This statement has been published in accordance with the Modern Slavery Act 2015. It sets out Punch’s actions to understand all potential risks within its business related to modern slavery and to put in place steps aimed at ensuring that there is no slavery or human trafficking in its own business and its supply chains. This statement relates to actions and activities during the financial year 19th August 2017 until 18th August 2018.
Punch is aware that slavery and human trafficking can occur in many forms, such as forced labour, child labour, domestic servitude, sex trafficking and workplace abuse. Therefore, throughout this statement, we, Punch use the terms ‘slavery and human trafficking’ to encompass all these various forms of coerced labour. As outlined in greater detail below, we have taken certain steps during the financial year, to ensure that slavery and human trafficking are not taking place in our supply chains or other parts of our business. To this end, we have established an integrated approach to managing human rights across our business, including risks related to slavery and trafficking.
Punch is committed to ensuring there is no modern slavery or human trafficking is in existence in our supply chains or in any part of our business. Our Anti-Slavery policy reflects our commitment towards acting ethically and with integrity in all our business relationships and to implementing and enforcing effective systems and controls to ensure slavery and human trafficking is not taking place anywhere in our supply chains.
Our Recruitment and Selection Policy ensures that Punch will conduct appropriate checks on all employees to guarantee that they can legally work in the United Kingdom.
Our Whistleblowing Policy encourages all Punch employees to report any concerns related to the activity of the Company.
Our Ethics and Code of Conduct Policy explains the manner in which we behave as an organisation and how we expect our employees and suppliers to act.