EEF LTD Voluntary Policy Statement
EEF is a professional membership services organisation representing the voice of British Manufacturing, both in the UK and Europe. The 5,000 businesses and 2,000 direct members we represent have a stewardship obligation to demonstrate and promote fair and reasonable standards in the treatment of people who are within their sphere of influence.
To this end, EEF has the ability to play an active role in the promotion of progressive HR and people management practices. Respecting human rights and environmental issues within the businesses with who we interact is ultimately not within EEF’s sphere of responsibility, however, EEF will take an active role throughout its business processes to communicate our expectations.
It is our expectation that all businesses and individuals whom we engage on our behalf will have in place processes to effectively eradicate as far as possible all forms of modern slavery, including but not limited to child labour, forced labour (including human trafficking), physical disciplinary abuse and any infraction of the applicable law. These processes should include, but not be limited to enforceable terms of businesses, internal audits and the training of staff.