This statement is made pursuant to section 54 of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 (the MSA) on behalf of Yacht Stevedore Solutions LLC, a limited liability company registered in Florida, USA with registered EIN Number 87-1500232 and State File Number L21000299971.
We continue to be committed to acting responsibly and with integrity in all our business relationships and continue to take measures to implement and enforce effective systems and processes to ensure that modern slavery and human trafficking is not taking place anywhere within our control or influence.
We are committed to creating a working environment that is open, inclusive, supportive, that is based on mutual respect and trust and where everyone feels valued. Our ambition is for our staff to enjoy a working environment that is free from discrimination, harassment, bullying and victimisation. This policy covers all employees, contractors, temporary workers and prospective employees. It applies to all aspects of employment, from recruitment and selection through to leaving the business.
We have robust internal policies and processes in place to uphold and protect the rights and working conditions of our staff, to ensure that all employees are safe, of working age, and that we are complying with the provisions of the MSA and our staff are encouraged to identify and report any potential concerns to appropriate managers or senior officers of the business.
Yacht Stevedore Solutions LLC supply chains include a wide range of suppliers. We operate zero tolerance to slavery and human trafficking within our business. We expect all those in our supply chains to comply with our values.
Wherever possible and commercially viable, we purchase goods and services from established suppliers and we expect them to have suitable anti-slavery and human trafficking policies and processes in place.
We purchase a wide range of professional and operational services a, such as legal, accountancy, information technology, insurance, property, cleaning, catering, maintenance and other such services from time to time. These relationships are governed by written supply contracts which we aim to ensure are fair and balanced and include responsibilities for compliance.
We acknowledge our responsibility to be alert to the risks of modern slavery and human trafficking in our supply chains. We consider the risks in our current supply chains to be low, based on the location of the majority of our suppliers and product/service categories that we purchase. Nevertheless, we continue to monitor and develop our responsibilities in this regard, as appropriate.
We make training available to relevant members of staff to improve and develop our knowledge on this subject, with particular focus on our human resources, logistics and buying teams. Company directors have been reminded of their continued responsibilities to ensure our compliance with the requirements of the MSA.
We continue to monitor suppliers we believe present high modern slavery risks in our supply chain. This includes those who support the procurement of goods and materials for our fundraising and marketing activities and for resale in our network of charity shops, particularly where those goods and materials are acquired from suppliers in high risk countries.
This statement reflects the steps that Yacht Stevedore Solutions LLC is taking to ensure that slavery and human trafficking are not taking place in its own business or wider supply chain. We recognise that this requires constant monitoring and improvement and will continue to maintain and develop our knowledge and efforts going forwards.