Human Rights Policy

Our Commitment

At Actikem Ltd, we are committed to protecting the human rights of all our colleagues and of everyone who receives direct or indirect product or services from us. As a responsible, ethical organisation, we fully support the principles of the Human Rights Act and all associated legislation.

Our responsibility for human rights encompasses:

  • Our operating site: We will uphold the human rights of all employees, visitors and contractors at all our sites.
  • Our supply chain: It is our aspiration to ensure that working conditions throughout our supply chain meet internationally accepted standards of human rights and working conditions. We will do this by regularly assessing our suppliers against these standards as part of our supplier assessment program.

This policy statement has been developed with reference to the following documents:

  • The Human Rights Act 1998
  • The Modern Slavery Act 2015
  • The Ethical Trading Initiative Base Code

Key principles

Child Labour

We will not employ workers under the legal minimum age for work as stipulated by the Employment Act 2008.

Forced Labour

We will not make use of any forced labour or debt-bondage labour in accordance with the Modern Slavery Act 2015.

Discrimination

We will not discriminate against any person based on their protected characteristics and will uphold Article 14 of the Human Rights Act 1998 in respect of protection from discrimination.

Discipline

We will not employ, or allow to be employed, any form of corporate punishment, physical coercion or verbal abuse. Any disciplinary matter will be dealt with through formal procedures.

Working Hours

Working time directives will be adhered to as per the Working Time Regulations 1998 with opt-out clauses publicised to staff.

Remuneration

Wages paid for standard working hours will meet or exceed national minimum wage or living wage levels as appropriate.

Governance

While human rights are the responsibility of all of us at Actikem, executive oversight and responsibility for the
implementation of this policy rests with our management team led by the Managing Director. The Managing Director
oversees implementation of this policy at the board level. The management team will annually review and evaluate
company programs, policies and practices relating to social and environmental issues and impacts to support the
sustainable growth of the Company.

Implementation

We are committed to conducting ongoing human rights due diligence and to engage with our key stakeholders to
continue to improve our approach. We check that human rights standards are present through our supplier
assessment program.

We will develop and implement training on this policy for Actikem employees. Employees can raise concerns about
potential violations and any concerns are addressed using a robust internal process. We regularly update our policies
and practices based on our findings. At all levels, we support worker engagement where grievances can be expressed.

 

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