Human Rights & Modern Slavery Statement
Audience and Scope
Our Human Rights Policy applies to all KFA Connect staff and Partners. We also expect our suppliers to respect and adhere to this policy.
- seek to avoid causing or contributing to adverse human rights impacts through our own activities and address such impacts, if they do occur, in a timely and appropriate manner;
- seek to prevent or mitigate adverse human rights impacts that are directly related to our operations, products and services through our business relationships;
- provide for, or cooperate in their remediation through legitimate processes, if we identify that we have caused or contributed to adverse human rights impacts;
- continue to look for ways to support the promotion of human rights within our operations and our sphere of influence.
This sets out our position concerning human rights and modern slavery and sits alongside our Staff Handbook and Health & Safety Policy.
Our statements below draw upon the International Bill of Human Rights and the ILO Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work:
Child Labour: KFA Connect will not use child labour and will comply with all relevant laws in this regard. We do, however, support legitimate workplace apprenticeships and other similar programmes that comply with the applicable laws and regulations.
Modern slavery: KFA Connect will not use forced, bonded or involuntary labour and workers are not required to lodge ‘deposits’ or identity papers with the company and can leave after giving reasonable notice, with all wages owed to be paid. We have a zero-tolerance approach towards human trafficking.
Health, Safety and Hygiene: All KFA Connect employees will work in an environment that is both safe and healthy, in line with our UK Health & Safety Policy.
Discipline: KFA Connect prohibits physical abuse or discipline, the threat of physical abuse, sexual or other harassment and verbal abuse or other forms of intimidation. Disciplinary and grievance procedures are clearly documented and communicated to all employees in our Staff Handbook. All disciplinary measures of a serious nature are recorded and actioned.
Freedom of Association and Employee Representation: KFA Connect recognises that all its employees have the right to form and join organisations of their own choosing. The company takes active measures to seek employees’ views about the company, respects employees’ rights to belong to trade unions and fully complies with our legal obligations to inform and consult employees.
Working Hours: KFA Connect will ensure that working hours are reasonable and comply with the law and industry standards.
Equality of Treatment: KFA Connect is fully committed to eliminating discrimination in recruitment, training and working conditions, on grounds of race, colour, sex, age, religion, political opinion, national extraction, sexual orientation, disability, or social origin and to promoting equality of opportunity and treatment as outlined in the Staff Handbook.
Employment terms: KFA Connect will provide written and clear contracts which detail the terms and conditions of its staff employment. We will ensure that work performed by employees is based on recognised employment law and practice.
Remuneration: KFA Connect will, at a minimum, provide wages and benefits that meet national standards. We will provide employees with clear written information on their pay and conditions. The company prohibits deductions on employees’ wages as a disciplinary measure. KFA Connect is committed to equal pay and benefits for men and women for work of equal value.
Grievance and remediation
Where a human rights violation is identified, we will work with all parties involved to seek access to remedy, compensation, and justice for the victim. We will also investigate the root cause so that we can take appropriate steps to prevent such a violation from reoccurring.
Anyone raising a genuine concern that is in the public interest will be protected from victimisation.