Modern Slavery Policy

Grasshopper Communications Ltd is a specialist communications company providing strategic support to organisations operating in the regeneration, planning, property and infrastructure sectors. We have a zero-tolerance policy towards modern slavery.

Definition of Modern Slavery

We consider that modern slavery encompasses human trafficking; forced work, through mental or physical threat; being owned or controlled by an employer through mental or physical abuse or the threat of abuse; being dehumanised, treated as a commodity or being bought or sold as property and being physically constrained or to have restriction placed on freedom of movement.

Our Commitment

We are committed to adopting good employment practices operating in the delivery of our services and those in our supply chains and providing better employment opportunities and supporting long term career development for our staff. We support the eradication of unfair employment practices and modern slavery across supply chains in Wales.

We acknowledge our responsibilities in relation to tackling modern slavery under the provisions of Section 54(1) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015. We will:

  • Ensure no labour is obtained by means of child labour, slavery or human trafficking.
  • Undertake an ongoing review of both our internal practices in relation to our labour force and, additionally, our supply chains.
  • Not work with any other organisation in the United Kingdom or abroad, which knowingly supports or is found to involve itself in slavery, servitude and forced or compulsory labour.
  • Carry out due diligence processes ensuring slavery and/or human trafficking does not take place in our business.
  • Conduct a review of our suppliers’ policies relating to slavery and human trafficking.
  • Terminate our supplier contract if the supplier is, or is suspected, to be involved in modern slavery.
  • Undertake annual review to identify and assess the potential risks of slavery and human trafficking in our supply chains and take action if a risk is identified.
  • Train our staff on modern slavery.