Modern Slavery Statement

Duo Group has a zero-tolerance approach to any form of modern slavery.

This statement is made pursuant the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and sets out the steps that Duo Group is takes to ensure that modern slavery or human trafficking does not take place within our business or supply chain.

Modern Slavery

Modern slavery encompasses slavery, servitude, human trafficking and forced labour. We are committed to acting ethically and with integrity and transparency in all business dealings and to putting effective systems and controls in place to safeguard against any form of modern slavery taking place within the business or our supply chain.

No employee is made to work against his/her will or work as bonded/forced labour, or subject to corporal punishment or coercion of any type related to work.

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Elimination of Child Labour

Duo Group is committed to the Elimination of Child Labour and to finding practical, meaningful and culturally appropriate responses to support the elimination of such labour practices. It has been formulated in consideration with the UK acts. It therefore endorses the need for appropriate initiatives to progressively eliminate these abuses.

Duo Group always prohibits the use of child labour. Duo Group classifies any person below the age of eighteen years as a minor. They are not permitted to enter the workplace as workers. There is zero tolerance towards the breach of this policy.

Records are maintained of employee details, including age. They are open to verification by any authorised personnel or relevant statutory body.

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Management Arrangements

We operate internal procedures to ensure that we are conducting business in an ethical and transparent manner. These include:

Recruitment – We operate a robust recruitment procedure and conduct checks of eligibility to work in the UK for all employees, self-employed and agency staff to safeguard against human trafficking or individuals being forced to work against their will.
Pay – We pay their employees at least the national minimum wage.
Whistleblowing – We operate a whistleblowing procedure so that all employees know that they can raise concerns about how colleagues are being treated, or practices within our business or supply chain, without fear of reprisals

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Use of Approved Suppliers

Duo Group operates a supplier approval procedure and maintains a preferred supplier list. We conduct due diligence on all new suppliers before allowing them to become a preferred supplier.

In addition to the above, as part of our contract with suppliers, we require that they confirm to us that:

They have taken steps to eradicate modern slavery within their business;
They hold their own suppliers to account with regards to modern slavery;
(For UK based suppliers) They pay their employees at least the national minimum wage;
(For international suppliers) They pay their employees any prevailing minimum wage applicable within their country of operations.

Their supplier status may be terminated at any time should any instances of modern slavery come to light.


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We conduct training for our procurement/buying teams so that they understand the signs of modern slavery and what to do if they suspect that it is taking place within our supply chain.

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Our performance indicators

We will know the effectiveness of the steps that we are taking to ensure that slavery and/or human trafficking is not taking place within our business or supply chain if no negative reports are received from our employees, the public or from enforcement agencies to indicate that modern slavery practices have been identified.

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