Wesser Limited – Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking Policy
Wesser Limited is a charity fundraising organisation engaged in the recruitment of donors for charitable organisations worldwide. Wesser is opposed to all forms of human trafficking and slavery and takes all necessary steps to ensure the promotion of sound, moral and ethical practices throughout the whole of its business.
We are committed to ensuring that there is no modern slavery or human trafficking within our supply chains or in any part of our business and require that our supply chain partners adhere to the requirements of the Modern Slavery Act 2015. We undertake all necessary and practicable steps, to ensure that our standards are being implemented throughout our supply chain.
This statement has been approved by the Wesser Limited management team and is made pursuant to section 54(1) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015.
Wesser Limited – Child Labour Policy
Due to a range of economic and social factors, child labour remains prevalent in sourcing regions where so many children drop out of school to support family incomes or care for siblings. Wesser Limited therefore expects all suppliers and partner organisations to have a Child Labour Remediation Policy in place. This is non-negotiable and we closely monitor full compliance.
Should a child be discovered working for a supplier or its subcontractor, we expect that the supplier takes its responsibilities seriously and works to remediate the situation. The supplier should work together with Wesser Limited, and any other appropriate third party partner, to seek an alternative solution in the best interests of the child.
Wesser Limited defines child labour to be work undertaken for others by children below the minimum age for work. Minimum ages are selected by individual countries, generally not less than 15, per the ILO Convention 138 concerning Minimum Age for Admission to Employment, 1973. The UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) defines a “child” as aged under 18.
Our commitment under the policy:
We will work with our suppliers, in coordination with any appropriate partners, to support children leaving the workplace and entering suitable care and education. Remediation of child labour incorporates a broad range of actions that can be taken to create long term and sustainable solutions for children found working, including rehabilitation and enrolment in education. Supporting access to education ensures vulnerable children are in a protective environment, able to build the knowledge and skills necessary to develop into productive, resilient adults.
Our suppliers’ commitments under this policy:
We expect those we are sourcing from to have a Child Labour Remediation Policy in place and to communicate this policy to all subcontractors they may work with in production for Wesser Limited. Should child labour be identified anywhere in the Wesser Limited supply chain, suppliers and subcontractors are expected to act in accordance with their policy as well as in partnership with us to offer remediation in each individual circumstance.
Due Diligence Processes for Slavery and Human Trafficking:
The Company undertakes due diligence when considering taking on new suppliers, and regularly reviews its existing suppliers. The Company’s due diligence process includes but is not exhaustive of, building long-standing relationships with suppliers and making clear our expectations of business partners, evaluating the modern slavery and human trafficking risks of each new supplier and invoking sanctions against suppliers that fail to improve their performance in line with an action plan provided by us, that may include the termination of the business relationship.
This Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking Statement will be regularly reviewed and updated as necessary. The Wesser Limited Senior Management team, endorses this policy statement and is fully committed to its implementation.
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