Modern slavery is a crime and a violation of fundamental human rights. It takes various forms, such as slavery, servitude, forced and compulsory labour and human trafficking, all of which have in common the deprivation of a person's liberty by another in order to exploit them for personal or commercial gain. Double Yolk has 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 and enforcing effective systems and controls to ensure modern slavery is not taking place anywhere in our business.
We expect the same high standards from all of our contractors, suppliers and other business partners. We expect that our suppliers will hold their own suppliers to the same high standards.
Scope/to Whom Policy Applies
This policy applies to all persons working for Double Yolk or on our behalf in any capacity, including employees at all levels, directors, officers, agency workers, seconded workers, volunteers, interns, agents, contractors, external consultants, third-party representatives, and business partners. This policy does not form part of any employee's contract of employment and Double Yolk may amend it at any time.
If you have any queries about this policy, please contact one of Double Yolk’s Senior Leadership team.
Responsibility For Policy
The Double Yolk shareholders have overall responsibility for ensuring this policy with senior management; and managers have day to day responsibility to ensure compliance with our legal and ethical obligation.
Management at all levels are responsible for ensuring those reporting to them understand and comply with this policy.
Compliance With This Policy
You must ensure that you read, understand, and comply with this policy. The prevention, detection, and reporting of modern slavery. You are required to avoid any activity that might lead to, or suggest, a breach of this policy. You must notify your manager as soon as possible if you believe or suspect that a conflict with this policy has occurred or may occur in the future.
You are encouraged to raise concerns about any issue or suspicion of modern slavery in any parts of our business or supply chains of any supplier tier at the earliest possible stage. If you believe or suspect a breach of this policy has occurred or that it may occur, you must notify your manager or the Legal and Compliance Director or you may report it in accordance with our Whistleblowing Policy as soon as possible.
If you are unsure about whether a particular act, the treatment of workers more generally, or their working conditions within any tier of our business constitutes any of the various forms of modern slavery, raise it with your manager or the Double Yolk Senior Leadership team.
We aim to encourage openness and will support anyone who raises genuine concerns in good faith under this policy, even if they turn out to be mistaken. Double Yolk is committed to ensuring no one suffers any detrimental treatment because of reporting in good faith their suspicion that modern slavery of whatever form is or may be taking place in any part of our own business or in any of our supply chains. Detrimental treatment includes dismissal, disciplinary action, threats, or other unfavourable treatment connected with raising a concern.
If you believe that you have suffered any such treatment, you should inform Double Yolk Senior Leadership team immediately.
Communication and Awareness of this Policy
Our zero-tolerance approach to modern slavery must be communicated to all suppliers, contractors, and business partners at the outset of our business relationship with them and reinforced as appropriate thereafter.
Breaches of this Policy
Any employee who breaches this policy will face disciplinary action, which could result in dismissal for misconduct or gross misconduct. Double Yolk may terminate our relationship with other individuals and organisations working on our behalf if they breach this policy.