Background and scope
The REPIC group of companies (REPIC) has a zero-tolerance approach to modern slavery, which includes slavery, servitude, forced labour, human trafficking, or any other activity which deprives a person of their liberty in order to exploit them for personal or commercial gain.
We are committed to implementing effective systems to ensure that modern slavery does not occur as a consequence of our activities; either in our own business, the business of those organisations providing personnel to us, or the business of our service providers which collect, treat or consolidate WEEE and batteries on our behalf (“our suppliers”).
We will communicate this policy both within our organisation and externally to our suppliers. We will train our employees on how to spot signs of modern slavery in our organisation and supply chain and their responsibilities for reporting any potential occurrences, including flagging any abnormally low prices.
Our Policy Commitments
To prevent modern slavery, we will:
- Publish an annual statement detailing the steps that we have taken each year to prevent modern slavery arising through our activities;
- Require our suppliers to commit to REPIC’s Supplier Modern Slavery Code of Conduct requirements;
- Respond to any issues of concern raised by external parties, or our employees;
- Communicate effectively and provide reasonable notice with respect to likely increased work requirements to avoid unplanned pressures being applied to workers;
- Work with our suppliers to rectify any issues identified;
- Require that all WEEE collected on our behalf is treated or prepared for reuse within the UK; and
- Ask external auditors which undertake compliance audits for us, to raise any concerns identified with respect to modern slavery to us.