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Infocus ID Ltd has a zero-tolerance approach to modern slavery and human trafficking. We are committed to having effective systems and controls in place to safeguard against any form of modern slavery or human trafficking taking place within our business or our supply chains.
We recognise that modern slavery is a significant global human rights issue and includes human trafficking (for domestic or sex work and other forms of labour), forced and bonded labour, some forms of child labour, and domestic servitude. Our commitment starts from protecting and respecting human rights and acting to prevent slavery and human trafficking in all its forms. We will act ethically and with integrity in all our relationships and use all reasonable endeavours to act directly and within our sphere of influence to ensure slavery and human trafficking is not taking place. We are committed to continuing to carry out research and offer teaching on modern slavery.
We have taken steps to raise staff awareness about the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and this is included in our full staff induction and any updates are shared on a regular basis if necessary.
We look carefully at our supplier and supply chain. These include:
1. Signs of restricted freedom
Are workers’ documents, such as passports, being held by someone else for ‘safekeeping’? Are they forced to live on the factory premises? Factory managers often withhold workers’ passports to limit their power if they complain against their tough conditions
2. Behavioural signs
If you see someone who looks frightened, scavenges for food or does not answer when spoken to directly, they may well be a victim of Modern Slavery.
3. Poor working conditions
Have staff been properly trained? Are they forced to work excessively long hours? These are red flags to us and must be followed up.
4. Living Conditions
Here, red flags include not knowing or not having a home address, living in poor conditions and not having their own set of house keys.