HTS Group Ltd is committed to conducting its business activities in accordance with the highest legal and ethical standards.
Modern slavery is a crime and violation of fundamental human rights. HTS Group Ltd has a zero tolerance to any form of slavery or servitude, forced or compulsory labour or any other form of modern slavery. We are committed to acting ethically and with integrity in all our business dealing and relationships and to implementation and enforcing effective systems and controls to ensure modern slavery is not taking place in our supply chain networks.
HTS Group Ltd is also committed to ensuring there is transparency in our own business and in our approach to tackling modern slavery throughout our supply chain consistent with our obligated disclosures under the Modern Slavery Act 2015. We insist on the same high standards from all our suppliers, contractors and other business partners and we expect that our suppliers hold their own suppliers to the same high standards.
Policies in relation to human trafficking and slavery
HTS Group Ltd forbids the use of any unlawful child labour, forced or compulsory labour and/ or servitude in any area of its business. We seek to provide a safe and healthy workplace with conditions and wages that meet and /or exceed any applicable law and regulations.
The company maintains internal accountability standards for both its employees and suppliers. Any employee found to be in violation of these standards will be subject to disciplinary action, including dismissal and any supplier who is found in breach of our ethical business expectations is subject to termination of the business relationship.
We strongly oppose slavery and human trafficking and would never knowingly conduct business with contractors, suppliers or employees engaged in such practices.
This statement reflects our commitment to acting ethically and with integrity. We have implemented effective systems and controls to ensure slavery and human trafficking is not taking place anywhere in our supply chain.
To date, we have contacted our suppliers who have provided items made from materials sources outside the UK to ensure they are compliant with the Act.
All suppliers must complete our Supplier Application Form which includes a section on modern slavery, human trafficking and child labour.
Any supplier or potential supplier who fails to answer these questions or meet the necessary requirements is subject to termination of the business relation.
HTS Group Ltd audits its suppliers and contractors for compliance on Modern Day Slavery, delivering quality, service and value for money.
All HTS Group Ltd contracts with suppliers require the suppliers to comply with all applicable laws. When a supplier accepts our purchase order and/or enters a contract with HTS Group Ltd they are acknowledging and consenting to comply with all laws, which include the legislation for Modern Slavery Act 2015.
Our Staff and Training
The company maintains internal accountability standards for both its employees and suppliers. Any employee found to be in violation of these standards will be subject to disciplinary action, including dismissal.
HTS Group Ltd is working with its employees to ensure high level of understanding of the risks of modern slavery and human trafficking. The company is doing this by:
- Periodically running internal awareness campaign throughout the organisation involving all employees regarding modern slavery, what it is, who it affects and why it matters to HTS Group Ltd.
- Inform all our suppliers of HTS Group’s stance on modern slavery by making the statement available on the company website.
Responsibility for the Policy
The Board of Directors for HTS Group Ltd have overall responsibility for ensuring this policy complies with our legal and ethical obligations and those under our control comply with it.
Management at all levels is responsible for ensuring those reporting to them understand and comply with this policy. They must ensure regular training is provided on the issue of modern slavery both in the workplace and in the supply chains.
All employees are responsible for reporting any matter which they feel may have modern slavery implication. Reporting of any modern slavery concerns is positively encouraged and employees are aware of their ethical and moral duty to do this.