Modern Slavery Act compliance statement
Millar Cameron understands all businesses have a legal and moral obligation to prevent slavery and human trafficking. We endeavour to prevent slavery and human trafficking within our business and within the supply chains through which we operate.
Modern slavery can take many forms including the trafficking of people, forced labour, servitude and slavery. As a recognised recruitment expert, we take our responsibility for supplying staff seriously.
This statement focuses specifically on Millar Cameron’s compliance with the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and shows the steps we undertake to ensure there is no slavery or human trafficking occurring within the business and its supply chains.
Millar Cameron, a UK registered business, is a leading expert in executive and leadership recruitment in Africa and other emerging markets.
Our business consists of the provision of human capital across the following sectors:
Agriculture & Food
Non-profit and Government
Financial & Professional Services
Technology, Media and Telecoms
Our Supply Chains
Our supply chains include sourcing candidates for clients.
Millar Cameron recognises that some of the sectors in which our clients operate may be more susceptible to human trafficking and slavery than others. We are committed to driving high standards across all of our supply chains, irrespective of sector. We believe that, in conjunction with the policies implemented by our clients, we can expel any aspects of human trafficking and slavery from ours and our clients’ supply chains.
Our Policies on Slavery and Human Trafficking
Suppliers are expected to adhere to our Supplier Code of Conduct, which includes specific reference to the Modern Slavery Act 2015. They should have in place a policy recognising, respecting and protecting the human rights of their employees, those of their suppliers and business partners and the communities affected by the suppliers’ operations.
Employees should be free to choose to work for their employer and to leave the company upon reasonable notice.
All employees must be provided with a clear contract of employment, which complies with local legislation.
All employees must be treated in a fair and equal manner and with dignity and respect.
Any form of discrimination, victimisation or harassment on the grounds of marital or civil partnership status, sex (including gender reassignment), race (including colour, ethnic and national origin, nationality), disability, sexual orientation, having or not having dependants, religious belief or political opinion, age, trade union activity and offending background should be prohibited.
All applicable laws and industry standards on employee wages, benefits, working hours and minimum age should be adhered to in all countries of operation, without any unauthorised deductions. Suppliers should observe the provisions of the International Labour Organization such that any young persons under the age of 18 should not be employed to work at night or for any hazardous work and their employment should not harm the young person’s education, health or physical, mental, moral or social development. No young persons may be employed below the age of 16.
All slavery and human trafficking laws must be complied with including, but not limited to, the Modern Slavery Act 2015. Suppliers must ensure their business operations are free from slavery and human trafficking practices whether in the UK or elsewhere, both internally and within their supply chains and other external business relationships. We are committed to ensuring that there is no modern slavery or human trafficking in our supply chains or in any part of our business.
Due Diligence Process for Slavery and Human Trafficking
Millar Cameron ensure strict compliance checks are carried out for all candidates we supply. We verify the identity of each candidate and their right to work before supply commences.
As part of our commitment to identify and eradicate slavery and human trafficking, we have in place a process to undertake due diligence on our supply chain network to ensure compliance with legislative obligations; such compliance forms part of our contractual relationship with suppliers.
All staff within Millar Cameron are expected to comply with all laws and act in accordance with local guidelines and regulations, and act with integrity and honesty. A training module on modern slavery and human trafficking is also available to all employees.
This statement is made pursuant to Section 54 of the Modern Slavery Act 2015.