Modern day 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.
Blackbird plc has a zero-tolerance approach to modern day slavery and 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.
We are also committed to ensuring there is transparency in our own business and in our approach to tackling modern day 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 customers, contractors, suppliers and other business partners, and as part of our contracting processes, in the coming year we will 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 customers and suppliers will hold their own suppliers to the same high standards.
This policy applies to all persons working for us or on our behalf in any capacity, including Board members, employees at all levels, agency workers, volunteers, interns, contractors, external consultants, third-party representatives and business partners.
The detection and reporting of slavery is the responsibility of all at Blackbird. Concerns about any issue or suspicion of modern slavery in any part of our business or supply chain should be raised at the earliest possible stage through one of the following channels:
- Speak to your line manager
- Speak to HR
Blackbird plc encourages the use of the Modern Slavery Helpline 0800 0121700 should any employee or member of our business require any information in regards to modern slavery or labour standard breaches.