Slavery & Human Trafficking Statement
Forced, bonded or compulsory labour, human trafficking and other kinds of slavery represent human rights abuse in any society. We will not tolerate any such activities within our own operation or within our supply chain and are committed to taking appropriate steps to ensure that everyone who works for Snopake Limited in any capacity, anywhere in the world benefits from a working environment in which their fundamental rights and freedoms are respected.
We fully acknowledge our responsibility to respect human rights as set out in the International Bill of Human Rights. We will not accept any form of discrimination, harassment or bullying and we require all of our managers to implement policies designed to increase equality of opportunity and inclusion for all employees. We have developed and implemented policies and processes which are intended to extend these commitments through our supply chain. These include requiring suppliers to take measures to avoid any form of forced, bonded or compulsory labour or any other kind of slavery or human trafficking within their own operations
Snopake`s Code of Conduct is mandatory and extends to every individual working for or on behalf of the company. The code requires all of us to act ethically and comply with legal requirements at all times, putting our principles into practice in everything we do. We require everyone who works for Snopake to report suspected breaches of the code.
Every supplier who works for us is required to sign up to and then abide by our code of conduct. These commitments extend down through the supply chain, so that a supplier with whom we have a direct contractual relationship in turn bears the responsibility for ensuring compliance across their own direct supply chain. It stipulates a range of ethical, labour and environmental standards that we expect to be followed across our supply chain including areas such as child labour, health and safety, working hours, discrimination and disciplinary processes. Those requirements are backed up by a risk assessment, audit and operational improvement process.
The Code of Conduct directly addresses the labour rights issues associated with modern slavery.
- The Supplier shall not use any form of forced, bonded, compulsory labour, slavery or human trafficking.
- The Supplier’s employees shall be entitled to leave work or terminate their employment with reasonable notice. Employees shall be free to leave work after such reasonable notice period expires. All employment shall be voluntary.
- The Supplier shall provide each of its employees with an employment contract which contains such a reasonable notice period
- The Supplier shall not require employees to lodge deposits of money or withhold payment or place debt upon employees or require employees to surrender any government-issued identification, passports, or work permits as a condition of employment.
Snopake will continue to lead an ongoing assessment of our potential exposure across our supply chain based on:
- The risk profile of individual countries based on the Global Slavery Index
- The extent to which specific demographic groups or types of employees or contractors may be more vulnerable than others for cultural, economic or operational reasons
- The insights of labour and human rights groups with specialist expertise in this area.
This assessment will in turn determine whether or not there are any changes required to the programme and associated compliance mechanisms