NSF International Food, Safety & Quality in the UK

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Modern Slavery Statement

NSF Modern Slavery Act of 2015 Policy

Overview

NSF International, Inc. is a not-for-profit company based in Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA and seeks to prevent and eradicate human trafficking and modern slavery as it may exist and pursuant to the Modern Slavery Act.

Statement of Policy - Overview

We are committed to ensuring that there is no modern slavery or human trafficking in our supply chains or in any part of our business. To this end, in addition to reviewing and updating all policies that touch on identified areas of risk, we are developing a stand-alone anti-slavery policy that will reflect our commitment to acting ethically and with integrity in all our business relationships and to implementing and enforcing effective systems and controls to ensure slavery and human trafficking is not taking place anywhere in our supply chains.

Primary responsibility for identifying risks and implementing process around prevention of modern slavery in our supply chain will lie with our HR, procurement and management functions within each operation and is part of our Global Resources Integrity Program (GRIP) which applies to our independent contractors.

Scope

This Policy applies to all employees, officers, directors, independent contractors, contract or temporary employees, agents of NSF and those persons who act on behalf of NSF; for ease of reference only, these persons shall be referenced in this document as “employees”, “you” or “your”. Nothing in this Policy shall create an employment relationship with NSF where one does not exist. As used in this Policy, “NSF” shall mean NSF International, along with all of its direct or indirect subsidiaries, affiliates and related companies.

Procedural Steps:

We intend to take the following additional steps:

  • Dissemination of an anti-slavery and human trafficking Policy throughout the Company;
  • Implementation of processes for identifying, assessing, mitigating and reporting specifically on modern slavery risk in the business;
  • Development and implementation of staff training as necessary.

Reporting Procedure, No Retaliation and Policy Administration:
If you become aware of any potential violation of this Policy whether by you or by a fellow employee, you should report the matter to your immediate supervisor, responsible person or human resources business partner. If the conduct in question involves your immediate supervisor, person responsible or human resources business partner, or you feel more comfortable reporting it anonymously, you may report the conduct using the EthicsPoint system (disclosing who you are or anonymously) at nsf.ethicspoint.com. EthicsPoint is a comprehensive and confidential reporting tool created by NAVEX Global to help companies address fraud, abuse and other misconduct in the workplace, all while cultivating a positive work environment. NSF strictly prohibits any form of retaliation against any employee as a result of a report of a potential violation of this Policy or as a result of cooperating in an investigation of a suspected violation of this Policy.

A link to the EthicsPoint system is on the NSF intranet. You can file an EthicsPoint report from any computer that can access the Internet, including your home. Many public locations, including the public library, have Internet accessible computers. If you do not have access to or are uncomfortable using a computer, you can call the EthicsPoint toll-free hotline (available for most NSF International locations), which is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. The toll-free numbers for EthicsPoint are posted on the NSF intranet as well. There is a different number for each area and language where we have more than 25 NSF employees.

The Vice President Human Resources and the Vice President & Chief Financial Officer are responsible for the administration of this Policy under the governance of the Audit Committee of the Board of Directors of NSF International. When a Vice President & General Counsel is named in NSF, the responsibility for this policy will transfer to this position.