This policy applies to every supplier whom provides goods or services to the Pure Electric family of companies
1. Policy statement
- 1.1 Modern slavery is a crime and a violation of fundamental human rights. It takes various forms, such as slavery, servitude, forced and compulsory labour and human trafficking, all of which have in common the deprivation of a person's liberty by another in order to exploit them for personal or commercial gain. We are committed to acting ethically and with integrity in all our business dealings and relationships and to implementing and enforcing effective systems and controls to ensure modern slavery is not taking place anywhere in our own business or in any of our supply chains.
- 1.2 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. We expect the same high standards from all of our contractors, suppliers and other business partners, and as part of our contracting processes, we include specific prohibitions against the use of forced, compulsory or trafficked labour, or anyone held in slavery or servitude, whether adults or children, and we expect that our suppliers will hold their own suppliers to the same high standards.
- 1.3 This policy applies to all persons working for us or on our behalf in any capacity, including employees at all levels, directors, officers, agency workers, seconded workers, volunteers, interns, agents, contractors, external consultants, third-party representatives and business partners.
- 1.4 Any employee who breaches this policy will face disciplinary action, which could result in dismissal for gross misconduct. This policy does not form part of any employee's contract of employment and we may amend it at any time. It will be reviewed regularly.
- 1.5 Any non-employee who breaches this policy may have their contract terminated with immediate effect.
2. Compliance with the policy
- 2.1 Suppliers must ensure to read, understand and comply with this policy.
- 2.2 The prevention, detection and reporting of modern slavery in any part of our business or supply chains is the responsibility of all those working for us or under our control or instruction. Suppliers are required to avoid any activity that might lead to, or suggest, a breach of this policy.
2.3 Suppliers must notify their Pure Electric contact point in writing as soon as possible if they believe or suspect that a conflict with this policy has occurred, or may occur in the future.
3. Communication and awareness of this policy
3.1 Our commitment to addressing the issue of modern slavery in our business and supply chains is communicated to all suppliers, contractors and business partners at the outset of our business relationship with them and reinforced as appropriate thereafter.
4.Breaches of this policy
4.1 Any supplier who breaches this policy is a breach of its contractual obligations to Pure Electric and we may terminate our relationship with individuals and organisations working on our behalf if they breach this policy.