Anti-Slavery & Human Trafficking Policy
Modern slavery is a crime and a violation of fundamental human rights. It takes various forms, such as slavery, servitude, forced and compulsory labour and human trafficking, all of which have in common the deprivation of a person’s liberty by another in order to exploit them for personal or commercial gain.
Mainline has a zero-tolerance approach to modern slavery, and we are committed to acting ethically and with integrity in all our business dealings and relationships. We are also committed to implementing and enforcing effective systems and controls to ensure modern slavery is not taking place anywhere in our own business or in any of our supply chains. We expect the same high standards from all of our suppliers and business partners.
This statement applies to all persons working for us or on our behalf in any capacity including employees at all levels, directors, agency workers and agents.
Mainline is a wholesale supplier of picture frame mouldings, mount boards, framing machinery and equipment sourced from both international and UK manufacturers for retail online to a global market. Mainline distributes their products to a global market through UK carrier services, International carriers, customer collections and the Mainline fleet.
Mainline operates the following approach to the identification of modern slavery risks and steps to be taken to prevent slavery and human trafficking in its operations:
Mainline faces risks related to slavery and human trafficking in the following areas:
1. Our supply chain
2. Temporary staff
Mainline manages these risk areas through our procedures set out below.
1. Anti-slavery statement
We have a clear statement that we take our responsibilities to our employees, people working within our supply chain and our clients seriously. We make this statement on our website.
2. Supply Chains
We check our supply chain to reduce the potential for slavery and human trafficking. The audit process for new and existing suppliers involves data collection and an assessment of the risk of modern slavery and human trafficking. This is documented on our Anti-Slavery register and reviewed every 2 years.
Mainline is committed to this process of checking our suppliers, their level of risk and making efforts to confirm their adherence to anti-slavery measures in their businesses.
If we find that individuals or organisations working on our behalf have breached this policy we will ensure that we take appropriate action. This may include the possibility of breaches being remediated and whether that might represent the best outcome for those individuals impacted by the breach to terminating such relationships.
3. Whistleblowing Policy
Mainline encourages all of its employees to report any wrongdoing at work, or any criminal acts. Mainline’s Whistleblowing Policy is designed to make it easy for employees to make disclosures without fear of retaliation.
4. Code of Conduct
Mainline has a ‘code of conduct’ which makes clear to employees the action and behaviour expected of them when working and representing Mainline. Mainline strives to maintain the highest standards of employee conduct and ethical behaviour.
Mainline uses only reputable employment agencies to source labour and always verifies the practices of any new agency it is using before accepting workers from that agency. We verify that staff are legally able to work in our operations. We provide information to all new starters on their statutory rights including sick pay, holiday pay and any other benefits they may be entitled to.
We provide specific training to those staff members who are involved in managing recruitment and our supply chains.
Monitoring our Procedures
We will review our Anti-slavery policy regularly. We will provide information and / or training on any changes we make.
Slavery and Human Trafficking are serious crimes, and Mainline Mouldings Ltd are pleased to submit this policy outlining our commitment to the aims of the MSA. This policy is made pursuant to the Modern Slavery Act 2015.
Director, Mainline Mouldings Ltd
Policy Review: May 2024
This policy is reviewed annually