Modern slavery, an unacceptable violation of basic human rights, exists in various forms such as slavery, servitude, forced labour, and human trafficking. Each of these abhorrent practices involves exploiting individuals for personal or commercial benefit, stripping them of their freedom.
At Fitness Brain, we stand against modern slavery with an unwavering zero-tolerance approach. Our commitment to acting ethically and with integrity extends to all business activities and relationships. We pledge to implement and enforce robust systems and measures to guarantee no modern slavery in our operations or supply chain.
Transparency is central to our business and in our mission to eradicate modern slavery throughout our supply chain. We demand high ethical standards from all contractors, suppliers, and other business partners. Our contracts expressly forbid forced, compulsory, or trafficked labour, or any form of slavery or servitude. We also anticipate our suppliers will ensure their own suppliers adhere to these standards.
This policy covers all individuals associated with Fitness Brain in any capacity, including employees at all levels, directors, officers, volunteers, agents, contractors, consultants, representatives, and business partners. While not a part of any employment contract, this policy is subject to revisions as needed.
Our Procurement Department shoulders the responsibility to ensure this policy complies with our legal and ethical obligations, and that everyone under our purview adheres to it.
The Group Purchasing Director bears the primary responsibility for policy implementation, monitoring, query resolution, and auditing of internal systems and procedures to counter modern slavery. Managers at all levels are tasked with ensuring their team members understand and abide by this policy, and are provided any necessary training.
All individuals must read, comprehend, and comply with this policy. The detection, prevention, and reporting of modern slavery within our business or supply chain are responsibilities of everyone associated with us. Any activity potentially leading to or suggesting a policy violation should be avoided.
Report any belief or suspicion of a policy conflict to your manager or the Procurement Department at the earliest opportunity. We encourage raising concerns about any suspicions of modern slavery in any part of our business or our suppliers’ supply chains promptly.
Should you believe or suspect a policy breach has occurred or may occur, notify your manager or follow our Whistleblowing Policy procedure as soon as possible. If uncertain whether a certain act or condition within our supply chain represents modern slavery, discuss it with your manager or the Procurement Department.
We foster an open environment and support anyone who raises genuine concerns in good faith under this policy, even if those concerns are later proven incorrect. We ensure no individual faces negative consequences for reporting in good faith suspicions of modern slavery. If you believe you have experienced such treatment, inform your manager immediately.
POLICY COMMUNICATION & AWARENESS
We provide training on this policy and the risks our business faces from modern slavery in the supply chain as needed. Our zero-tolerance approach to modern slavery is communicated to all suppliers, contractors, and business partners at the beginning of our business relationship and reiterated as necessary.
Any employee found to violate this policy will face disciplinary action, potentially leading to dismissal for misconduct or gross misconduct. Our relationship with individuals and organisations representing us may be terminated if they breach this policy.