MOTOPARA Foundation’s Modern Slavery & Human Trafficking Statement
MOTOPARA Foundation, Inc. (‘MOTOPARA’) is committed to ensuring that slavery and human trafficking is not taking place in our organization, or in our supply chain. This statement is made pursuant to section 54(1) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and constitutes MOTOPARA’s slavery and human trafficking statement for the financial year ending 2020. This statement outlines the steps that MOTOPARA has taken and is taking to ensure slavery or human trafficking is not taking place in any part of our organization or in our supply chains.
We are a global provider of Disaster Response, Humanitarian Relief and Search and Rescue. MOTOPARA Foundation Inc. is a non-profit 501(c)(3) Private Operation Foundation under the U.S. Internal Revenue Service IRC. The Foundation has more than 50 core employees located in the U.S., U.K., and Commonwealth of The Bahamas.
MOTOPARA’s operational model provides for separate divisions for initiatives related to disaster response, including secured last mile logistics, response management, humanitarian relief, clinical services, research and development, manufacturing, and donor relations with teams located in the United States, United Kingdom, and Commonwealth of The Bahamas.
OUR POLICIES AND TRAINING
MOTOPARA has a global policy on modern slavery which states we oppose all forms of slavery or human trafficking and our organization takes an active role and we are committed to ensuring these do not occur in our organization. Our modern slavery policy is one of several policies that reflect our commitment to acting with integrity in all our business relationships.
We are committed to ensuring our personnel have a high level of understanding of the risks of modern slavery and human trafficking in our supply chains and our organization. Our managers and others responsible for procurement are trained on the Modern Slavery Policy and all staff are advised of the range of policies we have implemented.
OUR SUPPLY CHAINS AND DUE DILIGENCE PROCESSES
In addition to our board members, employees and contractors, our supply chains include a range of indirect support services, (for example IT, printing services, professional advisors, equipment and asset suppliers) providing goods and services to support the services we, in turn, provide to the communities we serve. Suppliers are managed by the relevant business function. Some are engaged on a global scale, whereas others are managed at a local level.
We recognize that modern slavery and human trafficking may occur in countries from which we procure goods and services. We are committed to implementing and enforcing effective systems and controls to ensure slavery and human trafficking are not taking place anywhere in our supply chains. We are taking steps to identify and assess potential risk and to mitigate and monitor potential risks in our supply chains.
Our main aim is to ensure we engage with suppliers that have a similar approach to values and ethics and to ensure we implement measures to gauge how effective we have been to ensure that slavery and human trafficking has not taken place in our business and supply chains.
We keep our procurement processes under review and the following steps have been taken:
- We have prepared a supplier questionnaire which references issues such as Modern Slavery.
- We have implemented processes to ensure our supplier contracts are reviewed and in high risk areas have appropriate provisions.
- We have a whistleblowing policy (or its local equivalent) to protect whistle blowers.
- We have implemented processes within the relevant business teams to ensure new suppliers complete the questionnaire.
MOTOPARA Foundation’s modern slavery training covers:
- our business’s purchasing practices, which influence supply chain conditions and which should therefore be designed to prevent purchases at unrealistically low prices, the use of labour engaged on unrealistically low wages or wages below a country’s national minimum wage, or the provision of products by an unrealistic deadline;
- how to assess the risk of slavery and human trafficking in relation to various aspects of the business, including resources and support available;
- how to identify the signs of slavery and human trafficking;
- what initial steps should be taken if slavery or human trafficking is suspected;
- how to escalate potential slavery or human trafficking issues to the relevant parties within the Foundation;
- what external help is available;
- what messages, business incentives or guidance can be given to suppliers and other business partners and contractors to implement anti-slavery policies; and
- what steps the Foundation should take if suppliers or contractors do not implement anti-slavery policies in high-risk scenarios, including their removal from the Foundation’s supply chains
MOTOPARA Foundation’s policies and procedures are subject to an annual review and where required they will be updated. The Foundation’s employees and contractors will receive appropriate training to ensure such updated policies and procedures are explained and understood by them.
This statement has been approved by
Mr. Eric S. Canonico
Chairman of Board of Directors, President and CEO