Anti-slavery and Human Trafficking Code of Conduct
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.
Interstate Hotels & Resorts (who manage Jupiter Hotels) has a zero-tolerance approach to slavery and is committed to acting ethically and with integrity in all business relationships and to ensuring there are no acts of slavery within any parts of our business or supply chains.
The Company and its employees undertake to comply with the principles of all legislation in relation to modern slavery. We expect all third parties that we do business with to maintain the same high standards and this Code of Conduct applies to all Directors, employees, agency workers, contractors, consultants, third party representatives and business partners.
Our systems and controls seek to ensure that modern slavery is not taking place either within our own business or in any of our supply chains. We will not enter into business with any third-party making use of forced, compulsory or trafficked labour or anyone held in slavery or servitude (whether adults or children) nor do we tolerate such activity within our own business.
We will introduce obligations on our supply chain both before signing contracts with a third party and on an ongoing basis for the duration of any contract.
The Board of Directors has overall responsibility for the Code of Conduct and for ensuring that those under our control comply with both our Code of Conduct and the Act.
Under our Code of Conduct, employees and anyone doing business with the Company are expected to:
- Comply with the provisions of all legislation related to modern slavery (e.g. the Modern Slavery Act – MSA) and of this Code of Conduct;
- Avoid any activity resulting in a breach of the requirements of the MSA or this Code of Conduct;
- Raise any concerns about any suspicion of modern slavery in any part of our business or supply chains;
- Prevent, detect or report any instances of modern slavery within our business or supply chains.
Reporting should be to one of the following:
- Line manager (for employees); or
- Interstate Hotels Managing Director; or
- Principal Interstate contact (for third parties);
- Modern Slavery Helpline on 0800 0121 7005
Raise concerns immediately if there is a suspicion of a breach of the Code of Conduct. If any employee breaches this Code of Conduct, they will face disciplinary action which may result in dismissal for misconduct.
If any third party that we do business with breaches this Code of Conduct, where practicable and subject to the terms of their contract with us, we will terminate our relationship with them.