Anti-Slavery and Human Trafficking Statement

This statement is made on behalf of Peninsular Acoustics Limited with regards to the Modern Slavery Act 2015. This requires large employers to be transparent about their efforts to eradicate Slavery and Human Trafficking in their supply chain. Although we are not a large organisation and so are not required to make such a statement, we believe it to be such a heinous crime that it is right to take steps to combat slavery and human trafficking and this statement details our policies and practices in recognising and preventing human trafficking and slavery in our supply chain.

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. Our Anti-Slavery Policy reflects our commitment to acting ethically and with integrity throughout our business and to implementing and enforcing effective systems and controls to ensure slavery and human trafficking is not taking place anywhere in our supply chains.

As part of our initiative to identify and mitigate risk we ensure that any suppliers we use have completed our questionnaires in relation to slavery and human trafficking. We ensure that we work with suppliers who treat their obligations towards modern slavery with the same importance that we do.

We have in place systems to:

  • Identify and assess potential risk areas in our supply chains.
  • Mitigate the risk of slavery and human trafficking occurring in our supply chains
  • Monitor potential risk areas in our supply chains.
  • Protect whistle blowers.

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 training to our staff. Our employees are encouraged to identify and report any potential breaches of our anti-slavery policy and we have in place protection for whistle blowers.

 

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. Our Supplier Code of Conduct 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.

Our Safeguarding policies include specific guidance for staff on how to recognise signs of abuse, including slavery, human trafficking, forced labour and domestic servitude among our customers and clients and how to respond to and escalate any concerns.

 

SUPPLIER ADHERENCE TO OUR VALUES AND ETHICS

We have zero tolerance to slavery and human trafficking. To ensure all those in our supply chain and contractors comply with our values and ethics, we have in place rigorous selection, due diligence and tender processes which help ensure our suppliers and their supply chains are slavery free.

As part of our Supplier Risk Assessment process and ongoing monitoring of our supply chain, we carry out regular reviews to ensure suppliers are assessed and the information held on our supply base is kept up to date. This may include supplier audits or on-site assessments dependent on the nature of the goods or services being provided and also on the industry sector in which the supplier operates. The frequency of these audits or on-site assessments will be dependent on the risk profile of the contract and/or supplier.

We encourage anyone, including colleagues, subcontractors, suppliers, customers and clients to report in good faith any issue or concerns about potential unethical business practices, such as fraud and bribery or slavery and human trafficking.