Modern slavery policy statement 

This policy statement is made pursuant to s.54 of the UK Modern Slavery Act 2015 and sets out the steps that JMR Resources (“JMR”) has taken, and is continuing to take, to implement measures to ensure that modern slavery or human trafficking is not taking place within its business and that its employees are aware of the risks, however small, in the wider supply chain.

JMR has a zero-tolerance approach to non-ethical practices, and it is committed to acting professionally, fairly and with integrity in all its business dealings and to combatting modern slavery, human trafficking and forced labor.J MR has implemented policies, systems, and controls to safeguard against any form of modern slavery that could be taking place within the business or the supply chain.

 

JMR’s Business

JMR connects counterparties around the world and is a business which sits at the heart of the world’s supply flows. Every day it uses its expertise and logistical networks to distribute goods and services around the world, efficiently and responsibly.The group’s activities are varied and include construction, industrial component supply; food supply; operational support; petroleum products; and supply and logistics.JMR is located in Baltimore, Maryland and works with a series of international contractors and counterparties where it has regional presences with its partners.  

 

Our policies

JMR operates a number of additional policies and procedures to support this policy statement and ensure that it is conducting business in an ethical and transparent manner. These include:

  • Recruitment process. JMR is dedicated to maintaining a fair and ethical workplace for all employees. It operates a robust recruitment policy that includes equal opportunity, valuing diversity and conducting eligibility checks that ensure that all employees are safeguarded against human trafficking or individuals being forced to work against their will.

  • HSEC framework. JMR’s HSEC (Health, Safety, Environment, human rights, and Communities) framework explains our approach to HSEC and details the standards that JMR expects, including those relating to human rights.

  • Code of business conduct. The code explains the way JMR behaves as an organization and how it expects its employees and suppliers to act.

  • Whistleblowing. JMR encourages the reporting of concerns and the protection of whistleblowers to ensure that employees can raise concerns about how colleagues are being treated, or practices within the business or supply chain, without fear of reprisals.

 

Our Counterparties

JMR conducts due diligence on all new suppliers and customers before entering any transactions. It also reviews all existing counterparties on an ongoing basis on a risk-based approach. This due diligence includes the use of a third party specialized in due diligence checks as well as online searches to ensure, amongst other things, that they have never been convicted of offenses including those relating to modern slavery.

In addition to the above, JMR has policies, systems and controls that deal with Anti-Bribery and Corruption and Know Your Customer. JMR will not knowingly support or deal with any business involved in slavery or human trafficking. The ultimate sanction for the continual failure to comply with JMR’s expected standards is for JMR to cease to trade with that counterparty (to the extent permitted under contract or by law).

 

All policies are regularly reviewed by JMR’s leadership team to ensure they continue to be suitable and remain relevant to JMR’s activities.

Questions about the Modern Slavery Policy Statement

If You have any questions regarding the Modern Slavery Policy Statement, please contact us through one of the following channels:

Send an e-mail to info@jmrglobalresources.com

Write to us: JMR Resources, 826 E Baltimore St., Baltimore, Maryland 21202, United States of America

Call us on +1 (571) 882-2804