Virtus recognises modern slavery and human trafficking as an organised crime where people are treated as commodities and exploited for criminal gain.
It is identified that all organisations collectively need to undertake steps to eliminate these activities from entering their supply chain.
We will continue to trade ethically within our limited direct supply chain together with communicating within our business a zero tolerance to abuse of Human Rights. We will assess our own risk and raise internal awareness to support ethical business activity.
We will also work actively with our clients by encouraging our staff to support implementation of their policies by raising awareness of the issue, conduct the requested checks, and monitor general operational activity and actively report concerns through the appropriate channels.