Modern Slavery Transparency Statement

1. Purpose
Lindale Building Services Limited is committed to a work environment that is free from human trafficking, forced labour and unlawful child labour (“human trafficking and slavery”). We strongly believe that we are responsible for promoting ethical and lawful employment practices. These practices are also required to be followed by our suppliers, subcontractors or business partners (collectively referred to as “Suppliers”) worldwide.

2. Scope
This policy covers all employees of Lindale Building Services Limited and all of its Suppliers. In the event anything in this policy may conflict with local law, local law will control the interpretation and application of this policy.

3. Definitions
3.1 Human Trafficking
The recruitment, transportation, transfer, harbouring or receipt of persons, by means of the threat or use of force or other forms of coercion, of abduction, of fraud, of deception, of the abuse of power or of a position of vulnerability or of the giving or receiving of payments or benefits to achieve the consent of a person having control over another person for the purpose of exploitation.
3.2 Forced Labour
All work or service, not voluntarily performed, that is obtained from an individual under the threat of force or penalty.
3.3 Harmful Child Labour
Consists of the employment of children that is economically exploitative, or is likely to be hazardous to, or interfere with, the child’s education, or to be harmful to the child’s health, or physical, mental, spiritual, moral, or social development.

4. Rationale
Lindale Building Services Limited will not tolerate the use of unlawful child labour or forced labour in the manufacture of products it sells and will not accept products or services from Suppliers that employ or utilise child labour or forced labour in any manner. Human trafficking and slavery are crimes under international law. These crimes exist in countries throughout the world.
This Policy is to define how Lindale Building Services Limited will make efforts to eradicate human trafficking and slavery from not only within its organization but also from our supply chains.

5. Requirements
a) Will not use forced or compulsory labour, i.e., any work or service that a worker performs involuntarily, under threat of penalty;
b) Will ensure that the overall terms of employment are voluntary;
c) Will comply with the minimum age requirements prescribed by applicable laws
d) unless a specific contract contains stricter age requirements;
e) Will compensate its workers with wages and benefits that meet or exceed the
f) legally required minimum and will comply with overtime pay requirements;
g) Will abide by applicable law concerning the maximum hours of daily labour.

6. Certification
Suppliers will certify that products incorporated into the services they provide complies with the laws regarding human trafficking and slavery of the country or countries in which they are doing business.

7. Audits
Suppliers must be able to demonstrate compliance with this Policy at the request and satisfaction of Lindale Building Services Limited. Lindale Building Services Limited will perform periodic audits on this Policy.

8. Consequences
Suppliers who engage in human trafficking and slavery will have their supply agreements terminated. If a Supplier to Lindale Building Services Limited is found in violation of this policy, Lindale Building Services Limited will take prompt, remedial measures to address the violation.