Tetraco Care Agency

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Tetraco Home Care Anti-Slavery and Human Trafficking Policy

Introduction

Tetraco Home Care is committed to acting ethically and with integrity in all our business dealings. We recognize our responsibility to combat slavery and human trafficking and are dedicated to ensuring that modern slavery does not take place in any part of our business or supply chain.

Purpose

This policy outlines our approach to preventing modern slavery and human trafficking within our organization and our supply chain. It applies to all employees, contractors, suppliers, and business partners.

Definitions

  • Modern Slavery: Encompasses slavery, servitude, forced and compulsory labor, and human trafficking.
  • Human Trafficking: The recruitment, transportation, transfer, harboring, or receipt of persons by means of threat, force, coercion, abduction, fraud, deception, abuse of power, or the giving or receiving of payments to achieve the consent of a person for the purpose of exploitation.

Our Commitments

  1. Compliance with Laws: We comply with all applicable laws and regulations concerning modern slavery and human trafficking, including the Modern Slavery Act 2015.
  2. Risk Assessment and Due Diligence: We conduct regular risk assessments of our supply chain and operations to identify and mitigate risks of modern slavery.
  3. Supplier Code of Conduct: We expect our suppliers and partners to adhere to our values and ethical standards. All suppliers must comply with our Supplier Code of Conduct, which includes provisions on anti-slavery and human trafficking.
  4. Employee Training: We provide training to our employees to recognize and report signs of modern slavery and human trafficking.
  5. Reporting and Whistleblowing: We encourage employees and partners to report any concerns related to modern slavery. Reports can be made confidentially through our whistleblowing policy.
  6. Continuous Improvement: We regularly review and update our policies and procedures to ensure they remain effective in combating modern slavery.

Responsibilities

  • Management: Responsible for implementing and enforcing this policy within their departments.
  • Employees: Must report any concerns related to modern slavery and comply with this policy.
  • Suppliers and Partners: Must adhere to our Supplier Code of Conduct and ensure their operations are free from modern slavery.

Procedures

  1. Risk Assessments: Conducted annually to identify high-risk areas within our operations and supply chain.
  2. Supplier Audits: Regular audits of suppliers, particularly those in high-risk industries or regions, to ensure compliance with our anti-slavery standards.
  3. Training Programs: Mandatory training for employees on recognizing and addressing modern slavery and human trafficking.
  4. Reporting Mechanism: Establish a confidential reporting system for employees and third parties to report concerns without fear of retaliation.

Reporting and Compliance

  • Annual Reporting: We will publish an annual Modern Slavery Statement, detailing our efforts to combat modern slavery and human trafficking.
  • Internal Audits: Regular audits to ensure compliance with this policy and identify areas for improvement.

Conclusion

Tetraco Home Care is dedicated to maintaining the highest standards of ethical conduct and integrity. We will continue to work diligently to prevent modern slavery and human trafficking in all aspects of our business operations.

For any concerns or reports related to this policy, please contact our compliance officer at info@tetracocare.co.uk.

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