Modern Slavery Act Statement

The IET runs its activities with integrity. 现代奴隶制是一种复杂和多方面的犯罪,解决它需要我们所有人的参与. IET致力于在其业务和供应链中防止现代奴隶制和人口贩运行为的发生,并改进我们打击奴隶制和人口贩运的做法.

《美高梅线上充值》(Modern Slavery Act 2015)要求年营业额在3600万英镑或以上的英国组织报告它们正在采取的措施,以确保其供应链中不发生现代奴隶制, and published with a link to the home page on its website. This includes the IET.

The IET

IET是世界上最大的工程机构之一,成员遍布世界各地. 它是一个由皇家宪章注册的机构,在英格兰和威尔士的慈善委员会注册为一个慈善机构, and the Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator. The IET has a UK trading subsidiary, 本公司从事非慈善活动(包括赞助), 场地租用和出版活动),并有四个国际子公司支持其海外慈善活动, IET USA, Inc, Institution of Engineering and Technology (India), IET Engineering & 科技(北京)咨询有限公司、元创工程科技控股有限公司(香港).

IET的慈善目标和宗旨在其《美高梅线上充值》第3节中明确规定. The IET is working to engineer a better world by inspiring, informing and influencing our members, 工程师和技术人员以及所有受工程师工作影响的人. It does this through various channels including publications, events, conferences, networking and advice. As at the date this statement was approved, the IET has approximately 158,000 members in more than 150 countries around the world.

The IET has offices in the UK, China, Hong Kong, India and the USA. In 2020, it had a global income of approximately £52.5m and in 2020 employed an average of 670 people worldwide. Its activities are supported by over 4,000 volunteers worldwide. IET认识到现代奴隶制的风险在世界上某些地区更高,他们在那里经营美高梅线上充值和其他活动,并且非常重视这些风险. IET与其附属机构和国际合作伙伴合作,以确保在其运营和活动中不存在现代奴隶制. 

The IET’s Supply Chain

In order to deliver its activities, the IET works with a range of suppliers, including publishing services, software services, catering and facilities management, and professional services.

Policies

IET制定了反奴隶制政策,并在其网站上提供了关于检举的指导 http://www.farmaciadelalba.com/membership/career/ethics/whistleblowing-employers.cfm as well as having a staff policy on whistleblowing. 我们也有一个全面的采购手册,制定了一个采购框架,旨在确保在IET的业务中不存在现代奴隶制.

Actions to minimise risk of Slavery

The IET takes a multifaceted approach, which includes:

In 2016, IET要求其供应商确认他们已经采取了哪些措施来打击奴隶制和人口贩运.

In 2016-2019, contracts with significant new suppliers, 或者在奴隶风险较高的行业或国家的新供应商, include clauses regarding anti-slavery measures.

在2020年,IET通过我们的采购政策和表格要求所有合同必须包括反奴隶制声明.

2019年,IET聘请了一名专门的物业和采购经理,其职责包括监督供应商流程,作为其不断改进流程的承诺的一部分.

2020年,IET签署了一份重要的合同,对其主要办公室进行翻新, Michael Faraday House. 反奴隶制的承诺包括在该合同中,并将定期进行现场检查,以监测现场的工作实践.

2020年,IET进行了一项风险评估,以确定其供应链中可能易受奴役或人口贩运影响的领域. The risk assessment considered both geographic and sector risk. It identified that as regards its operations and supply chains, catering and other services at its venues represented a risk, as did the use of certain outsourced services in India.

2020年,我们审查了我们的外包IT,以确保充分的反奴隶制流程到位.

我们的招聘实践有助于防止我们组织内部出现现代奴役的风险. Our employment agreements and policies are managed locally, 基于全球的模板和原则,但根据相关的当地情况和适用的法律进行了调整.

资讯科技及广播局推行的其他招聘措施包括:

  • 在发出聘用通知前,对拟聘人员进行审查;在开始工作前,对拟聘人员进行警方和背景调查(分两阶段进行);
  • 定期进行工资评估,以确保员工在其运营的国家获得生活工资, 制定工资标准,以确保他们在业内保持竞争力;
  • 查验,但不扣留身份证件和工作权利证件;
  • 以工人能够理解的语言提供有关工人权利的信息;
  • Not allowing: fines levied to be passed onto employees, for workers to be charged finders’ fees, and not deducting accommodation or transport costs from staff salaries.

Continuous review and risk mitigation

IET认识到有必要持续评估奴隶制或人口贩卖的风险. IET还认识到,供应链的可见性可能存在差距,用于识别风险的工具可能存在局限性. 解决这些问题是一项复杂的任务,目前正在不断审查以制定一个有效的框架 . IET认识到在整个组织内进行现代奴隶制培训的必要性,以扩大人们的意识.

COVID-19

由于这一流行病,环境审查委员会正在不断审查其程序和风险评估,并将评估是否存在任何新的或增加的现代奴隶制风险, 以及是否需要对之前在我们的运营和供应链中确定的风险进行重新优先排序.

到目前为止,IET还没有在其运营或供应链中发现任何现代奴隶制的例子.

This statement was approved by the Board of Trustees on 4 February 2021.

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