Terms & Conditions and Modern Slavery Act Transparency Statement
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The Weststar Developments website (“site”) is provided by Weststar Developments Ltd. (“Weststar Developments”) and may be used for informational purposes only. By using the site or downloading materials from the site, you agree to abide by the terms set forth herein. If you do not agree to abide by these terms, please do not use or view the site or download materials from the site.
Upon Weststar Developments belief that your conduct fails to conform with these terms, Weststar Developments, in its sole discretion and without notice, reserves the right to block your access to this site, to terminate the limited license, to investigate and to involve and cooperate with law enforcement authorities, and to pursue a civil action or criminal prosecution for any alleged or actual illegal activities involving this site. In addition, misuse of this site may result in disciplinary action up to and including termination of employment.
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Weststar Developments authorises you to view and download the information (“materials”) at this site only for your personal, non-commercial use. This authorization is not a transfer of title in the materials or copies of the materials and is subject to the following restrictions:
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you may not modify the materials in any way or reproduce or publicly display, perform, or distribute or otherwise use them for any public or commercial purpose; and
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As a convenience to you, Weststar Developments may provide, on this site, links to websites operated by other entities. If you use these sites, you will leave this site. If you decide to visit any linked site, you do so at your own risk and it is your responsibility to take all protective measures to guard against viruses or other destructive elements. Weststar Developments makes no warranty or representation regarding, and does not endorse, any linked websites or the information appearing thereon or any of the products or services described thereon. Links do not imply that Weststar Developments or this site sponsors, endorses, is affiliated or associated with, or is legally authorised to use any trademark, trade name, logo or copyright symbol displayed in or accessible through the links, or that any linked site is authorized to use any trademark, trade name, logo or copyright symbol of Weststar Developments or any of its affiliates or subsidiaries.
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Weststar Developments reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to change, modify, add or remove any portion of these terms, in whole or in part, at any time, without notice. Changes in this agreement will be effective when notice of such change is posted. Your continued use of the site after any changes to these terms are posted will be acceptance of those changes.
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This site is operated and administered from within the United Kingdom. If you access this site from a location outside of the United Kingdom, you are responsible for compliance with all local laws.
These terms constitute the entire agreement between Weststar Developments and you with respect to your use of the site. If for any reason a court of competent jurisdiction finds any provision of the agreement or portion thereof, to be unenforceable, that provision shall be enforced to the maximum extent permissible so as to effect the intent of the agreement, and the remainder of this agreement shall continue in full force and effect.
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Access to Collected Information
You may review and update the information that you provide to Weststar Developments through this site by contacting us as described below.
Weststar Developments welcomes your questions and suggestions about these terms and conditions. If you have any questions, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Modern Slavery Act Transparency Statement
The United Kingdom Modern Slavery Act of 2015 requires certain businesses to provide disclosure concerning their efforts, if any, to address the issues of slavery and human trafficking in their supply chains. The disclosures are intended to provide consumers the ability to make better, more informed choices about the products and services they buy and companies they support.
Weststar Developments is committed to maintaining and improving systems and processes to avoid complicity in human rights violations related to our own operations, our supply chain, and our products. Weststar Developments realises that slavery and human trafficking can occur in many forms, such as forced labour, child labour, domestic servitude, sex trafficking, and workplace abuse. Therefore, throughout this disclosure, we use the terms “slavery and human trafficking” to encompass these various forms of coerced labour.
As discussed in greater detail below, we take certain steps during the fiscal year to ensure that slavery and human trafficking are not taking place in our supply chains or other parts of our business. To this end, we have established an integrated approach to managing human rights across our business, including risks related to slavery and human trafficking.
Our commitment to human rights which covers topics such as forced labour, slavery, child labour, sex trafficking, workplace abuse and human trafficking is outlined in this policy. We have invested time and resources in addressing system level improvements. Weststar Developments undertakes efforts aimed at ensuring there is no human trafficking or slavery of any form in our supply chain.
Weststar Developments takes steps to verify, evaluate and address risks of slavery and human trafficking in our supply chain. The first step in this process is to set clear expectations for our suppliers. We stipulate that “We do not tolerate forced, debt-bonded, indentured labour practices, or human trafficking. Weststar Developments does not allow harsh or inhumane treatment, including corporal punishment or the threat of corporal punishment. We expect our suppliers and others to meet these expectations.” The EICC Code, in turn, provides that, forced, bonded (including debt bondage) or indentured labour, involuntary prison labour, slavery or trafficking of persons shall not be used.”
