JJX Logistics (JJX) has taken steps to ensure that slavery and human trafficking is not taking place in our supply chains or in any part of our business.
This statement is only in relation to JJX and its business, not the business of its member firms (as further explained below). References to “our people” only refers to those individuals working on behalf of JJX, not the member firms.
In accordance with Section 54, Part 6 of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 (the Act), this statement sets out the steps that JJX has taken to ensure that slavery and human trafficking is not taking place in our supply chains or in any part of our business. This statement is in respect of JJX Logistics’s financial year ending 31 December 2022 and was approved by the Board of Directors on 20 April 2023.
The Act requires commercial organisations supplying goods or services with a turnover of more than £36 million to prepare and publish an annual 'Slavery and human trafficking statement'. The statement must set out the steps an organisation has taken, if any, during its financial year to ensure that slavery or human trafficking is not taking place in its business or supply chain.
What is modern slavery?
Modern slavery is an international crime, affecting millions of people around the world - a growing global issue that transcends age, gender and ethnicities. Sadly, vulnerable people from overseas as well as across the UK, are forced to work illegally against their will across many different sectors from agriculture, construction, hospitality, retail, manufacturing, and more.
Our organisational structure and supply chains
JJX is a private company limited by guarantee, incorporated in England. Our business largely uses professionally qualified people employed directly by JJX. Our external suppliers are mostly UK based companies in low risk sectors (such as professional services) as well as suppliers in the events and travel sectors, which are potentially higher risk.
Our policies in relation to slavery and human trafficking
JJX has established a zero-tolerance position on violations to the UK’s anti-human trafficking and anti-modern slavery laws. If we find breaches of these laws within our supply chain, we will look to support companies in their efforts to comply with the legislation.
Our CLEARR values of Collaboration, Leadership, Excellence, Agility, Respect, and Responsibility, are the pillars of our culture. They embody everything that we do at JJX and how we do business. They outline the expectation of our people’s behaviour with colleagues, member firms, vendors and people around the world.
We seek to treat everyone fairly and consistently, creating a workplace and business environment that is open, transparent and trusted. Our policies and procedures relating to the Modern Slavery Act are in line with our culture and values.
Our specific procedures to address modern slavery risk include:
Due diligence processes, risk assessment and management
The implementation of our policies and procedures includes due diligence on suppliers that we engage with, in accordance with our procurement policy. A heightened risk area is the use of hotel and conference facilities. To mitigate against this risk, we assess the companies that we deal with as part of the decision making process for events and travel.
Key performance indicators to measure effectiveness of steps being taken
We log complaints received via our ethics hotline system or through other sources, together with the actions taken. To the date of this statement, JJX has had no identified instances of modern slavery.
Training on modern slavery and trafficking
JJX provides periodic training to our people on the subject of modern slavery and our policies to address the risks to help increase education and awareness.
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JJX takes responsibility for this Statement and its related objectives and will review and update it in accordance with The Act.
Updated: 20th April 2023