Iksplein LTD www.iksplein.com
Labour and Anti-Slavery Policy.
This policy is relevant to the Organisation itself, our contractors, sub-contractors, suppliers, freelancers, members of the public and other parties engaged with the Organisation's business. The Organisation has identified a number of compelling reasons to establish a comprehensive system of minimum labour standards to guide its business operations.
1. Modern Slavery Act 2015. We believe we all have a responsibility for promoting ethical and lawful employment practices throughout our industry. We acknowledges its responsibility to the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and we aim to ensure transparency within our organisation and those of our suppliers. We will not knowingly use unlawful child labour or forced labour in any of the services we provide, nor will we knowingly accept products or services from suppliers that employ or utilise child labour or forced labour. Our employees adhere to high standards of behaviour and integrity in relation to the Modern Slavery Act 2015 as part of our concerted effort to prevent slavery and human trafficking. In turn, we require our clients, suppliers and contractors to respect and follow this policy to ensure slavery and human trafficking is not present in any supply chains.
2. Minimum Labour Standards
2.1 Ethical Responsibilities - the Organisation acknowledges its obligations towards its employees, stakeholders and the communities in which we work and operate. The Organisation wishes to carry out work and to do business in an ethical fashion.
2.2 Reduced Quality of Service – the Organisation recognises that there is commonly a link between poor labour standards and poor quality of services. To this end, it is in the interest of the Organisation to ensure that the Organisation reaches and exceeds minimum labour standards requirements at all times.
These minimum labour standards are:
Child Labour – the Organisation does not and will not engage in or support the use of child labour. The Organisation respects and supports children’s rights consistent with the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) and the Children’s Rights and Business Principles (CRBP).
Forced or Compulsory Labour – the Organisation shall not engage in or support the use of forced or compulsory labour, or bonded or involuntary prison labour. Employees are free to leave after providing reasonable notice in line with their individual contracts of employment.
Health and Safety – the Organisation shall provide a safe and healthy workplace environment and shall take effective steps to prevent potential accidents and injuries to employee's health by minimising, so far as is reasonably practicable, and in co- operation with its employees, workers and other members of staff, the causes of hazards inherent in the workplace. All employees will receive safety and job specific health and safety instructions during the course of their employment with the Organisation.
Freedom of Association – freedom of association is respected and the Organisation will comply with UK labour relations legislation (as appropriate) in this regard.
Discrimination – the Organisation shall not engage in or support any discriminatory practices in recruitment, remuneration, access to training, promotion, termination or retirement based on gender (including gender reassignment), marital status, family status, religious belief, disability, age, racial grounds (race, colour, nationality or ethnic origin, including membership of the traveller community), sexual orientation or other conditions that could give rise to discrimination.
Disciplinary Practices – the Organisation shall treat all employees and members of staff with dignity and respect. The Organisation shall not engage in or tolerate the use of corporal punishment, mental or physical coercion, harassment, intimidation or verbal abuse of personnel.
Working Hours – the Organisation shall comply with applicable laws and industry standards on working hours and holiday entitlements. The Organisation’s normal working hours do not exceed 48 hours per week, and overtime hours do not exceed 12 hours per week, with the relevant periods of rest similarly observed. The Organisation ensures that all employees have the legal right to be employed in the UK.
Remuneration - the Organisation shall comply with national laws and regulations with regard to wages and benefits. All work related activities are carried out on the basis of a recognised employment relationship established according to national law and practice. All members of staff are remunerated in a way which is in excess of the national minimum wage in the UK. The Group is committed to the Living Wage for staff other than those on formalised training programmes.
If you have any questions relating to our Labour Standards, please email us at
email@example.com or use our contact form.
This policy was last updated on 1st June 2019.