Ethical & Modern Slavery Policy

Policy Statement

We’re committed to maintaining our leadership role in our industry, by subscribing to high standards of ethical conduct.

We continually seek to ensure that the products and services we provide are ethically produced.

KDI Medical are committed to ensuring that its staff and any workers it supplies (directly or indirectly) are not subject to behaviour or threats that may amount to modern slavery, human trafficking, forced labour,and or similar human rights abuses.

Modern Slavery Policy

This statement is made pursuant to section 54(1) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and constitutes KDI Medical’s slavery and human trafficking statement.

KDI Medical will ad hear to it’s labour standards and will treat our employees fairly, in accordance with local laws and regulations relating to labour and employment. Employment is Freely Chosen and our employees and we will not use forced, bonded or involuntary labour (prison labour). Our workers must not be required to lodge ‘deposits’ or their identity papers with employers; they must be free to leave once their shift ends, or after giving their employer reasonable notice.

Child Labour

KDI Medical shall not use child labour. ‘Child’ is defined as a person who is younger than the local legal age for completing compulsory education (except on work experience). KDI Medical will verify the age of their workers and maintain copies of their workers’ proof of age. KDI Medical follows all applicable laws, regulations and the ILO standards regarding working hours and conditions for all employees.  

Immigration

We comply with Immigration Law and only employ workers who have a legal right to work, including workers obtained through an employment agency. Workers’ legal rights to work must be validated by reviewing original documentation prior to commencement of work.

Working conditions

Working Conditions are Safe and Hygienic we provide a safe and hygienic working environment. Also we provide continuous monitoring to ensure compliance with applicable legislation, regulations and the ILO standards. Personal protective safety equipment is available and workers are adequately trained in its use. Safeguards on machinery must meet or exceed local laws.

Hours, Wages and Benefits

All working hours comply with national laws and bench mark industry standards, whichever affords greater protection. Overtime work is voluntary, and overtime is not be requested on a regular basis. KDI Medical guarantees breaks and days off in compliance with applicable law.

We provide wages and benefits that comply with all local laws and regulations. Overtime pay shall be calculated at the legally required rate,regardless of whether workers are compensated hourly or by price per box rate.

Regular Employment is Provided

To every extent possible, we ensure that all work is performed according to a recognised employment relationship established through national law and practices. Obligations to employees still apply even if employees:

• work under labour-only contracts

• work from home

• work under apprenticeship schemes where there is no real intent to impart skills or provide regular employment  

• are required to sign and re-sign fixed-term contracts of employment