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Modern Slavery Company Statement

Modern Slavery Company Statement

 

Aqualisa Products Ltd acknowledges responsibility to the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and will ensure there is transparency within the organisation and with all our suppliers of goods and services to the organisation. Aqualisa is committed to drive out modern day slavery from within not just its own business but within all of our Supply Chain.

 

As a company we believe in our staff well-being and so we are proud to say that we pay all our staff on at least the living wage allowance and this extends out to all our agency and contracted staff. We are very proud of our Living Wage Foundation Accreditation.

 

As part of the companies due diligence process into slavery and human trafficking the supplier approval process incorporates controls under taken by suppliers to prevent modern slavery. Aqualisa is an associate member of Sedex (Supplier Ethical Data Exchange), which is an organisation that assists a company in the reduction of risk and the protection of reputation when entering into a supplier agreement. 

 

Sedex has two main aims:

 

  1. To ease the burden upon suppliers facing multiple audits, questionnaires and certifications.
  1. To drive improvements in the ethical performance of global supply chains.

 

Whilst Sedex is not an approvals or certification body, the organisation enables the global sharing of information within the supply chain, identifying companies who are aware of their social and ethical responsibilities in the supply of goods into the market. 

 

In order to further substantiate our position (and in accordance with Sedex guidelines) we require all of our Suppliers to confirm acceptance by signing our Social Accountability Declaration, which details our specific requirements and expectations as part of the Supply Chain process. The company will not support or deal with any business knowingly involved in slavery or human trafficking.

 

The company directors and senior management will be responsible for implementing this policy and its objectives and shall provide adequate resources, training and investment to ensure that slavery and human trafficking is not taking place within the organisation or within its supply chain.

 

This statement will be reviewed annually by the board and updated accordingly.

 

Colin Sykes

Chief Executive

 

31st March 2019