Slavery, servitude, forced labour and human trafficking (Modern Slavery) is a global and growing issue given the rapid rise in global migration.
Given the nature of our business, we believe that there is minimal risk amongst the supply chain that supports our organisation. Nevertheless, Permasteelisa takes a zero-tolerance approach to Modern Slavery of any kind and is fully committed to preventing slavery and human trafficking within its operations and its supply chain. We expect a high level of ethical conduct from those organisations with which we conduct business and we expect our employees to report any concerns they have to the Directors of the Company. Corporate social responsibility is central to our working culture.
Permasteelisa is a worldwide leading contractor in the engineering, project management, manufacturing and installation of architectural envelopes and interior systems.
Permasteelisa (UK) Ltd is the UK subsidiary of the Group and has its head office in London. It employs around 110 people directly, and in addition engages a substantial number of subcontract workers across the UK.
Our Supply Chain
The relationship with the majority of our suppliers has been established over many years. All new suppliers have to undergo a rigorous pre-qualification process to ensure their compliance with Permasteelisa’s values.
Our policy on Slavery and Human Trafficking
We are committed to ensuring that there is no modern slavery or human trafficking in any part of our business. Our Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking Policy and our Code of Conduct reflect 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 within our supply chains.
Due Diligence Processes for Slavery and Human Trafficking
As part of our initiative to identify and mitigate risk, we have systems in place to:
/ Identify and assess potential risk areas when approving new suppliers
/ Regularly review our existing supply chain
/ Build long-standing relationships with our supply chain, based on collaboration
/ Communicate clearly our expectations in respect of ethical behaviour.
In order to ensure a high level of understanding of the risks of modern slavery and human trafficking in our supply chains and our business, our Policy is included within our employee handbook and in our Management Systems. We also provide training to relevant members of staff.
This statement is made pursuant to section 54(1) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015, and constitutes our Company’s slavery and human trafficking statement for the financial year ending 31 March 2020.
Chief Executive Officer
Permasteelisa (UK) Ltd
December 4, 2019