Modern Slavery Policy
At Julius Rutherfoord & Co. we believe that we all have a responsibly to be alert to the risks of Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking, and encourage our staff within our business and the wider supply chain to report any concerns.
Since 1994 Julius Rutherfoord & Co. has built a reputation as London’s most professional and reliable contract cleaning company. As our business does not turnover in excess of £36m it is not a mandatory requirement for us to issue this policy statement or provide any staff training on this subject, however we have no hesitation in doing so as high ethical standards and integrity are fundamental core values to us.
OUR SUPPLY CHAINS
Our suppliers provide cleaning materials, cleaning equipment and uniforms. Our expectations are that the factories producing the goods to our suppliers must ensure that employment is freely chosen, child labour is not used, and no harsh or inhumane treatment will occur. Our suppliers’ factories are required to ensure that all workers retain passports, ID Cards, bankcards and similar documents to facilitate their unhindered freedom of movement.
OUR POLICIES ON SLAVERY AND HUMAN TRAFFICKING
We are committed to ensuring that there is no modern slavery or human trafficking in our supply chains or in any part of our business. Our Anti-Slavery Policy reflects our commitment to acting ethically and with integrity in all our business relationships and to implementing and enforcing effective systems and controls to ensure slavery and human trafficking is not taking place anywhere in our supply chains. We have zero tolerance to slavery and human trafficking. We expect all those in our supply chain and contractors comply with our values.
STEPS TAKEN TO ENSURE THAT SLAVERY & HUMAN TRAFFICING IS NOT OCCURRING
As part of our initiative to identify and mitigate risk both within our own organisation and within our supply chain, where possible we build long standing relationships with local suppliers and make clear our expectations of business behaviour. We also have systems in place to encourage the reporting of concerns and the protection of whistle blowers.
To ensure that there is an understanding of the risks of modern slavery and human trafficking in our supply chains and our business, we provide training to relevant members of staff.