operate. To this end, we have a zero-tolerance policy within both our own company and all our supply chain partners.