Anti Slavery and Human Trafficking Policy

GRADONARCHITECTURE maintains relationships with many different organisations across the world, as well as our own employees.  In relation to the general law on employment and human rights, and in particular to the Modern Slavery Act 2015, we continually  review our existing compliance and risk management processes to determine to what existing measures we have in place and what further measures may be required to prevent slavery and human trafficking taking place in any part of our businesses or in our supply chains.

We have adopted a statement of our corporate value on the prevention of modern slavery and human trafficking.  The statement governs all our business dealings.

As part of our culture of governance for excellent business, we operate within a set of core values which reflect our relationships with our key stakeholder groups, which include our clients, our suppliers and all of our team members.  We adopt a behavioural value for all our business relationships, reflecting our attitude to the exploitation of individuals in any form, and more particularly the offences under the Modern Slavery Act 2015.  We are committed to opposing modern slavery in all its forms and pre­venting it by whatever means we can.

Our attitude to modern slavery is zero tolerance.

We are committed to acting ethically and with integrity in all our business dealings and relationships and to implementing effective systems and controls to ensure modern slavery is not taking place anywhere in our own businesses or those of our suppliers.

We are 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.

All of our team have an obligation to familiarise themselves with our procedures to help in the identification and prevention of modern slavery and to conduct business in a manner such that the opportunity for and incidence of modern slavery is prevented.  Adherence to this policy forms part of all team members’ obligations under their contract of employment.

Ultimate responsibility for the prevention and prevention of modern slavery rests with our directors. The board of directors of the company has overall responsibility for ensuring this policy and its implementation comply with our legal and ethical obligations.

Concerns about suspected modern slavery associated with the company or our suppliers may be reported by employees in this manner.