Modern Slavery Policy
The purpose of this policy is to provide information and guidance to everyone working for and on behalf of TG Tunnelling on how the company deals with modern slavery and the role that all individuals involved with our business must play in ensuring compliance with the regulation.
This policy applies to all persons working for and on behalf of TG Tunnelling in any capacity and within any project, including employees at all levels, directors, officers, all sub-contractors, consultants, service providers, joint venture partners and any other agents, third-party representatives and business partners.
3) Policy Statement
TG Tunnelling takes a zero-tolerance approach to modern slavery and we are committed to acting ethically and with integrity in all our business dealings and relationships and to implementing effective systems and controls to ensure modern slavery is not taking place anywhere in our own business.
We are also committed to ensuring there is transparency in our own business and in our approach to tackling modern slavery throughout our business relationships, consistent with our disclosure obligations under the Modern Slavery Act 2015. We expect the same high standards from all our contractors, consultant, suppliers and other business partners, and expect them to impose the same standards on their own supply chain.
4) Compliance with the policy
All our employees must read, understand and comply in all respects with this policy. Any activity which could lead to or suggest a breach of this policy is strictly prohibited. It is the responsibility for all those work for and on behalf of TG Tunnelling to ensure the prevention, detection and reporting of any possible breaches of this policy.
All our employees are encouraged to raise any concerns about any issue or suspicion of modern slavery at the earliest possible stage. We encourage openness and transparency and any person that raises a genuine concern in good faith under this policy will be supported by our us, even if they turn out to be mistaken. We will investigate all genuine concerns which are raised in connection with this policy and our employees are encouraged to act without any fear of reprisal.
If an employee believes or suspects that there has been a breach of this policy, or a breach may occur in the future, they must notify their line manager who has the responsibility to report to the head office manager and company Director.
TG Tunnelling will do everything it can to protect the confidentiality if this has been requested by an employee. However, employees are discouraged from making any disclosures anonymously, as this can limit the investigation process.
We are committed to ensuring no one suffers any detrimental treatment as a result of reporting in good faith any suspicion they might have. If an employee considers that they have suffered any such treatment, then they should report it to the head office manager who has the responsibility to address the issue and report it to the company director.
5) Communication and awareness of this policy
TG Tunnelling recognises its statutory obligations in connection with the Modern Slavery Act and takes appropriate steps to ensure that modern slavery does not take place within our business. However, we recognise that we do not control the conduct of individuals and organisations in our business relationships.
We will take the following measures to ensure compliance, so far as we are reasonable able, to prevent modern slavery from occurring:
- We will provide training on this policy to all our employees.
- We will communicate our zero-tolerance approach to modern slavery and this Policy to all sub-contractors, consultants, joint venture partners and any other agents, third-party representatives and business partners at the outset of our business relationship with them and as appropriate thereafter.
- We will introduce contractual provisions for all our suppliers to confirm their adherence to this Policy and accept our right to audit their activities and (where practicable) relationships, both routinely and at times of reasonable suspicion.
- We will review this Policy annually and update it where necessary.
6) Breaches of this policy
Any employee found to be in breach of this Policy will face disciplinary action, which could result in dismissal for misconduct or gross misconduct.
Any claims or allegations which are found to be malicious or vexatious will result in disciplinary action being taken against the individual.
We may terminate our relationship with other individuals and organisations working on our behalf if they are found to be breach this policy.
The company Director has overall responsibility for ensuring that all those under our control comply with it.
Management at all levels within our business are responsible for ensuring that those reporting to them understand and comply with this policy and are given adequate and regular training on it and the issue of modern slavery in supply chains.