Maxwell Stamp has a Code of Ethics aimed at maintaining a culture of openness, trust and integrity in the company’s business practices. Effective ethics is a team effort involving the participation and support of every Maxwell Stamp PLC employee. Maxwell Stamp PLC is committed to protecting employees, business partners and suppliers from illegal or damaging actions by individuals, either knowingly, or unknowingly. Maxwell Stamp PLC will not tolerate any wrongdoing or impropriety at any time. The Company will take the appropriate measures and act quickly where the Code of Ethics is broken.
The Code of Ethics applies to all employees, sub-contractors, individual consultants and part time employees of Maxwell Stamp PLC together with all subsidiary and joint venture companies, branches, offices and franchisees. Suppliers will be provided with a copy of this document and will be required to adhere to it, or alternatively will be required to sign a Supplier Code of Conduct that reflects these same principles and requirements.
The Board of Directors of Maxwell Stamp PLC (“the Company”) has approved this Anti-Slavery and Human Trafficking Policy to ensure that employees and other individuals or entities engaged by the Company are aware of the policy principles and implementation framework in relation to modern slavery.
Modern slavery encapsulates slavery, servitude and forced or compulsory labour, and human trafficking involves the movement of persons with a view to them being exploited. The relevant UK legislation is set out in the Modern Slavery Act 2015. The Company affirms a zero tolerance approach to modern slavery and trafficking, will make every effort to ensure that its business activities do not engage in or facilitate offences of slavery, servitude and forced or compulsory labour, or human trafficking.
The Company is committed to ensuring that all persons and organisations, either working for or representing the company, including contractors, suppliers and other business partners also practice zero tolerance towards modern slavery, and the Company acknowledges its responsibility to be transparent in its own business.
The Company will where appropriate ensure that suppliers (subcontractors, consultants and grantees) procured to work on a project are eligible to do so. This includes ensuring that the contracted firms, organisations or individuals are not connected with any business involved in slavery or human trafficking.
The Board of Directors.