Modern Slavery Statement for financial year 2019/20

 

Matrix has a zero-tolerance approach to any form of modern slavery.  We are committed to acting ethically and with integrity and transparency in all business dealings and to putting effective systems and controls in place to safeguard against any form of modern slavery taking place within the business or our supply chain.

This statement sets out the steps that have been taken and are continuing to be taken to ensure that modern slavery or human trafficking is not taking place within our business.  Modern slavery encompasses slavery, servitude, human trafficking and forced labour.

 

Our business

Matrix Graphics Ltd trading as Matrix
Industry keys – UNSPSC: 82101800  |  SIC: 7311

 

Our procurement

Matrix maintains a preferred supplier list.  We conduct due diligence on all suppliers before allowing them to become a preferred supplier.  This due diligence includes an online search to ensure that particular organisation has never been convicted of offences relating to modern slavery. We may terminate the contract at any time should any instances of modern slavery come to light.

 

Our recruitment

We aim to prevent modern slavery or human trafficking in our business right at the start of our recruitment processes and throughout the employment lifecycle. Our business conducts rigorous pre-employment checks including eligibility to work, references, qualifications and, where necessary, criminal records checks.

 

Our policies

We operate a number of internal policies to ensure that we are conducting business in an ethical and transparent manner.

These include:

Recruitment and selection Policy
Bullying and Harassment Policy
Whistleblowing Policy
Eligibility to Work Policy
Equality and Diversity in Employment Policy

 

Training and education

Training is undertaken by all employees involved in the procurement and recruitment process to ensure that modern slavery is raised as an area of concern.

 

Our performance indicators

We will know the effectiveness of the steps that we are taking to ensure that modern slavery and/or human trafficking is not taking place within our business or supply chain if:

No reports are received from employees, the public, or law enforcement agencies to indicate that modern slavery practices have been identified.

The suppliers we work with continue to demonstrate vigilance and ethical working practices relating to modern slavery / human trafficking as evidenced by our due diligence processes.

 

Approval for this statement

This statement was approved by the Board of Directors on 2 January 2019.

Carl Prosser – Director/CEO
Simon Sharman – Director
Mark Jarratt – Director

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