Portico Company Statement
In 2015 the Government passed into law the Modern Slavery Act.
As a company we recognise that we have a moral duty to ensure that the way we do business is responsible and does not impact negatively on either those we work with, our immediate surroundings and the wider world we live in.
We at Portico, wholeheartedly support the aims of this act to prevent modern slavery and human trafficking in our organisation and within both the local UK and global supplier base that we use.
We also recognise the importance of the 9 steps of the ETI base code and are actively working towards making positive change through our supply chain, the way we do business and transparency of information we share.
Simon Harrison MD
Founder and Managing Director of Portico Designs Ltd & PBS Ltd.
The Modern Slavery Act 2015
On 29 October 2015 the Modern Slavery Act 2015 came in to force and with it, new requirements for businesses to report on slavery and human trafficking.
What is Modern Slavery Act?
The Modern Slavery Act 2015 is a UK act of Parliament designed to combat modern slavery and human trafficking through the consolidation of previous legislation and the introduction of new measures. Specifically, it introduces new requirements for organisations in regard to their business and supply chains.
What is Modern Slavery?
• Sex Trafficking.
• Child Sex Trafficking.
• Forced Labour.
• Bonded Labour or Debt Bondage.
• Domestic Servitude.
• Forced Child Labour.
• Unlawful Recruitment and Use of Child Soldiers.
What are the 9 Steps of the ETI Base Code?
1 – That employment is freely chosen.
2 – Freedom of association and the right to collectively bargain.
3 – Working conditions are safe and hygienic.
4 – Child labour shall not be used.
5 – Living wages are paid.
6 – Working hours are not excessive.
7 – No discrimination is practiced.
8 – Regular employment is provided.
9 – No harsh or inhumane treatment is allowed.