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.
DA Languages has a zero-tolerance approach to modern slavery. We are committed to acting ethically and with integrity in every business relationship, process, dealing or communication and will enforce effective systems and controls to ensure modern slavery is not taking place anywhere within our own business or in any of our supply chains.
DA Languages considers modern slavery to be;
People trapped in poverty borrow money and are forced to work to pay off the debt, losing control over both their employment conditions and the debt.
This policy applies to all persons working for or on behalf of DA Languages in any capacity. This policy applied to persons at all levels, including, but not limited to board members, directors, officers, contractors, freelancers, consultants, third-party representatives and business partners.
The Director(s) hold overall accountability and authority for ensuring business compliance with the Modern Slavery Act 2015. They are responsible for ensuring that this policy complies with the relevant legal and ethical standards and for ensuring that anyone working for on behalf of D A Languages is given adequate and regular training on the issues of modern slavery, this policy and that they understand and abide by the regulation and this policy.
The Risk & Compliance Manager is also responsible for ensuring this policy complies with the relevant legal and ethical standards and for ensuring that anyone working for on behalf of D A Languages is given adequate and regular training on the issues of modern slavery, this policy and that they understand and abide by the regulation and this policy.
They also act as the first point of contact for any queries or concerns relating to this policy as well as being responsible for updating this policy.
Managers are expected to ensure that their teams are aware of, understand and abide by this policy. They are expected to monitor its use and effectiveness and ensure that their team operate in line with this policy.
Employees are expected to familiarise themselves with this policy and abide by it at all times. All employees are encouraged to report any concerns or suspicions of modern slavery within the business or supply chain to the Risk & Compliance Manager at the earliest possible stage. Employees should refer to our whistleblowing policy for more guidance.
To ensure that D A Languages adhered to the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and acts ethically in terms of business practice, we commit that;
Non-conformance with this policy may result in disciplinary action, as outlined in the Employee Handbook.