Modern slavery encompasses slavery, servitude, human trafficking and forced labour. We have a zero tolerance approach to any form of modern slavery. We are committed to acting ethically and with integrity and transparency in all business dealings and to putting effective systems and controls in place to safeguard against any form of modern slavery taking place within the business or our supply chain.
Although we are proud of the steps we have taken to date to combat slavery and human trafficking, we will continue our commitment to improving our practices and procedures to combat slavery and human trafficking.
This statement sets out RedCat Pub Company Ltd’s actions to date and ongoing commitments to understand all potential modern slavery risks related to its business and to put in place steps, practices and procedures that are aimed at ensuring that there is no slavery or human trafficking in our own business, and its supply chain.
RedCat Pub Company Ltd acknowledges its responsibility under the Modern Slavery Act 2015 (“the Act”) and will ensure transparency is achieved within the organisation so the objectives of the Act are achieved on a consistent basis. Modern slavery is defined as a crime and a violation of basic human rights. Modern slavery can take various forms including, but not limited to slavery, servitude, forced labour and human trafficking.
The principle legislation is the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and this policy together with RedCat Pub Company Ltd modern slavery statement is our company’s compliance with section 54 of said legislation.
As part of our initiative to identify and mitigate risk we have in place systems to:
We have zero tolerance to slavery and human trafficking. We expect the same high standards from our contractors, suppliers and other business partners and we are evolving and updating our contracting processes to include specific prohibitions against the use of forced, compulsory or trafficked labour, or anyone held in slavery or servitude, whether adults or children, and we expect that our business partners will hold their own business partners to the same high standards.
To ensure a high level of understanding of the risks of modern slavery and human trafficking in our supply chains and our business, we require our staff to familiarise themselves with our procedures in the identification and prevention of modern slavery and to conduct business in a manner such that opportunity for and incidence of modern slavery is prevented.
We have undertaken additional training in our hotel business to ensure our teams can spot the signs relevant to victims of modern slavery and understand hot to report it for immediate action.
We seek to maintain open communication with our contractors, suppliers and business partners regarding our values and expectations.
The prevention, detection and reporting of modern slavery in any part of our business and/or supply chain is the responsibility of all those working for us or within our control.
We aim to make sure that all existing supplier contracts contain anti-slavery and human trafficking commitments and will provide for this provision in all new supplier contracts effective from May 2021 onwards.
We conduct annual risk assessments in those areas of our business where we have identified that the risk of modern slavery is highest. Specifically, our external supply chain.
Our business will support anyone who raises concerns even if it transpires that they were mistaken.
The following Policies and Procedures support the RedCat Pub Company Ltd’s compliance with the Act:
Any breach of this policy by employees could result in disciplinary action including dismissal and reporting to external bodies responsible for law enforcement.
Where modern slavery is identified, we will try to support our business partners and/or suppliers to carry out remedial measures. We will end our relationship with individuals and/or organisations working on our behalf if they are found to be in breach of this policy.
RedCat Pub Company Ltd takes compliance with the Modern Slavery Act seriously and we work on the basis of continuous improvement. We will therefore review and update our anti-slavery and human trafficking systems on an annual basis or as required to make sure that they reflect any changes in legislation.
Signed: October 2021
Name: Chris Hill, CEO