Modern Slavery Policy

This policy is produced on behalf Zinc Work Limited (“Zinc”) a company incorporated and registered in England and Wales (company number is 10961635) with a registered address at Eastcastle House, 27-28 Eastcastle Street, London, United Kingdom, W1W 8DH on behalf of itself and any affiliates. 

This policy applies to all persons working for us or on our behalf in any capacity, including  employees at all levels, directors, officers, agency workers, seconded workers, volunteers,  interns, agents, contractors, external consultants, third-party representatives and business  partners. 

If this policy has been provided to you then it is fully intended and expected that you read it carefully and fully understand the implications of such a policy. If you have any questions regarding this policy then please contact, or 

Zinc takes  overall responsibility for ensuring this policy complies with our legal and  ethical obligations, and that all those under our control comply with it. 

Zinc expects all senior managers and line managers to be responsible for ensuring those reporting to them understand and  comply with this policy and are given adequate and regular training on it and the issue of modern  slavery in supply chains. 

Zinc conducts its own internal audits to ensure that this policy is not being breached. These may be conducted by a member of staff who is known to employees or we may engage the services of an external auditor. 


Modern slavery is a crime and a violation of fundamental human rights. It takes various forms,  such as slavery, servitude, forced and compulsory labour and human trafficking, all of which  have in common the deprivation of a person’s liberty by another in order to exploit them for  personal or commercial gain. 

The Company has a zero-tolerance approach to modern slavery, and we are committed to acting  ethically and with integrity in all our business dealings and relationships and to implementing and  enforcing effective systems and controls to ensure modern slavery is not taking place anywhere  in our own business or in any of our supply chains. This includes, but is not limited to, the use of forced or bonded labour, compulsory work, exploitation of vulnerable persons or the trafficking of persons with the intent of them being subsequently exploited

We are also committed to ensuring there is transparency in our own business and in our  approach to tackling modern slavery throughout our supply chains, consistent with our disclosure  obligations under the Modern Slavery Act 2015. 

We expect the same high standards from all of our contractors, suppliers and other business  partners, and as part of our contracting processes. 

Specific guidance for Zinc employees

The prevention, detection and reporting of modern slavery in any part of our business or supply  chains is the responsibility of all those working for us or under our control. You are required to avoid any activity that might lead to, or suggest, a breach of this policy. You must notify your line manager or a senior manager as soon as possible if you believe or  suspect that a conflict with this policy has occurred or may occur in the future.

You are encouraged to raise concerns about any issue or suspicion of modern slavery in any  parts of our business or supply chains of any supplier tier at the earliest possible stage. If you believe or suspect a breach of this policy has occurred or that it may occur, you must notify  your line manager or senior manager as soon as possible. 

You should note that where appropriate, and with the welfare and safety of local workers as a  priority, we will give support and guidance to our suppliers to help them address coercive,  abusive and exploitative work practices in their own business and supply chains. 

If you are unsure about whether a particular act, the treatment of workers more generally, or their  working conditions within any tier of our supply chains constitutes any of the various forms of  modern slavery, raise it with your line manager, a senior manager in the company or contact

We aim to encourage openness and will support anyone who raises genuine concerns in good  faith under this policy, even if they turn out to be mistaken. We are committed to ensuring no one  suffers any detrimental treatment as a result of reporting in good faith their suspicion that modern  slavery of whatever form is or may be taking place in any part of our own business or in any of  our supply chains. 

Detrimental treatment includes dismissal, disciplinary action, threats or other unfavourable  treatment connected with raising a concern. 

If you believe that you have suffered any such treatment, you should inform your line manager  immediately. If the matter is not remedied you should raise it formally  using our Grievance Procedure, which can be found on Notion. 

Training on this policy, and on the risk our business faces from modern slavery in its supply  chains, forms part of the induction process for all individuals who work for us, and updates will be  provided using established methods of communication between the business and you. Our zero-tolerance approach to modern slavery must be communicated to all suppliers,  contractors and business partners at the outset of our business relationship with them and  reinforced as appropriate thereafter. 

Any employee who breaches this policy will face disciplinary action, which could result in  dismissal for misconduct or gross misconduct. We may terminate our relationship with other  individuals and organisations working on our behalf if they breach this policy.