At JDR and as part of the TFK.Group, we continue to promote and adopt the publication of an annual Sustainability Report as a means of consolidated disclosure of our non-financial information, with specific reference to environmental, social and staff-related issues, respect for human rights and the fight against bribery and corruption. The document is prepared in accordance with GRI Sustainability Reporting Standards.
Below, we are very pleased to present you with our current Corporate Social Responsibility Report, including the most important information relating to the TFK.Group
JDR respects and supports the dignity, wellbeing and human rights of our employees, the communities in which we live and those affected by our operations. We are committed to respecting internationally recognised human rights in line with the principles and guidance contained in the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights. We respect all internationally recognised human rights as relevant to our operations, including those set out in the International Bill of Human Rights and the International Labour Organisation’s Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work and OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises.
We recognise that while states have a duty to protect human rights, companies have a responsibility to respect human rights, this means acting with due diligence to avoid infringing on the rights of others and addressing the adverse impacts of our global operations.
Our commitment to ethical trading and human rights are set out in our Human Rights Policy, which guide the behaviour of our employees and our relationships with suppliers which is supported by our Responsible Sourcing Code.
Our fundamental rules on work relations include:
- Equal opportunity and diversity of employees
- Personal dignity and the right to privacy
- No tolerance for harassment, bullying, abuse, discrimination, coercion, threat, insult, exploitation, with sensitivity towards cultural differences
- Statutory minimum wage
- Conformance with the general regulations on the work time, in line with the laws
- Ban on child labour
- Appropriate working conditions according to occupational health and safety regulations
JDR are committed to protecting human rights and oppose all forms of human trafficking and forced labour in our supply chains. JDR fully comply with the UK Modern Slavery Act 2015 and are dedicated to the prevention of modern slavery as follows. JDR provide all our employees with written employment contracts outlining the conditions of employment in a language understood by the employee. All our work is conducted on a voluntary basis, and is not under any threat of penalty or sanctions. In particular, JDR would comply to and seek assurance from our suppliers that.
- Workers are not required to make deposits/financial guarantees/payments to employers, labour providers or agencies to obtain work and must not retain original copies of identity documents (such as passports, identity cards, etc.)
- Workers have the right to terminate their employment after reasonable notice and to receive all owed salary.
JDR is committed to ensuring that the human rights of people that work with us and those working within our supply chains are protected. We do not tolerate any form of slavery or human trafficking in our business and in supply chain. We are committed to playing our part in eradicating all forms of modern slavery and human trafficking.
Our Modern Slavery Statement can be accessed below.
JDR prohibit the use of child labour within our operations and expect our suppliers to ensure that no person is employed at an age younger than:
- The legal minimum age for employment applicable to the business partner; or
- The age of completion of compulsory education; In any event, a business partner must not employ a person under the age of 15 in any circumstances and must implement robust age verification checks at all times to ensure this policy is upheld.
If a child is found working within our supply chain, JDR would act in the best interest of the child, and any measures taken should aim at improving the child’s wellbeing through safeguarding the child’s rights and offering a remediation programme. The aim of which will be to work with the supplier to:
- Keep children out of work
- Compensate for missed educational opportunities
- Help the child’s family to other suitable sources of income
Any young workers under 18 years of age will not be employed by JDR to work at night, or in conditions which compromise their health, their safety or their moral integrity, and/or which harm their physical, mental, spiritual, moral or social development. Plus all work of persons under the age of 18 are subject to a risk assessment and regular monitoring of health, working conditions, hours of work and be paid at least the national minimum wage.
We recognise the critical role our suppliers play in helping us to source responsibly and sustainably. The workplace and employment standards that we expect of all our suppliers are set out in our Responsible Sourcing Code. This code is an integral part of our relationships with suppliers and provides the foundation for continuous engagement with suppliers and dialogue in good faith on their ethical, social and environmental performance.Our code sets out our expectations regarding basic compliance with applicable law, respect for labour and human rights, environmental management and anti-corruption, in particular to respecting all ILO core labour standards on:
- Treating those working for us and those impacted by our operations fairly and without discrimination
- Providing safe, healthy and secure working conditions
- Opposing all forms of human trafficking, forced labour and illicit forms of child labour in our value chain
- Respecting the human rights of people in communities impacted by our activities including, but not limited to, the right to property, livelihood and the use of land and natural resources, security, health, and the right to water and sanitation
Human Rights Due Diligence
JDR continually seek alignment with our customer base and are working to deepen our commitment to Human Rights through our Human Rights Due Diligence process, which will flow down into the tiers of our supply chain. Our approach has been built around the requirements of Articles 18 & 19 in the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights. This integrated process will access our entire supply chain against country, commodity and industry risks. By utilising internationally recognised Human Rights indexes, JDR will identify any areas of concern within its supply chain and engage through development and audit activity with the support of its customers to improve overall performance in this area.
We place importance on the provision of effective remedy wherever human rights impacts occur within our operations, including our supply chain, through JDR’s grievance mechanisms.
If you believe that a conflict has arisen between the language of the policy, laws, customs and practices of the place where you work, or if you would like to report a potential violation against our Responsible Sourcing Code, Code of Ethics or Human Rights Policy that has occurred in JDR Cable Systems Ltd.’s supplier network, you should raise those concerns in confidence through JDR’s grievance process.
At JDR, any serious concern should be voiced with trust. All issues raised are treated with utmost importance and confidence. As a non-JDR Cable Systems Ltd. worker wanting to report a concern or complaint within their organisation or an affiliated organisation, you can:
1.Raise them via our Grievance Report Form, or
2.Contact JDR Cable Systems Ltd.’s Compliance Officer by email, or in writing
JDR Cable Systems Ltd.
177 Wisbech Road
All complaints raised are reviewed by JDR Cable Systems Ltd.’s Compliance Officer who will assign the case to a Designated Investigation Officer.
Our goal will always be to assess and then investigate all legitimate complaints and promote their resolution in the quickest possible timeframe.