Terms & Policies

Modern Slavery Statement

Sideways 6 takes a zero-tolerance approach to slavery and human trafficking

We are committed to ensuring that modern slavery and human trafficking are not taking place in our business and across our supply chains. The steps taken are monitored on a regular basis. We undertook an initial process review in 2017 to ensure we are compliant and ethically satisfied and are proud to say that we are.

Our internal policies require clear arrangements to be put in place with all new suppliers, and our zero tolerance approach is reflected within our due diligence processes and the standard terms that our suppliers must agree to. We seek to have a culture of mutual respect among all employees, with equal opportunities promoting fair employment, considering local culture and laws.

We have communicated our zero-tolerance approach to all our colleagues and will continue to do so. The leadership team are responsible for overseeing the communication of the anti-slavery and anti-human trafficking message both within the organisation and within our supply chains.

We are guided by established standards such as the International Labour Organisation Core Conventions, the United Nations Convention on Human Rights and the UK Modern Slavery Act 2015, and we comply with all applicable laws and regulations. We treat our employees with respect and dignity, and we expect the same from our suppliers and partners. We commit to:

  • Provide a safe and hygienic working environment for all staff, working to minimise health and safety risks
  • Ensure that all staff complete work voluntarily, with no forced, compulsory, or bonded labour, and no human trafficking
  • Provide all staff with a written employment contract that clearly explains their role, delivery expectations, compensation, and rights
  • Ensure that staff understand and provide informed assent to all documents they sign, especially contracts
  • Ensure staff receive the appropriate training needed to carry out their roles safely and productively
  • Pay at least the local national living wage to employees and expect our contractors, suppliers and business partners to do the same
  • Not require staff to work forced overtime
  • Not restrict the right for employees to exercise freedom of association and collective bargaining
  • Not restrict employee freedoms by retaining any form of identity or travel documents
  • Promote a diverse workplace, free from any form of discrimination or victimisation
  • Maintain and promote formal and documented processes for employee grievances
  • Maintain and communicate formal and documented disciplinary processes
  • Not force employees to undergo any medical testing of any kind except where required under specific regulations for specific roles.
  • Make no use of child labour