This policy applies to all persons working for us or on our behalf in any capacity, including employees at all levels, directors, officers, salon workers, seconded workers, volunteers, contractors, suppliers and associated salons.
The Ministry of Hair Academy prohibits the use of modern slavery and human trafficking in our operations and supply chain. We have and will continue to be committed to implementing systems and controls aimed at ensuring that modern slavery is not taking place anywhere within our organisation or in any of our supply chains. We expect that our salons will hold their own business to the same high standards.
Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking
Modern slavery is a term used to encompass slavery, servitude, forced and compulsory labour, bonded and child labour and human trafficking.
Human trafficking is where a person arranges or facilitates the travel of another person with a view
to that person being exploited. Modern slavery is a crime and a violation of fundamental human rights.
We shall be a company that expects everyone working with us or on our behalf to support and uphold the following measures to safeguard against modern slavery:
- We have a zero-tolerance approach to modern slavery in our organisation and our associate organisations.
- The prevention, detection and reporting of modern slavery in any part of our organisation or associates is the Responsibility of all those working for us or on our behalf. Workers must not engage in, facilitate or fail to report any activity that might lead to, or suggest, a breach of this policy.
- We are committed to engaging with our stakeholders and associates to address the risk of modern slavery in our operations and supply chain.
- We take a risk based approach to our contracting processes and keep them under review. We assess whether the circumstances warrant the inclusion of specific prohibitions against the use of modern slavery and trafficked labour in our contracts with third parties. Using our risked based approach we will also assess the merits of writing to suppliers requiring them to comply with our Code of Conduct, which sets out the minimum standards required to combat modern slavery and trafficking.
Consistent with our risk based approach we may require:
- employment and recruitment agencies and other third parties supplying workers to our organisation to
confirm their compliance with our Code of Conduct
- Suppliers engaging workers through a third party to obtain that third parties’ agreement to adhere to the Code
- As part of our on-going risk assessment and due diligence processes we will consider whether circumstances
- Warrant us carrying out audit
Anyone who works with The Ministry of Hair Academy has to report any suspicion to the Director of Apprenticeships or any senior staff who will take the appropriate action.