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Modern Slavery Policy

Date: January 2024  

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. 

JNP Group have a zero- tolerance approach to modern slavery and we are committed to acting ethically and with integrity in all our business dealings and relationships and to implement and enforce effective systems and controls to ensure modern slavery is not taking place anywhere in our own business or our supply chain.  This includes ensuring that all our employees have a legal right to work in the UK by conducting Right to Work in the UK checks on employee applicants prior to starting work in accordance with UK Government guidance

This policy does not form part of any employee’s contract of employment, and we may amend it at any time. JNP Group is committed to ensuring there is transparency in our own business and in our approach to tackling modern slavery throughout our supply chain. We expect the same high standards from all of our contractors, suppliers, and other business partners. As part of our contracting processes, we include specific prohibitions against the use of forced, compulsory or trafficked labour, or anyone held in slavery or servitude, and we expect that our suppliers will hold their own suppliers to the same high standards.  This policy applies to all persons working for JNP Group or on our behalf in any capacity, including employees at all levels, directors, officers, agency workers, seconded workers, volunteers, agents, contractors, external consultants, third-party representatives, and business partners.

Responsibility for the Policy

JNP Group Directors have overall responsibility for ensuring this policy complies with legal and ethical obligations, and that all those under our control comply with it pursuant to section 54(1) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015.  The Directors have primary and day-to-day responsibility for implementing this policy, monitoring its use and effectiveness, dealing with any queries about it, and auditing internal control systems and procedures to ensure they are effective in countering modern slavery.  Management at all levels are responsible for ensuring those reporting to them understand and comply with this policy and are given any required training.

Compliance with the Policy

The prevention, detection, and reporting of modern slavery in any part of our business or supply chain is the responsibility of all those working for us or under our control.  You are required to avoid any activity that might lead to, or suggest, a breach of this policy. You must notify your management as soon as possible if you believe or suspect that a conflict with this policy has occurred or may occur in the future.

You are encouraged to raise concerns about any issue of suspicion of modern slavery in any parts of our business or the supply chains of any supplier tier at the earliest possible stage. If you believe or suspect a breach of this policy has occurred or that it may occur, you must notify management.

If you are unsure about whether a particular act, the treatment of workers more generally, or their working conditions within any tier of our supply chain constitutes any of the various forms of modern slavery, raise it with management.

We aim to encourage openness and will support anyone who raises genuine concerns in good faith under this policy, even if they turn out to be mistaken.

We are committed to ensuring no one suffers any detrimental treatment as a result of reporting in good faith their suspicion that modern slavery of whatever form is or may be taking place in any part of our own business or in any part of our supply chain.  If you believe that you have suffered any such treatment, you should inform management immediately.

Communication and Awareness of the Policy  

Training on this policy, and on the risk our business faces from modern slavery in its supply chain will be given upon induction including the definitions of slavery and human trafficking.   Our zero-tolerance approach to modern slavery will be communicated to all suppliers, contractors, and business partners at the outset of our business relationship with them and reinforced as appropriate thereafter.

Breaches of this Policy  

Any employee who breaches this policy will face disciplinary action, which could result in dismissal for misconduct or gross misconduct.  JNP Group will terminate our relationship with other individuals and organisations working on our behalf if they breach this policy.

The policy will be monitored by the Group Board of Directors and reviewed annually.



Andrew Lee

Managing Director                                                                              Date: January 2024