Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking

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ANTI-SLAVERY POLICY STATEMENT

This statement is made pursuant to section 54(1) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and constitutes the slavery and human trafficking statement for Cash Inn Ltd and the steps taken to ensure that Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking is not taking place within our business or supply chains. 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.

 

Cash Inn Ltd has 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 implementing and enforcing effective systems and controls to ensure modern slavery is not taking place anywhere in our own business or in any of our supply chains.

 

Our Business

 

Cash Inn Ltd is a financial service provider which also retails pre-owned jewellery. The company has a relatively straight forward supply chain compared to other businesses, with most products/services being supplied that relate to jewellery, stationery, marketing materials and security systems from within the UK. To ensure all those in our supply chain and contractors comply with our values we ensure wherever possible that agreements with third parties require the third party to comply with all relevant anti-slavery and human trafficking legislation. We also request suppliers to agree to our Supplier Standards which sets out that suppliers must have effective systems and controls in place to ensure slavery and human trafficking is not taking place in their business or any of their supply chain.

 

Policies

 

Cash Inn Ltd has established policies within the business to ensure no Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking occurs in our supply chains or in any part of our business. Our Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking Policy reflects our commitment to acting with integrity and ethically in all our business relationships, and implementing and enforcing effective systems and controls to ensure slavery and human trafficking is not taking place anywhere in our supply chains

 

We are also committed to ensuring there is transparency in our own business and in our approach to tackling modern slavery throughout our supply chains, consistent with our disclosure obligations under the Modern Slavery Act 2015.

 

This policy applies to all persons working for us or on our behalf in any capacity, including employees at all levels, directors, officers, shop workers and business partners. Cash Inn Ltd has a dedicated Compliance team that handles issues from Legal, Audit, Human Resources and Procurement departments.

Responsibility for the policy

Cash Inn Ltd has overall responsibility for ensuring this policy complies with our legal and ethical obligations, and that all those under our control comply with it. Cash Inn Ltd has 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 adequate and regular training on it and the issue of modern slavery in supply chains.

Compliance with the policy

The prevention, detection and reporting of modern slavery in any part of our business or supply chains is the responsibility of all those working for us or under our control. 

Cash Inn Ltd has systems in place to identify, mitigate and monitor the risk of slavery and human trafficking occurring in our supply chains

We encourage employees to raise concerns about any issue or suspicion of modern slavery in any parts of our business or supply chains of any supplier tier at the earliest possible stage. If we believe or suspect a breach of this policy has occurred or that it may occur, the Managing director will be alerted, and it will be reported in accordance with our Whistleblowing Policy as soon as possible.

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 of our supply chains.

Detrimental treatment includes dismissal, disciplinary action, threats or other unfavourable treatment connected with raising a concern.

Communication & awareness of this policy

As part of our initiative to identify and mitigate risk we provide employees with a clearly stated and comprehensive policy on Modern Slavery.  Training on this policy covers serving vulnerable customers who may be subject to modern slavery and for recruiting new members of staff. It also considers the risk our business faces from modern slavery in its supply chains, forms part of the induction process for all individuals who work for us, and updates will be provided using established methods of communication between the business.

Our zero-tolerance approach to modern slavery must 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. We may terminate our relationship with other individuals and organisations working on our behalf if they breach this policy.

Managing Director - Ben Smith, 2021