Aberconway Consulting Limited
Slavery and Human Trafficking Statement
INTRODUCTION FROM THE BOARD
This statement is made voluntarily pursuant to section 54(1) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and constitutes our slavery and human trafficking statement for the current financial year.
Slavery and human trafficking remain a serious problem in our global society. We all have a responsibility to be alert to the risks, however small, in our business and in the wider supply chain. Our employees are alert to the risks and are expected to report their concerns, and management is expected to act upon them.
ORGANISATION’S STRUCTURE AND BUSINESS
We are an independent Management Consultancy, specialising in Health, Safety and Environmental Management. The registered office is based in Llandudno, North Wales and we operate both nationally and internationally.
OUR SUPPLY CHAINS
Our supply chains include the sourcing of goods, materials and services predominately from UK and European based suppliers.
OUR POLICIES ON SLAVERY AND HUMAN TRAFFICKING
We are committed to ensuring that there is no modern slavery or human trafficking in our supply chains or in any part of our business. This Anti-slavery Policy reflects our commitment to acting ethically and with integrity in all our business relationships and to implementing and enforcing effective systems and controls to ensure slavery and human trafficking is not taking place anywhere in our supply chains.
DUE DILIGENCE PROCESSES FOR SLAVERY AND HUMAN TRAFFICKING
As part of our initiative to identify and mitigate risk we:
- Build long-standing relationships with local suppliers and make clear our expectations of business behaviour;
- Have a policy of “knowing our customer” to ensure that we are contracting with appropriate businesses;
- With regards to national or international supply chains, our point of contact is preferable with a UK company or branch and we expect these entities to have suitable anti-slavery and human trafficking policies and processes.
We expect each entity in the supply chain to, at least, adopt ‘one-up’ due diligence on the next link in the chain. It is not practical for us (and every other participant in the chain) to have a direct relationship with all links in the supply chain. We have in place systems to encourage the reporting of concerns and the protection of whistleblowers.
SUPPLIER ADHERENCE TO OUR VALUES AND ETHICS
We have zero-tolerance to slavery and human trafficking. We expect all those in our supply chain and contractors to comply with our values.
To ensure a high level of understanding of the risks of modern slavery and human trafficking in our supply chains and our business, we provide briefings to our Directors, Employees and Associates
OUR EFFECTIVENESS IN COMBATING SLAVERY AND HUMAN TRAFFICKING
We use the following key performance indicators (KPIs) to measure how effective we have been to ensure that slavery and human trafficking is not taking place in any part of our business or supply chains:
- Completion of audits by Directors, Managers and External Consultants;
- Use of staff monitoring and payroll systems; and
- Level of communication and personal contact with next link in the supply chain and their understanding of, and compliance with our expectations.
Signed and dated by
03 October 2019