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AT Modern Slavery

POLICY STATEMENT

Modern slavery, encompassing slavery, servitude, forced labour, and human trafficking, is a grave violation of human rights and a criminal act. It involves the deprivation of liberty for personal or commercial exploitation. At Atlas School of Training Ltd, we maintain a zero-tolerance stance toward modern slavery. We are dedicated to conducting our business ethically, with integrity, and are committed to implementing robust systems and controls to eradicate modern slavery within our operations and supply chain.

We are equally committed to fostering transparency within our organisation and in our efforts to combat modern slavery throughout our supply chain. We hold our contractors, suppliers, and business partners to the same high standards we set for ourselves. Specific prohibitions against forced, compulsory, or trafficked labour are integral to our contracting processes, with the expectation that our suppliers enforce these standards throughout their own supply chains.

This policy applies to all individuals working for us or on our behalf, including employees, directors, officers, agency workers, volunteers, agents, contractors, external consultants, third-party representatives, and business partners. It is important to note that this policy does not constitute part of any employee's contract of employment and may be subject to amendment at any time.

RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE POLICY

The Managing Director holds ultimate responsibility for ensuring that this policy aligns with our legal and ethical obligations and that all individuals under our control adhere to it. Management at all levels is accountable for ensuring their teams understand and comply with this policy, providing necessary training as required.

COMPLIANCE WITH THE POLICY

All individuals associated with our organisation must read, understand, and comply with this policy. The prevention, detection, and reporting of modern slavery within any part of our business or supply chain is the collective responsibility of everyone under our control. Individuals are obligated to promptly report any activity that may breach this policy to their manager or the Managing Director.

Employees are encouraged to voice concerns about potential modern slavery in any aspect of our business or supply chains. Genuine concerns raised in good faith will be supported, and we are committed to ensuring that no one suffers detrimental treatment as a result of reporting suspicions of modern slavery.

COMMUNICATION AND AWARENESS OF POLICY

Training on this policy and the risks our business faces from modern slavery in its supply chain will be provided where needed. Our zero-tolerance approach to modern slavery will be communicated to all

BREACHES OF THIS POLICY

Any employee found in breach of this policy will face disciplinary action, including potential dismissal for misconduct or gross misconduct. Our relationship with individuals and organisations working on our behalf may be terminated if they violate this policy. The investigation process and range of corrective actions will be proportionate to the severity of the violation, ensuring fairness and due process.

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