Preventing Hidden Labour Exploitation

Policy Statement: Preventing Hidden Labour Exploitation: Norseland Ltd commits to developing and adopting a proactive approach to tackling hidden labour exploitation. Hidden labour exploitation, is the exploitation of job applicants or workers by third party individuals or gangs other than the employer or labour provider. This includes rogue individuals working within these businesses but without the knowledge of management. It includes forced labour and human trafficking for labour exploitation, payment for work-finding services and work-related exploitation such as forced use of accommodation. It is understood that it is often well hidden by the perpetrators with victims, if they perceive of themselves as such, reluctant to come forward.

Coverage: This policy covers all sites owned by Norseland Ltd and applies to all permanent, temporary and agency employees.

Responsibility: The overall responsibility for this policy is with the Senior Management Team. The HR Manager has responsibility for the policy within the company.

Read our full Policy Statement and Commitments here

Our Company Values:
–        Cost effective in every way
–        Outstanding customer service
–        We are all stakeholders in our business
–        Continuously improving working methods
–        Keep it simple and work together as one outstanding team

We comply with The ETI Base Code – Ethical Trade Initiative and subscribe to SEDEX process – a code that promotes respect for workers around the world.

Ethical Trading Initiative

Clive Richer – Corporate Social Responsibility Manager

‘Here at Norseland we care not just about our staff, but also our local community in which we are based. We believe it’s an important part of the Norseland strategy to actively engage in the lives of people around us.

We have a team responsible for looking into staff, community and environmental issues and are always looking for continuous improvements in what we do. As a new initiative for 2016 we will be writing to key individuals within the local community asking for feedback on how they believe we are performing. It is hoped that through feedback we will go from strength to strength. We want our staff to be proud of the company they work for and we want to employ staff from the local community, so we believe we are all stakeholders in our business.’

As a medium sized company and large employer in the local area, here is a small selection of some of things we are actively involved in:-

  1. Working with local school on planting and developing orchard.
  2. Introduced electric cars into our fleet to reduce our environmental impact.
  3. Sponsoring Kit of local Youth football teams.
  4. Main Sponsor of the Yeovil Marathon.
  5. Providing community bench.
  6. Raising £000’s for company sponsored charities