We regularly notify our suppliers of their obligation to comply with the Weststar Developments Policy and the EICC Code. For example, the vast majority of our supplier contracts contain language requiring suppliers to comply with these codes. We have regular meetings with Weststar Developments Directors to discuss and review our suppliers’ performance related to issues such as slavery and human trafficking.
By way of brief summary, our verification process involves an annual assessment of our major suppliers. Each year, our major suppliers complete an evaluation questionnaire, including questions targeted at slavery and human trafficking risk. Weststar Developments use this questionnaire to determine the risk profile of suppliers for environmental, safety, human rights (including slavery and human trafficking) and other supplier sustainability issues.
In addition to this evaluation questionnaire, we utilize a more detailed survey that covers slavery and human trafficking risks targeted at those companies that we consider higher risk based on their location, foreign worker population, or other risked-based factors.
We view assessments and audits as integral parts of our overall supplier management process. They help us identify compliance gaps where immediate action is needed, and root causes that enable development of systemic solutions and improvements.
Weststar Developments creates an annual risk profile of each of our major suppliers based on their supplier evaluation questionnaires, our knowledge of their operations and practices, and, where applicable, the results of targeted surveys. Suppliers that we identify as higher risk will undergo an audit and/or capability assessment. The audits are performed utilizing an on-site audit performed by qualified Weststar Developments auditors. These audits are performed against either the full EICC Code or a targeted portion of the EICC Code based on a supplier’s risk profile and our specific compliance concerns. Audits are scheduled with the supplier in advance. We typically do not conduct unannounced audits.
Audit findings or non-conformances are ranked on a scale from minor to priority issues. When we identify priority issues, such as those involving potential slavery and human trafficking violations, we demand an urgent, if not immediate response from the supplier. When such potentially serious issues come to our attention we, as appropriate, work with experienced outside counsel or other experts to investigate the matter. When other serious, but potentially less urgent, non-conformance issues are identified through an audit the Suppliers are required to draft comprehensive corrective action plans to address all audit findings, and we work with them to document actions taken and ensure closure. Weststar Developments has a Management Review Committee that reviews a supplier’s gap closure plans and closure evidence on a quarterly basis, or more frequently if needed. When we conclude that a given supplier is not making sufficient or timely progress to address audit findings, or the supplier’s actions do not result in sustainable change, we work with the supplier to develop a “get well action plan.”
Our goal when working with a supplier on an action plan is for the supplier to successfully address our findings. We engage and monitor the progress of the supplier until the issues are satisfactorily resolved. However, if satisfactory progress is not made, we are prepared to take additional action, such as not awarding new business until issues are resolved, placing the supplier on a “conditional use” status, or ending the supplier relationship. Moreover, Weststar Developments may report supplier misconduct to relevant government authorities.
Weststar Developments suppliers must certify that products supplied to Weststar Developments comply with Weststar Developments purchase agreements and/or purchase order terms and conditions. These purchase agreements and/or purchase order terms and conditions require suppliers to represent and warrant compliance with Weststar Developments policy and all applicable laws, regulations and international standards.
Weststar Developments Managing Director sets the tone for our ethical culture and holds managers accountable for communicating ethics and compliance expectations. Each year, our Managing Director communicates with employees and senior managers regarding the importance of ethics and legal compliance. We believe this “tone from the top” combined with our regular communications throughout the year, and educational resources on our company intranet site helps to create an ethical and legally compliant culture.
Weststar Developments requires its employees and contingent workers to comply with Weststar Developments Policy, which forbids human trafficking and references Weststar Developments Human Rights Principles. An employee’s violation of the Policy may result in discipline, up to and including, termination and/or reporting the misconduct to the relevant government authorities.
We encourage anyone (including employees, contractors, suppliers, distributors, and customers) to report in good faith any issues or concerns about potential ethics, human rights, legal, or regulatory violations, including improper or unethical business practices such as fraud or bribery. Weststar Developments investigates concerns raised and strives to resolve each consistent with the law and Weststar Developments Policy. Individuals can report a concern to Weststar Developments by e-mail, telephone, or letter; in English or their local language.