Statement

Maploom recognises that it has a responsibility to take a robust approach to slavery and human trafficking.

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. Maploom has a zero-tolerance approach to modern slavery and we are committed to acting ethically and with integrity in all our business dealings and relationships and to implement and enforce effective systems and controls to ensure modern slavery is not taking place anywhere in our own business or our supply chain.

Maploom are also committed to ensuring there is transparency in our own business and in our approach to tackling modern slavery throughout our supply chain. We expect the same high standards from all of our contractors, suppliers and other business partners. As part of our contracting processes, we may include specific prohibitions against the use of forced, compulsory, trafficked or child labour, or anyone held in slavery or servitude and we expect our suppliers to hold the same high standards.

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, agents, contractors, external consultants, third-party representatives and business partners.

Maploom ensures our supply chain adheres to local and national laws.   All workers have the right to freedom of movement, to relevant trade union representation and the right to terminate employment.  Our working environment ensures that there is freedom of association, and prohibits the following:

  • any threat of violence, harassment and intimidation
  • the use of worker-paid recruitment fees
  • compulsory overtime
  • child labour
  • discrimination
  • confiscation of workers original identification documents

Activities

The following company activities are considered to be at increased risk of modern slavery.  The list will be reviewed and updated annually.

  • Provision of materials supplied to Maploom (such as marketing materials) which may be produced in jurisdictions or by organisations that are not compliant with such legislation;
  • Provision of IT or Support Services supplied to Maploom which may be produced in jurisdictions or by organisations that are not compliant with such legislation;
  • Employment of sub consultants, suppliers and sub-contractors by Maploom, where their work practices may be non-compliant.

Responsibility

Responsibility for Maploom’s anti-slavery initiatives is as follows:

  • Maploom’s Directors have primary responsibility for investigations and due diligence in relation to suspected instances of slavery and human trafficking. They will have oversight of all supplier procurement processes and activity to ensure that the company remains compliant with this modern slavery statement.
  • Training: All employees are required to read, understand and sign a document acknowledging their understanding of the company’s commitments under this statement and their responsibilities within this.
  • Maploom takes measures to ensure workers have access to a grievance mechanism to report incidents or suspected incidences of modern slavery.

Due diligence

Maploom undertakes due diligence when considering taking on new suppliers, and regularly reviews its existing suppliers.

  • Evaluating the modern slavery and human trafficking risks of each new supplier.
  • Preferring suppliers that have demonstrable and suitable anti-slavery and human trafficking policies and process.
  • Reviewing existing supplier arrangements annually to ensure that our expected anti-slavery standards are being maintained.
  • Encouraging all employees to report concerns regarding potential non-compliance with our expected anti-slavery standards and protecting employees against any adverse treatment for raising concerns.

Last updated – January 2022

Due for Review –  January 2023