Modern Slavery is a tragic global phenomenon that we must all work together to eradicate. It is contrary to good business and destroys lives, families and communities.
We are committed to ensuring that modern slavery does not exist within our business or any part of our supply chain and all our employees and business partners are made aware of and must adhere to the Modern Slavery Act 2015.
If an employee is found to be in breach of this policy, disciplinary action will be taken which could result in dismissal.
If any person or organisation within our supply chain are found to be in breach of this policy, the relationship with that person and / or organisation may be terminated.
This policy has been approved by the Board of Directors of Aykroyd & Sons Ltd.
Modern Slavery Policy
Aykroyd & Sons Ltd are obligated to ensure that, under the UK Modern Slavery Act (2015) our business and supply chain is free from any form of modern slavery.
We have a zero tolerance approach to modern slavery and are committed to acting ethically and with integrity in all our business dealings and relationships.
We are committed to implementing and enforcing effective systems and controls to ensure modern slavery is not taking part in our own business or in any part of our supply chain.
If we were to become aware that any of our suppliers were in any way accepting modern slavery, we would in the first instance look to work with the supplier in order to address the issue.
We would also review our rights to terminate contacts as detailed in our code of conduct for our suppliers.
Aykroyd & Sons Ltd seek to ensure our employees may voice concerns about incidents of wrongdoing, or other suspected malpractice, without fear of criticism or future discrimination. Aykroyd & Sons Ltd are proud of our strong commitment to high ethical standards in the way that we work. We support our employees to speak up when they see or believe there is wrongdoing in our workplace and our Whistleblowing Policy is in place to outline the procedure employees can use to raise their concerns.
We understand the importance of operating with honesty and integrity in our business. We have captured this in our code of conduct which applies to everyone who works for us or in our Supply Chain.
Specific highlights of the code of conduct include:
• Complying with relevant laws.
• Following procedures and policies.
• Zero tolerance for bribery and corruption.
• Acceptance of gifts and hospitality by exception only.
It is important that we also minimise the risk of modern slavery among the colleagues we employ directly. Although perceived as low risk, we will carry out pre-employment checks across the business during recruitment, before or as employment starts.
This policy will be subject to annual Board review in order to ensure that it remains fit for purpose.
Environmental Policy Statement
Aykroyd & Sons Ltd recognise our responsibility to minimise the potential of causing harm to the environment.
We strive to sustain and improve the environment through the careful consideration of design, selection of material and operational procedures throughout our supply chain.
We are committed to work alongside our end customers enabling them to also achieve their Environmental goals and commitments.
The key points of our strategy to achieve this are outlined below:
Minimise waste by evaluating operations and ensuring they are as efficient as possible.
Source our product from suppliers who actively engage in reducing the environmental impact in their production processes.
Ensure our suppliers meet as a minimum the environmental legislation of their own country.
Actively promote recycling both internally and amongst our suppliers.
At Aykroyd & Sons Ltd we are committed to reducing our business impact on the environment.
We aim to embed environmentally sustainable practices in both our own business operations and those of our supply chain.
Our policy aims to incorporate the environmental commitments of our end customerS.
as per Aykroyd & Sons ltd code of conduct, it is mandatory for all suppliers to conform to our environmental requirements and standards.
We will regularly review our requirements and standards that align to this policy, updating and amending as necessary.
Our Environmental Management Programme initially has 3 focus areas.
We will use these to guide our approach to our supply chain.
Responsible Sourcing – We aim to ensure our Suppliers buy materials from Sustainable and traceable sources.
Chemicals & Pollution Management – We commit to work with our Supply Chain to achieve Zero use and Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals.
Resources and Waste – We will work with our Customers in achieving their own targets to reduce the amount of non-renewable material in the products we supply.
Against each of these focus areas Aykroyd & Sons Ltd will outline specific Requirements.
It is a requirement that all Suppliers engage in meeting the targets specified.