Modern slavery is a grave crime and a violation of fundamental human rights that encompasses slavery, servitude, forced and compulsory labour, and human trafficking. NiX by Nicola Harding is committed to conducting its business with integrity, ethics, and a firm stance against modern slavery, ensuring it does not happen in our business and supply chains. This commitment aligns with our obligations under the Modern Slavery Act.
>We hold our contractors, suppliers, and business partners to the same high standards, explicitly prohibiting forced, compulsory, or trafficked labour, as well as any form of slavery or servitude. We particularly emphasise the prohibition of forced labour and discrimination of ethno-religious minorities from Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR).
This policy applies to all individuals working for us or on our behalf, including employees, directors, officers, agency workers, seconded workers, volunteers, interns, agents, contractors, external consultants, third-party representatives, and business partners. It is not part of an employment contract and may be amended at any time.
Responsibility for the policy
The board of directors holds overall responsibility for ensuring compliance with legal and ethical obligations related to this policy. The CEO is tasked with implementing and monitoring the policy's effectiveness, with management at all levels responsible for ensuring their teams understand and adhere to the policy through adequate and regular training.
Comments, suggestions, and queries regarding this policy are encouraged.
Compliance with the policy
Every individual associated with NiX by Nicola Harding must read, understand, and comply with this policy. Vigilance and reporting of any concerns about modern slavery in our business or supply chains are strongly encouraged. Suspected breaches should be reported to the manager at the earliest stage.
NiX by Nicola Harding is committed to supporting individuals who raise genuine concerns under this policy, ensuring no one suffers detrimental treatment for reporting in good faith. Detrimental treatment includes dismissal, disciplinary action, threats, or any unfavourable treatment connected with raising a concern. Breaches of this policy may result in disciplinary action, up to and including dismissal.
Communication and awareness of the policy
Training on this policy, along with the risks our business faces from modern slavery in its supply chains, is an integral part of the induction process for all individuals associated with NiX by Nicola Harding. Our zero-tolerance approach to modern slavery must be communicated to all suppliers, contractors, and business partners at the outset of our relationship and reinforced as necessary.
Breaches of the policy
Any employee breaching this policy will face disciplinary action, potentially resulting in dismissal for misconduct or gross misconduct. Our relationship with individuals and organisations working on our behalf may be terminated if they breach this policy.