Anti-Slavery Policy
Language Pal is committed to limiting the risk of modern slavery occurring within its own business, infiltrating its supply chains or through any other business relationship. The policy applies to all persons working for or on behalf of the Company, in any capacity, and any other third-party representative.
Language Pal expects all who have, or seek to have, a business relationship with the Company to familiarise themselves with this policy and to act in a way that is consistent with this policy. The Company intends on entering into business relationships with organisations who fully comply with this policy, or those who are taking verifiable steps towards compliance.
This policy will be used to underpin and inform any statement on slavery and human trafficking that the Company is required to produce further to the transparency in supply chain requirements of Section 54 of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 (MSA). This policy does not form part of any employee's contract of employment and we may amend it at any time.

What Do We Mean by Modern Slavery?

    Modern slavery can take many forms; it is a complex and multi-faceted problem. The Modern Slavery Act (MSA) 2015 covers four key criminal activities:
  • Slavery: where ownership is exercised over an individual
  • Servitude: involves the obligation to provide service imposed by coercion
  • Forced and compulsory labour: all work or service, not voluntarily performed, which is obtained from an individual under the threat of force or penalty
  • Human trafficking: involves arranging or facilitating the travel of another with a view to exploiting them
  • Other forms of modern slavery, which will not be tolerated but are not specifically referenced in the MSA, include, but are not limited to:
  • Child labour: whilst not always illegal in the jurisdiction in which it takes places, child labour involves the employment of children that is exploitative or is likely to be hazardous to or interfere with a child’s education, health (including mental health), physical wellbeing or social development.
How we seek to Embody the Anti-Slavery Policy in Practice
    To enforce the commitments laid out in this policy, we aim to implement the following measures throughout the period for which our company is in business
  • The Company will conduct risk assessments to determine which parts of the business and which supply chains are most at risk from modern slavery so efforts can be focused on the areas that are most ‘at risk’
  • Where appropriate, as informed by the risk assessment, the Company will engage directly with new suppliers in respect of the Anti-Slavery Policy in order to gain a proper understanding of the measures they have in place to ensure that modern slavery is not occurring within their own businesses
  • Our contractual documentation will incorporate specific prohibition against slavery or servitude, the use of forced, compulsory or trafficked labour, and the use of child labour in line with this policy.
  • o We also make provision for our contracted suppliers to hold their own suppliers to the same standards. We also reserve the right to terminate any contractual arrangement if there is breach of this policy.
Responsibility for This Policy
  • The Executive Board has overall responsibility for this policy and in ensuring that the Company complies with all its legal and ethical obligations.
Breaches of This Policy

The breach of this policy by any person associated with the Company may lead to disciplinary action being taken in accordance with the Company’s Disciplinary Procedure. Serious breaches may be regarded as gross misconduct and can lead to immediate halt of any business relations.

If any part of this policy is unclear, clarification should be sought from the company.