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Modern Anti Slavery Statement

  1. 1.             Overview and how we define Modern Slavery


1.1  Slavery, child labour and human trafficking are serious crimes and a violation of fundamental human rights. There are various forms of this ‘Modern Slavery’ which deprives victims of their liberty and usually involves financial exploitation.


1.2  Odfjell Drilling group conduct our business fairly, ethically and with respect to fundamental human rights. We are fully committed to the prevention of all forms of slavery, forced labour or servitude, child labour and human-trafficking, both in our business and in our supply chains.


1.3     This statement does not form part of your contract of employment, and we reserve the right to amend this statement at any time.


1.4     You are required to read and comply with this statement if you work for, or on behalf of the Group in any capacity including as: an employee, director, officer, worker, consultant, volunteer, supplier or service provider.


1.5     The Group Anti-Slavery Officer being the Group’s SVP Human Resources,(‘ASO’) is responsible for this statement.


1.6     If we find that other individuals or organisations working on our behalf have breached this policy we will ensure that we take appropriate action. This may range from considering the possibility of breaches being remediated and whether that might represent the best outcome for those individuals impacted by the breach to terminating such relationships.


  1. 2.             Preventing slavery and human-trafficking in our business


2.1     The Group makes appropriate checks on all employees, recruitment agencies and suppliers, to know who is working for, or on behalf of us.


2.2     The Group provides every employee with a written contract of employment. We pay every employee in accordance with the law. We comply with our legal obligations to ensure the health and safety of all of our employees and workers, including in relation to working hours, rest breaks and holidays.


2.3     We ensure that all employees are made aware of this policy, and their obligation to comply with this policy.


  1. 3.             If you are one of our Suppliers


3.1     If you supply the Group with goods or services, you must assess your business and supply chains and confirm that you comply with your legal obligations, in relation to Modern Slavery, and are committed to ensuring there is no slavery, forced labour or servitude, child labour or human trafficking taking place in your business, or any of your supply chains. 


3.2     If you breach this statement, or are found to have slavery or human-trafficking in your business, or knowingly in your supply chain, the Group may terminate the contract with you and pursue its legal remedies against you.


4.       If you are an Employee or Worker providing services for us


4.1     You must immediately report any suspicions of Modern Slavery or human-trafficking in our business or supply chains to our ASO. Our ASO will investigate and report to our Compliance officer, within a reasonable time, on actions which may require to be taken.


4.2  You will not suffer any detrimental treatment as a result of reporting any genuine concerns, raised in good faith, under this statement. This applies, even if after investigation, they are found to be mistaken.  If you believe that you have suffered any such treatment, you should immediately inform our ASO and if you are an employee, refer to our Grievance and Whistleblowing Policies.