As a business with a history and an ethical framework of good employment practice, CNCo is committed to providing good working conditions for its employees, according to universal international standards, and to protecting their safety and health. We recognise that modern slavery (which includes child, forced, bonded, prison and compulsory labour) is an issue that has become increasingly visible and we take seriously all moral and legal duties in this regard.
CNCo's Code of Conduct requires the entire CNCo group of companies to comply with all applicable local, national and international laws and regulations in each of the countries / jurisdictions in which it operates and with all CNCo's company policies. That requirement includes ensuring that CNCo (and its suppliers) do not engage child, forced, bonded, prison and compulsory labour, or apply unjustifiable disciplinary measures to our employees.
The Code of Conduct is supplemented by our Global HR procedures which ensure that pre-employment screening is conducted prior to the offer of employment. Our Supply Chain Sustainability Code of Conduct spells out all principles to which we require our suppliers to adhere covering, inter alia, forbidding forced and child labour.
CNCo introduced its Modern Slavery Policy in early 2020 which commits us to ensure that there is no modern slavery present in our supply chains or in any part of our business. We have put in place a number of compliance processes to prevent, detect and eradicate any incidences of modern slavery, as laid out in the UK Modern Slavery Act (2015) (MSA) and the Australian Modern Slavery Act (2018) which came into force on 1st January 2019.
We publish annual statements as per the requirements of the Acts. Statements can be found on our website which detail compliance processes to prevent, detect and eradicate any incidences of modern slavery.
There were no reported incidents of modern slavery in our business or our supply chain during the reporting period.