At eCentres.ie, we are committed to conducting our business in an ethical and responsible manner. We acknowledge that modern slavery is a significant global issue, and we are determined to prevent and eliminate any form of slavery or human trafficking in our operations and supply chains. This Modern Slavery Policy outlines our commitment to combat modern slavery and sets out the measures we have implemented to achieve this goal.
- Policy Statement
1.1 eCentres.ie is committed to upholding human rights and ensuring that slavery and human trafficking are not present in any aspect of our business or supply chains.
1.2 We are dedicated to complying with the Modern Slavery Act 2015, which includes ensuring transparency and taking appropriate measures to prevent modern slavery within our organization.
2.1 Modern Slavery: Modern slavery encompasses slavery, servitude, forced labor, human trafficking, and any other form of exploitation where individuals are coerced or deceived and their freedom is restricted.
3.1 The management team at eCentres.ie is responsible for implementing and monitoring this Modern Slavery Policy.
3.2 All employees are expected to familiarize themselves with this policy and act in accordance with its principles. Any concerns related to modern slavery should be reported to the designated point of contact.
- Risk Assessment
4.1 We conduct regular risk assessments to identify and evaluate potential risks of modern slavery within our business operations and supply chains.
4.2 We review our business activities, partnerships, and supplier relationships to ensure they align with our commitment to combat modern slavery.
- Supplier Due Diligence
5.1 eCentres.ie takes a risk-based approach to supplier due diligence to assess the risk of modern slavery in our supply chains.
5.2 We evaluate suppliers based on their compliance with applicable laws, regulations, and international standards related to labor rights and human rights.
5.3 Contracts with suppliers include clauses that explicitly prohibit the use of forced labor and human trafficking.
- Training and Awareness
6.1 We provide training to employees to raise awareness of modern slavery and its indicators, as well as the importance of reporting any concerns.
6.2 Training includes guidance on how to identify, prevent, and respond to modern slavery risks, ensuring all employees understand their role in combating this issue.
- Reporting Mechanism
7.1 eCentres.ie encourages the reporting of any concerns related to modern slavery. Employees are encouraged to report suspicions or incidents to their line manager or the designated point of contact.
7.2 We will treat all reports in a confidential and sensitive manner, and appropriate actions will be taken to investigate and address the concerns raised.
- Compliance and Monitoring
8.1 Compliance with this Modern Slavery Policy is mandatory for all eCentres.ie employees.
8.2 Regular audits and reviews are conducted to assess the effectiveness of our policies and procedures in preventing modern slavery.
8.3 Any breaches of this policy will be addressed promptly, and appropriate disciplinary measures will be taken.
- Continuous Improvement
9.1 We are committed to continually improving our practices to combat modern slavery.
9.2 We regularly review and update this policy to ensure it remains effective, relevant, and aligned with best practices.
9.3 We engage with stakeholders, industry bodies, and relevant organizations to share knowledge, collaborate on initiatives, and drive improvements in the fight against modern slavery.
10.1 This Modern Slavery Policy is made available to all employees and stakeholders, and it is accessible on our website.
10.2 We communicate our commitment to combatting modern slavery through internal channels, including training, awareness campaigns, and regular updates.
10.3 We encourage our suppliers, partners, and customers to adopt similar principles and practices in their own operations.
This Modern Slavery Policy reflects eCentres.ie’s commitment to addressing the issue of modern slavery and represents a significant step in our ongoing efforts to prevent and eradicate it. We are dedicated to working collaboratively with our employees, suppliers, partners, and stakeholders to ensure that our business practices align with our ethical and social responsibilities.