Modern Slavery Statement

Aims of this policy

This policy supports our commitment to limiting the risk of modern slavery occurring within our own business or infiltrating our supply chains or any other business relationship, under the provisions of the UK Modern Slavery Act 2015 (MSA).
The policy applies to all persons working for or on our behalf in any capacity, such as (but not limited to) employees, directors, officers, partners, agency workers, contractors, consultants, apprentices and any other third party representative.

We expect all who have or seek to have a business relationship with us to familiarise themselves with this policy and to act at all times in a way that is consistent with its values.

What does ‘modern slavery’ mean?

Modern slavery is a complex and multi-faceted problem and can take many forms.
The MSA covers four key criminal activities:

  • Slavery, where ownership is exercised over an individual
  • Servitude, which involves the obligation to provide service imposed by coercion
  • Forced and compulsory labour, where all work or service, not voluntarily performed, is obtained from an individual under the threat of force or penalty
  • Human trafficking, which involves arranging or facilitating the travel of another with a view to exploiting them.

We will not tolerate other forms of modern slavery, even if they are not specifically referenced in the MSA. Such forms include (but are not limited to) child labour. Whilst not always illegal in the jurisdiction in which it takes places, child labour involves the employment of children that is exploitative, or is likely to be hazardous to, or interfere with, a child’s education, health (including mental health), physical wellbeing or social development.

All forms of modern slavery have in common the deprivation of a person’s liberty by another in order to exploit them for commercial or personal gain and amount to a violation of an individual’s fundamental human rights.

Our Anti-Slavery policy in practice

We notify this policy to all the persons working for or on our behalf in any capacity. Further, we will notify this policy to our providers and contractors.
When we approve an updated version of this policy, such amended policy will be notified to all the addresses mentioned in the paragraph above.

Responsibility

The director or the board of directors have overall responsibility for this policy and in ensuring that the company complies with all its legal and ethical obligations.
All line managers are responsible for ensuring that those reporting to them comply with the provisions of this policy.
All employees who suspect any members of the workplace being a victim of or responsible for modern slavery should notify their line manager and/or the director (or the board of directors.)
Blockchain ConsultUs Ltd. will make future steps to ensure sufficient communication and employee awareness training with regards to this policy and the MSA.

Breaches of this policy

Any breaches of this policy will be taken seriously and dealt with on a case-by-case basis.
The breach of this policy by an employee, director or officer of the company might lead to disciplinary action being taken. Serious breaches may be regarded as gross misconduct and lead to immediate dismissal.
Everybody to who whom this policy applies will be expected to co-operate to the fullest extent possible in any investigation into suspected breaches of this policy or any related processes or procedures.

Status of this policy

This policy will be reviewed by the director or board of directors on a regular basis, at least annually, to review processes and adhere to current legislation.
This policy does not give contractual rights to company employees and we reserve the right to alter any of its terms at any time. We will notify applicable parties in writing of any changes which may affect them.