At Northgate we take seriously our responsibility to help prevent the crime of modern slavery and human trafficking across our own business as well as that of our partners and suppliers.
As part of our commitment, we ensure that our workers are not being exploited, that our work environment is safe, and that all employment, health and safety and human right laws are fully adhered to.
Our Code of Conduct (http://northgate-is.com/files/nis-code-conduct2014.pdf) embodies and reinforces our commitment to these and other key guiding principles, and applies to all of Northgate as well as to our partners and suppliers.
As part of our procurement process, we vet our partners and suppliers to identify and help prevent potential modern slavery or human trafficking risks in our supply chain, and require them to ensure that they either have equivalent policies to ours or that they abide by our policies.
Additionally, we have adopted and support the Ten Principles of the UN Global Compact(https://www.unglobalcompact.org/what-is-gc/mission/principles), which derive from the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the International Labour Organization’s Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work, the Rio Declaration on Environment and Development and the United Nations Convention Against Corruption.