Global Anti Slavery Policy – Jobs OneGlobe
1.1. Modern Slavery – What is It?
Modern slavery is the practice of trafficking, harboring, and/or recruitment of people through force, coercion, abuse, deception, and other actions for the purpose of exploitation. Modern slavery takes many forms, including slavery, servitude, forced or compulsory labor, human trafficking, and other actions intended to deprive a person of their liberty and exploit them for personal or commercial gain.
The Modern Slavery Act 2015 (UK) has made it impossible for businesses in the UK and abroad to engage in such forms of slavery without accountability. Any such abuses and human rights violations in their supply chains will be met with swift action by legal bodies in charge of implementing said legislation.
1.2. The Role of our Global Anti Slavery Policy
The role of this document is to outline the Anti Slavery Policy for Jobs OneGlobe. Jobs OneGlobe is committed to acting ethically and with integrity in all its business dealings and relationships. It maintains effective systems and controls to enforce this policy with the goal to ensure that modern slavery does not take place anywhere within Jobs OneGlobe, the services it provides, and in any of its supply chains.
Jobs OneGlobe will not knowingly enter into partnerships or business dealings with any individual or organization that either exposes people to abuse or exploitation or itself tolerates discrimination, harsh, and inhumane treatment of employees and agents.
- The role and objectives of this policy are:
- To remain aligned and cooperative with global anti-slavery acts and laws including The Modern Slavery Act 2015 (UK)
- To maintain risk-assessed and transparent supply chains
- To not directly support any organization, initiative, or activity that causes, promotes, or contributes to modern slavery or human trafficking
- To not engage, contract, or work with any entity or organization that causes, promotes, or contributes to modern slavery or human trafficking
- To ensure that any victims of modern slavery have access to remediation and justice
- To publish, review, and maintain the Anti Slavery Policy which complies with the requirements of MSA 2015 and its international equivalents
2. Documents Related to this Policy
This policy must be read and understood in conjunction with the policies detailed below:
- Terms and Conditions
- Cookies Policy
3. Scope and Terms of This Policy
This policy applies to all Jobs OneGlobe staff across OneGlobe Life LTD and other parties with access to OneGlobe Life LTD corporate assets in any capacity.
The term “staff” includes (but is not limited to) directors, trustees, full-time, part-time, or fixed-term employees, trainees, contracted staff, temporary staff, consultants, agency, and homeworkers. Jobs OneGlobe will not partner with or procure from organizations that engage in slavery or human trafficking.
The term “assets” means any and all Jobs OneGlobe funds, systems, data, information assets, and any other system or documentation that is the property of Jobs OneGlobe.
The term “access…in any capacity” means any and all interfaces or points of contact that any person in this policy applies to have with the assets described above. This includes all access by OneGlobe Life LTD subsidiaries.
Training on this policy and the risks of modern slavery in the supply chain will be delivered where needed. Jobs OneGlobe’s approach to modern slavery will be communicated to all suppliers, contractors, and partners at the outset of our relationship with them and reinforced as appropriate thereafter.
4. Global Anti Slavery Policy Statements
Jobs OneGlobe has a zero-tolerance approach to modern slavery and human trafficking. The policy requires that all individuals and organizations covered ensure:
- Prohibition of child labor
- Adherence to local and national law is ensured
- Workers have the freedom of movement, association, and the right to terminate their employment
- Prohibition of any threat of violence, harassment, and intimidation
- Workers are not subject to compulsory overtime, worker-paid recruitment fees, discrimination, or confiscation of original identification documents
- Provision of access to remedy, compensation, and justice for victims of modern slavery
5. External Standards on Anti Slavery
All Jobs OneGlobe suppliers and partners must operate in line with the UN Global Compact Guiding Principles on business, human rights, and labor, which call on organizations to respect and support internationally proclaimed human rights and to ensure they are not complicit in human rights abuses. Information on these principles can be found at: https://www.unglobalcompact.org/what-is-gc/mission/principles
6. Reporting and Investigation
Jobs OneGlobe will ensure that reporting and incident management procedures to address modern slavery concerns are in place and effectively used to enable an appropriate and swift investigation of any given case. Concerns to report can include:
- Suspicion or knowledge that Jobs OneGlobe, a partner organization, or a supplier is engaging in the use of modern slaves
- Suspicion or knowledge that modern slaves are being engaged by local businesses
- Suspicion that services or products used by Jobs OneGlobe are produced under the conditions of modern slavery
The following channels should be used to report concerns:
1. Staff are advised to report immediately any concerns of suspected or actual slavery or human trafficking.
2. Any Jobs OneGlobe representative who has a concern or suspicion regarding harm, exploitation, or abuse by someone representing another agency must report such concerns.
3. Concerns relating to modern slavery, either within Jobs OneGlobe’s operations or the wider supply chain can be escalated via direct email at: [email protected] or the dedicated Contact Us page at: https://oneglobe.life/contact-us/
Should a suspicion of modern slavery, human trafficking, exploitation, or abuse be reported to Jobs OneGlobe, it will be thoroughly investigated to determine the value and extent of Jobs OneGlobe’s exposure.
Jobs OneGlobe will act as a result of reports and investigations which may include but not be limited to: informing local and national law enforcement, regulators, donors, and external auditors, the termination of partnership/supplier contracts, and the termination of the contract of employment in question. In taking these actions, Jobs OneGlobe will comply with local legislation and conduct an audit where appropriate.
