Human Trafficking and Slavery

EEUK prohibits trafficking in persons and slavery. EEUK employees, contractors, subcontractors, vendors, suppliers, partners and others through whom EEUK conducts business must not engage in any practice that constitutes trafficking in persons or slavery. This includes, but is not limited to, the following activities:

• Engaging in any form of trafficking in persons;
• Procuring commercial sex acts;
• Using forced labour in the performance of any work;
• Destroying, concealing, confiscating, or otherwise denying access by an individual to the individual’s identity or immigration documents, such as passports or drivers’ licenses, regardless of issuing authority;
• Using misleading or fraudulent practices during the recruitment of candidates or offering of employment/contract positions; such as failing to disclose, in a format and language accessible to the potential candidate, basic information or making material misrepresentations during the recruitment of candidates regarding the key terms and conditions, including wages and fringe benefits, the location of work, the living conditions, housing and associated costs (if provided by EEUK), any significant cost to be charged to the candidate, and, if applicable, the hazardous nature of the work;
• Using recruiters that do not comply with local labour laws of the country in which the recruiting takes place;
• Charging applicants/candidates recruitment fees;
• If required by law or contract, failing to provide return transportation or failing to pay for the cost of return transportation upon the end of employment;
• If required by law or contract, failing to provide an employment contract, recruitment agreement, or other required work document in writing.

 

Human Trafficking and Slavery Policy Statement April 2020 v1.0