Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking Policy
Our Commitment to Preventing Acts of Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking
Panther Warehousing Ltd has a responsibility to protect and support the rights of everyone we come into contact with by actively preventing acts of modern slavery and human trafficking from occurring within our business and imposes the same high standards on our suppliers. This policy sets out the systems identified and put in place to ensure that modern slavery and human trafficking is not taking place in any part of our business or our supply chains and to ensure we protect whistle-blowers.
The Structure of our Business
We are a provider of a national two-man delivery and collection service within the logistics sector and currently have nine locations across the UK. The Company has 900 employees operating nationwide. Our workforce consists of a combination of employed and agency staff depending on local labour conditions and demands.
We have developed and adapted a specific policy on modern day slavery and human trafficking as part of our commitment to conducting business in an ethical and responsible manner. This policy will help to ensure that slavery and human trafficking does not occur within Panther Warehousing Ltd. In relation to our supply chains, we will make our suppliers are aware of our policies and adopt the same high standards, in line with our efforts to reduce anti-slavery and human trafficking.
As part of our risk assessments, we have procedures in place to identify whether there is a possible risk of slavery and human trafficking either in the business or our supply chain, which include:
Developing a modern slavery policy and incorporating relevant anti-slavery and human trafficking provisions into our supplier contracts;
Implementing within our corporate induction a process making all colleagues aware of our policies and procedures; and
Ensuring that the whistleblowing policy covers modern slavery reporting.
We aim to work with our colleagues to ensure collaboration to remedy or mitigate such risks through our corporate induction process and to make all colleagues aware of our policies and procedures.
We allow all individuals who work or provide services to us, the right to freely choose employment and, the right to associate freely with other individuals. Workers are free to choose whether to join a trade union or not and as a result of our training, we offer an environment which is free from harassment and unlawful discrimination. We ensure our
working practices are in accordance with the Equality Act 2010 and all employment legislation. We do not engage in forced or involuntary labour and have a zero tolerance approach to the same, meaning we do not tolerate any of our suppliers engaging in such conduct.
This statement is made pursuant to Section 54, Part 6 of the Modern Slavery Act 2015.
13 March 2017