Last updated: 4th August 2021
Modern slavery is a crime and a violation of fundamental human rights, resulting in the deprivation of a person’s liberty by another in order to exploit them for personal or commercial gain.
We have a zero-tolerance approach and are fully committed to preventing slavery and human trafficking in our corporate activities.
We are also committed to ensuring there is transparency in our own business and in our approach to tackling modern slavery throughout our supply chains, consistent with our disclosure obligations under the Modern Slavery Act 2015.
This statement sets out CHG-MERIDIAN UK’s actions to understand all potential modern slavery risks related to business and to ensure steps are maintained to prevent slavery and human trafficking.
CHG-MERIDIAN UK is an independent specialist IT Lessor that delivers innovative IT services, solutions and exceptional customer service through proven technology, processes and people.
Our suppliers are pre-qualified through a process of diligence, relating to company performance, HS&E compliance and references from other customers to establish that they are suitable.
In the event that we are made aware of any human trafficking/slavery activities within the supply chain, we would act immediately in accordance with our legal and moral obligations.
We are committed to ensuring that there is no modern slavery or human trafficking in our supply chains or in any part of our business. We are committed to acting ethically and with integrity in all our business relationships and to implementing and enforcing effective systems and controls to ensure slavery and human trafficking is not taking place anywhere in our supply chains.
Our Processes include:
To maintain awareness and ensure a high level of understanding of the risks of modern slavery and human trafficking in our business, our employees are trained on our company handbook and supplemental policies upon induction. Any amendments are publicised by the Finance Director by email and with a link to the location on our Intranet.
CHG MERIDIAN is a global organisation operating in 28 different countries around the world. We are proud to be a signatory to the United Nations Global Compact, this starts with a company’s value system. It means we operate in a way that meets the fundamental responsibilities in all areas of Human Rights including labour, environment and anti-corruption. The Ten Principles of the UN Global Compact form a key part of our strategies, policies and procedures. The Ten Principles of the United Nations Global Compact are derived from: the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the International Labour Organisation’s Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work, the Rio Declaration on Environment and Development, and the United Nations Convention Against Corruption. Please also see our Sustainability Report (page 28) for additional information.
This statement is made pursuant to section 54(1) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and constitutes our Group’s slavery and human trafficking statement for the financial year ending 2020.
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