Modern Slavery Policy

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.

Medlocums 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.

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.

We expect the same high standards from all of our contractors, suppliers and other business partners, and as part of our contracting processes, in the coming year we will include specific prohibitions against the use of forced, compulsory or trafficked labour, or anyone held in slavery or servitude, whether adults or children, and we expect that our suppliers will hold their own suppliers to the same high standards.

This policy applies to all persons working for us or on our behalf in any capacity, including employees at all levels, directors, officers, agency workers, seconded workers, volunteers, interns, agents, contractors, external consultants, third-party representatives and business partners.

This policy does not form part of any employee’s contract of employment and we may amend it at any time.

Responsibility for the policy

The owner has overall responsibility for ensuring this policy complies with our legal and ethical
obligations, and that all those under our control comply with it.

The HR Director 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 any required training.

Compliance with the policy

You must ensure that you read, understand and comply with this 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 manager OR the HR department 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 your
manager or report it in accordance with our Whistleblowing Policy as soon as possible.

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 your manager or the HR Department.

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 your manager
immediately.

Communication & awareness of this policy

Training on this policy, and on the risk our business faces from modern slavery in its supply chain will be
given where needed.

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.

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