Modern slavery is a crime and a violation of fundamental human rights which can take various forms, such as slavery, servitude, forced and compulsory labour and human trafficking. An act of modern slavery by an individual, group or organisation intends to deprive a person of their liberty for personal or commercial gain.
New Leaf Health is committed to preventing modern slavery in our own business, as well as in our supply chains. This policy applies to all employees and those working on behalf of New Leaf Health.
Responsibility for this policy
The directors of New Leaf Health have the overall responsibility for ensuring that all areas of the business adhere to this policy, to ensure that we comply with our legal and ethical obligations.
As a small organisation all staff members are responsible for implementing this policy when dealing with customers, suppliers, and freelance staff, as well as internally.
Compliance with this policy
The prevention, detection and reporting of modern slavery in any part of our business or supply chains is the responsibility of all direct staff members, as well as freelance staff working on our behalf. Anyone working on behalf of or with New Leaf Health is required to avoid any activity that may breach this policy.
Staff must notify their line manager if they suspect a breach of this policy has occurred or may occur in the future.
Freelance self-employed staff working on behalf of New Leaf Health must notify a member of the Operations Team or a director at New Leaf Health if they suspect a breach of this policy has occurred or may occur in the future.
Suppliers must notify their point of contact at New Leaf Health if they suspect a breach of this policy has occurred or may occur in the future.
Everyone working with New Leaf Health is encouraged to raise any concerns or suspicions that an act of modern slavery has occurred or may occur in the future. We strive for openness and transparency in relation to this policy and are committed to ensuring that no one suffers any detrimental treatment as a result of reporting a suspected act of modern slavery that has occurred as part of our business activities, in line with this policy.
Anyone who believes that they have suffered detrimental treatment should contact our external HR service immediately. If the matter is not remedied and you work for New Leaf Health, you should raise the matter formally as part of our grievance procedure.
Communication and awareness of this policy
This policy forms part of our staff conduct and induction procedures, and all individuals who work on our behalf are also provided guidance as necessary.
Breaches of this policy
Any employee who breaches this policy will face disciplinary action, as outlined in your contract.
We may terminate our relationship with other individuals and organisations working for us or on our behalf (including suppliers) if they breach this policy.