Slavery & Human Trafficking Statement
This statement is made pursuant to section 54(1) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and constitutes the company’s slavery and human trafficking statement for the current financial year.
We all have a responsibility to be alert to the risks, however small, in our business and in the wider supply chain. All employees are expected to be aware of their obligations and report any concerns to management.
Managers of the company are required to act whenever any concerns are raised whether from within or from outside of the business.
We are a Mechanical and Electrical building services engineering contractor based in the UK. The company has its head office at Newtownabbey, Northern Ireland and regional offices in, Newcastle and Warrington.
Our Supply Chain
Our supply chain comprises the engagement of subcontractor organisations to carry out works and services on our construction sites and the sourcing of materials and manufactured products.
Our Policies on Slavery and Human Trafficking
We are committed to ensuring that modern slavery or human trafficking plays no part in our supply chain or in any part of our business.
We are committed to acting ethically and with integrity in all our business relationships and to implement and enforce effective systems and controls to, as far as practical, ensure slavery and human trafficking is not taking place anywhere in the company or our supply chain.
As part of our initiative to identify and mitigate risk:
• Where possible we build long standing relationships with our suppliers and subcontractors and make clear our expectations of business behavior.
• We have in place systems to encourage the reporting of concerns and the protection of whistle blowers.
• With regards to national or international supply chains, our point of contact is preferably 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.
Supplier Adherence to our Values
We have zero tolerance to slavery and human trafficking and we expect all those in our supply chain and contractors to comply with our values.
The Company Directors are responsible for compliance in their respective departments and for their supplier relationships.
Group Managing Director
Vaughan Engineering Group Limited