This statement is made pursuant to Section 54 of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and sets out the steps that Newby Dental has taken and is continuing to take to ensure that modern slavery and human trafficking are not taking place within our practice or supply chain.
Newby Dental is committed to the provision of general dental services that meet or exceed statutory and patient requirements. We conduct our business according to the standards of good ethical, employment and environmental practice contained in this policy.
Newby Dental continues to work towards establishing a zero-tolerance position on violations of anti-human trafficking and anti-modern slavery laws. Currently, we are unaware of any instances of forced or child labour within our supply chain and are not aware of risk of forced or child labour within our own organisation.
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. We will also actively consider how we support or conduct business with organisations involved in slavery, human trafficking, forced or child 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.
Newby Dental expects its suppliers to operate on the same principles.
We operate a number of internal policies to ensure that we are conducting business in an ethical and transparent manner. These include:
Ethical Standards Policy. This code explains the manner in which we behave as an organisation and how we expect our employees and suppliers to act.
Recruitment policy. We operate a robust recruitment policy, including conducting eligibility to work in the UK checks for all employees to safeguard against human trafficking or individuals being forced to work against their will.
Whistleblowing policy. We operate a whistleblowing policy 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.