Anti Slavery Policy
Westlegate Pty Ltd is committed to limiting, or where possible eliminating, the risk of modern slavery occurring within its own business, infiltrating its supply chains or through any other business relationship.
The policy applies to all persons working for or on behalf of the company, in any capacity, including employees, directors, officers, agency workers, contractors, consultants and any other third-party representative.
Westlegate expects all who have, or seek to have, a business relationship with the company to familiarise themselves with this policy and to act in a way that is consistent with its values.
Westlegate will only do business with organisations who fully comply with this policy, or those who are taking verifiable steps towards compliance.
Modern slavery can take many forms; it is a complex and multi-faceted problem.
- Slavery: where ownership is exercised over an individual
- Servitude: involves the obligation to provide service imposed by coercion
- Forced and compulsory labour: all work or service, not voluntarily performed, which is obtained from an individual under the threat of force or penalty
- Human trafficking: involves arranging or facilitating the travel of another with a view to exploiting them
Other forms of modern slavery, which will not be tolerated, include, but are not limited to:
- Child labour: whilst not always illegal in the jurisdiction in which it takes places, child labour involves the employment of children that is exploitative or is likely to be hazardous to or interfere with a child’s education, health (including mental health), physical wellbeing or social development.
All forms of modern slavery have in common, the deprivation of a person’s liberty by another in order to exploit them for commercial or personal gain and amount to a violation of an individual’s fundamental human rights.
Tackling modern slavery requires personnel to play a part and remain vigilant to the risk in all aspect of the Westlegate business and business relationships.
Responsibility for This Policy
Senior management have overall responsibility for this policy and in ensuring that the company complies with all its legal and ethical obligations.
Senior management will also have the primary day-to-day responsibility for the implementation of this policy, monitoring its use and ensuring that the appropriate processes and control systems are in place, and amended as appropriate, to ensure it can operate effectively.
All management members are responsible for ensuring that their areas comply with the provisions of this policy in the day to day performance of their roles.
Communication and Employee Awareness Training
Managers will ensure that relevant personnel receive adequate training on this policy and any supporting processes applicable to their role. Appropriate suppliers and subcontractors shall be required to acknowledge and confirm compliance to this policy.
Breaches of This Policy
The breach of this policy by anyone within Westlegate may lead to disciplinary action being taken. Serious breaches may be regarded as gross misconduct and can lead to immediate dismissal.
All personnel will be expected to fully co-operate in any investigation into suspected breaches of this policy or any related processes or procedures.
If any part of this policy is unclear, clarification should be sought from any Manager.
Status of This Policy
This Anti-Slavery Policy will be reviewed by the management team on a regular basis.
This policy reflects the company’s current practice. Westlegate will update the notice from time to time to reflect legal and operational requirements.
10th March 2022