7. Anti Slavery Policy Review
Jobs OneGlobe will periodically review this policy and thoroughly assess trends with guidance on the indicators, updated legislations on modern slavery, implement mechanisms, and put controls in place to mitigate risk within our operations both nationally and internationally. The policy will be reviewed at least every two years to ensure it remains up-to-date and compliant with all relevant legislation.
8. Jobs OneGlobe Global Code of Conduct
8.1. Background and Scope
Jobs OneGlobe’s Code of Conduct outlines the principles and approaches that the organization has agreed are fundamental to its work. This document, as an expression of our values as an organization, outlines the key principles and requirements to which we expect anyone we work with to adhere. Jobs OneGlobe is therefore committed to ensuring that all suppliers, partners, and anyone working on behalf of Jobs OneGlobe, agree with the framework set out below.
As per the International Aid Transparency Initiative (IATI), we maintain open and honest processes, both internally and externally. Jobs OneGlobe expects all partners and suppliers, including agencies and delivery companies, and those that provide goods and services (signatories), to protect the rights and safety of their employees and beneficiaries.
Safeguarding, social responsibility, and respect for human rights are central to the expectations we have of those with whom we work. Signatories must ensure that they have robust procedures in place to identify harmful practices and mitigate the risks faced by staff, representatives, and beneficiaries (where applicable). These practices include the prevention of sexual exploitation, abuse and harassment, all forms of child abuse, and inequality or discrimination based on race, gender, age, religion, sexuality, culture, or disability.
8.3. Lawful and Ethical Business
Jobs OneGlobe expects signatories to comply with laws and regulations in the countries in which they operate. All other applicable international laws and regulations must also be complied with, including those relating to international trade (such as those concerning sanctions, export controls, and reporting obligations) and privacy and data protection.
8.4. Fraud, Corruption, Tax Avoidance, and Bribery
Signatories must not commit fraud, corruption, tax evasion, bribery, or fraud, and they will notify us immediately if they identify any of these issues related to their work with Jobs OneGlobe. Likewise, Jobs OneGlobe must be notified if any staff, volunteers, or representatives of the signatory organization are subject to government financial sanctions.
8.5. Modern Slavery
Jobs OneGlobe is committed to improving the practices to combat slavery and human trafficking. We have a zero-tolerance approach to modern slavery within our operations and supply chain. We strive to act ethically and with integrity to ensure modern slavery is not taking place in any part of our work. Jobs OneGlobe will not enter into a partnership or conduct business with any individual or organization that exposes people to abuse and exploitation and or tolerates discrimination and harsh or inhumane treatment of staff.
We, therefore, require all signatories to have in place measures that ensure:
- Freely chosen employment
- No abuse or exploitation of any persons, including children (child labor)
- Prohibition of sexual exploitation and abuse by staff or representatives
- Compliance with work pay and conditions based on local law
- Staff’s freedom of association and collective bargaining rights
- Safe and hygienic work conditions
- No excessive work hours
- No gender, racial, or religious discrimination practices
- Provision of regular employment whenever possible
- Prohibition of harsh or inhumane treatment of staff
All suppliers must operate in line with the UN Global Compact Guiding Principles on business, human rights, and labor, which call on companies to respect and support internationally proclaimed human rights, and to ensure they are not complicit in human rights abuses. More information regarding the UN principles can be found at: https://www.unglobalcompact.org/library/1461
8.6. Data Protection
Any signatory handling personal data as part of their work with Jobs OneGlobe will adhere to applicable data protection laws and employ technical and organizational measures to safeguard personal data. They are to report any possible or actual breaches of Jobs OneGlobe’s data to us immediately. More information on our data protection measures and standards can be found at: https://oneglobe.life/privacy-policy/
8.7. Anti Terrorism
Signatories must never engage, either directly or indirectly, in terrorism or terrorist financing, or work with any other organization that engages in terrorism. Signatories understand that Jobs OneGlobe is bound by the Terrorism Act 2000 (UK) and will abide by the same and/or other applicable laws for the territory in which we are operating.
Signatories will have whistleblowing policies and procedures in place and promote an environment where people feel able to speak up. This should ensure that everyone that the organization interacts with, including staff and the supply chain, can raise concerns. All disclosures should be treated fairly and consistently, with all reasonable steps being taken to maintain the confidentiality of the whistleblower, where requested and possible under the law. Whistleblowers should not face discrimination or victimization for raising their concerns. Whistleblowers can contact Jobs OneGlobe to disclose by email.
Signatories will endeavor to take reasonable steps to safeguard the natural environment within their operations and supply chain. You are encouraged to develop and implement an environmental policy, where one does not already exist.
8.10. Value for Money
Jobs OneGlobe expects all signatories to act per the principles of good value for money. At all stages of the program cycle, economy, efficiency, effectiveness, equity, and cost-effectiveness should be considered. Value for money is integral to Jobs OneGlobe’s operations, ensuring that the impact of funds is maximized.
8.11. Conflict of Interest
Signatories will notify us, as soon as they become aware, of any potential or real conflicts of interest relating to their arrangements with Jobs OneGlobe. All such notices should be sent by email. Jobs OneGlobe may take steps to terminate agreements with any organization found to:
- Be involved either directly or indirectly in human trafficking, pornography, or prostitution
- Be involved in the manufacture of arms or the sale of arms to governments, which systematically violate the human rights of their own or others’ citizens
- Demonstrably violated anyone’s basic human rights, if there is no willingness to address the situation within a reasonable timeframe if requested to do so
- Have insufficient safeguarding policies and procedures in place, if there is no willingness to work with Jobs OneGlobe to develop and/or strengthen these within a reasonable timeframe