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Modern Slavery Act Statement

Transparency in Supply Chains (TISC): Modern Slavery Act Statement

The IET runs its activities with integrity. 现代奴役是一种复杂的、多方面的犯罪,解决这一问题需要我们所有人都发挥作用. IET致力于防止在其业务和供应链中发生现代奴役和人口贩运行为,并改善我们打击奴隶制和人口贩运的做法.

《新葡新京十大正规网站》要求年营业额在3600万英镑或以上的英国组织报告他们正在采取的措施,以确保现代奴隶制不在其供应链中发生,并通过其网站主页的链接发布. This includes the IET.

The IET

The IET is one of the world’s largest engineering institutions with members all over the world. 它是一个由皇家宪章组成的机构,并在英格兰和威尔士慈善委员会注册(慈善机构编号211014)。, and the Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator (Charity no SC038698). IET在英格兰和威尔士注册了两个活跃的全资非慈善贸易附属企业, IET Services Ltd (company registration no 909719), and IEE Conventions Limited (company registration no 3566585), 并拥有四家重要的国际子公司,以支持其海外慈善活动, IET USA, Inc, Institution of Engineering and Technology, IET Services (India) Private Limited, and IET Engineering & Technology (Beijing) Consultancy Ltd.

The IET’s charitable objects and purposes are as set out in section 3 of its Royal Charter. The IET is working to engineer a better world by inspiring, informing and influencing our members, engineers and technicians and all those impacted by the work of engineers. It does this through various channels including publications, events, conferences, networking and advice. As at the date this statement was approved, the IET has over 156,000 members in 143 countries .

The IET has offices in the UK, China, Hong Kong, India and the USA. In 2023, it had a global income of approximately £66.4m and in 2023 employed an average of 608 people worldwide. Its activities are supported by over 4,000 volunteers worldwide. IET认识到,在其经营新萄新京十大正规网站资格和其他活动的世界某些地区,现代奴隶制的风险更高,并非常重视这些风险. IET与其子公司和国际合作伙伴合作,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有关举报的指导 http://5.jnkjdc.com/membership/professionalism-and-ethics/professional-ethics-resources/whistleblowing-guidance-for-employers/ as well as having a staff policy on whistleblowing.

IET还制定了一份全面的采购手册,其中规定了一个采购框架,旨在确保IET的业务中不存在现代奴隶制.

IET的成员行为规则将道德行为纳入IET的成员,并要求成员遵守由工程委员会和皇家工程院发布的道德原则声明的规定.

Actions to minimise risk of Slavery

The IET takes a multifaceted approach, which includes:

During 2020 and ongoing into 2023, the IET requested, via our procurement policy and forms, that all contracts must include anti-slavery statements. In 2023 a project to review all standard templates was started, and is ongoing, 所有已完成的模板审查都包含适当的反奴隶制声明.

2023年,IET与Redactive建立了新的合作关系,Redactive现在负责交付E&T magazine and associated content. 在招标和合同签署期间,完成了全面的尽职调查过程,合同包含反奴隶制承诺. 已经进行了实地考察,目前的关系需要IET和ative之间进行一些密切的合作,以实现其目的.

Futures Place, our main office based in Stevenage remains an area of focus, including for cleaning and catering services. Operatives are on site so any unusual work practises would be visible. Catering and cleaning are also generally consistent, 随着时间的推移和关系的发展,个人可以被同事所了解.

2023年12月,IET开始对所有英国员工的工作权检查进行审查, to be completed in January 2024

我们在印度和中国办事处的操作手册中都有现代奴隶制条款.

技术合同按重要性分为战略合同、操作合同和商品合同. 我们会定期对合同进行审查,并按更新周期进行审查——我们所有的主要合同都包含现代奴役条款.

With regards to countries which may be considered higher risk, for IT, 主要地点是保加利亚的Ontotext和印度的NEC软件和河谷技术公司(RVT)。. All have UK offices / are part of larger international corporations. 我们认为这3家供应商发生风险的可能性很低,2023年没有影响.

As part of ongoing due diligence, 与保加利亚和印度的供应商定期举行会议,以了解我们主要战略供应商的情况-我们希望每年至少访问一次.  例如,在2023年,NEC软件公司被访问了两次,与他们的高级管理层讨论问题, RVT visited in December and we have regular account manager contact.  These regular meetings will continue into 2024+.

Our recruitment practices help prevent the risk of modern slavery within our organisation. Our employment agreements and policies are managed locally, 以全球模板和原则为基础,但根据当地相关情况和适用法律进行了调整.

Some of the other recruitment measures which the IET has in place include:

  • 在提供就业机会之前,对潜在的新成员进行审查,并在开始工作日期之前进行警察(如适用)和背景调查(双阶段程序);
  • 定期进行工资审查,以确保员工在其开展业务的国家获得维持生活的工资, and benchmarking salaries to ensure that they remain competitive in the sector;
  • Checking, but not withholding, identity documents and rights to work documentation;
  • Providing information on workers’ rights in a language they can understand;
  • 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

The IET Anti-Slavery Policy sets out the IET’s principal risk areas.  The IET recognises the need to continually assess the risks of slavery or human trafficking. 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也存在局限性. 解决这些问题是一项复杂的任务,正在不断进行审查,以制定有效的框架. IET认识到需要在整个组织内进行现代奴隶制培训,以扩大意识, 特别是那些参与管理招聘和供应链的员工,他们在2022年向所有IET员工推出了一个关于现代奴隶制的电子学习模块,并在2023年继续推出第二次电子学习,99%的员工在过去两年内完成了这项培训, across all global offices. 

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 5 February 2024.