Ryder Ltd is committed to protecting human rights and combatting modern slavery and human trafficking. It is our expectation that our suppliers do the same.
Our employees and suppliers are aware of our commitment to conduct business in a lawful and ethical manner. Our Principles of Business Conduct, issued to all employees, specifically prohibits slavery and human trafficking. Our employees are regularly trained on our Principles of Business Conduct. We have also issued to our suppliers our Supplier Code of Conduct which, among other things, specifically forbids human trafficking, involuntary, coerced slavery or prison labour, and use of physical punishment or threats of violence or other forms of physical, sexual, psychological or verbal abuse as a method of discipline or control.
As a leader in the transportation industry, members of our organisation have taken active leadership roles in various organisations that educate and combat human trafficking, such as Truckers Against Trafficking.
We will continue to monitor and seek opportunities to enhance our program aimed at combatting slavery and human trafficking.
This statement is made pursuant to section 54(1) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and is for the financial year ending December 31, 2016.