Modern slavery is a crime resulting in an abhorrent abuse of human rights. It is constituted in the Modern Slavery Act 2015 by the offences of ‘slavery, servitude and forced or compulsory labour’ and ‘human trafficking’.
Action Village India is committed to preventing modern day slavery and human trafficking within its organisation, and to ensuring that its supply chains are free from slavery and human trafficking.
This statement sets out the steps that we are taking to minimise the risk of modern slavery and human trafficking taking place.
Action Village India (AVI) is a registered charity based in the UK.
AVI works towards an India which is just, fair and inclusive, where all people regardless of gender, ethnicity, caste or belief can benefit from the Country’s economic development and lift themselves out of poverty.
Action Village India has 2 office staff, a Board of Trustees, interns and volunteers. We have a trading arm called Sense Trade that is run by volunteers.
AVI supports Indian partner organisations who work alongside villagers in some of the most remote parts of rural India so they can improve their lives, livelihoods and resilience.
AVI’s supply chain is comprised of external businesses, volunteers and artisans, and partner organisations located mainly in the UK and India.
AVI is committed to acting ethically and with integrity in all our business relationships and to minimising the risk of modern slavery or human trafficking within our supply chains or in any part of our business.
AVI is committed to not working with, or procuring goods or services from, any party that we suspect is connected in any way with slavery or human trafficking.
Checks are carried out by our office team and trustees when new suppliers are contracted. There are particular risks of modern slavery and child labour occurring in the contexts where our partners work. AVI implements due diligence processes for the projects we support to ensure that all project participants have equal opportunities, are fairly treated and to minimise the risks of child labour.