Modern Slavery Statement for Financial Year 2017/2018
Air Technology Systems Ltd, is committed to driving out acts of modern slavery from within its own business and from that of subcontractors. Air Technology Systems Ltd acknowledges responsibility to the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and will ensure transparency within the organisation and with all suppliers and services used directly by the organisation. This also includes the suppliers or services which make up the supply chain within Air Technology Systems Limited.
Air Technology Systems Ltd hold a number of internal policies to ensure that we are conducting business in an ethical and transparent manner (all are available upon request) these include:
- Recruitment Policy – We operate a recruitment policy, which includes conducting eligibility to work in the UK checks for all new employees.
- Whistleblowing Policy – We operate a whistleblowing policy, so that all employees know that they can raise concerns about how colleagues are being treated, or practices within the organisation or supply chain, without the fear of reprisals.
- Code of Conduct – We operate a Code of Conduct that all Subcontractors are require to read, sign to confirm agreement and return to us before commencement of works, this explains the manner in which we expect subcontractors to behave whilst working for Air Technology Systems Ltd, failure to return the sign Code of Conduct will prevent the subcontract from carrying out works.
- Ethical Procurement Policy – We operate an Ethical Procurement Policy, outlining the steps that Air Technology Systems Ltd take to ensure the welfare of all during the procurement process and that there are no breaches to the Modern Slavery Act 2015.
Along with the above Company Policies, Air Technology Systems Ltd, ensure the following:
- All employees are of minimum working age for full-time employment
- All employees are paid at least the minimum wage
- Checks are completed to confirm employees have the right to work in the UK
- All employees are issued with contracts of employment and sign to give their consent
- All employees are given correct breaks according to their age
Air Technology Systems Ltd maintains an Approved Vendor Database (AVD). Vendors are assessed according to the Vendor Assessment Procedure before being listed on our AVD. We conduct due diligence on all suppliers before allowing them to become a preferred supplier. The due diligence includes an online search to ensure the organisation has never been convicted of offenses relating to modern slavery. This document forms part of our contract with all suppliers and they are required to confirm that no part of their business contradicts this statement.
In addition to the above, as part of our contract with suppliers, we require that they confirm the following:
- They have take steps to eradicate modern slavery within their business
- They hold their own suppliers to account over modern slavery
- They pay their employees at least national minimum wage/ national living wage
- We may terminate the contract at any time should there be any instances of modern slavery
Air Technology Systems Ltd will not support or trade with any companies which are knowingly involved in slavery or human trafficking.
The company Directors and senior management shall take responsibility for implementing this policy statement and its objectives and shall provide adequate resources (training etc.) and investment to ensure that slavery and human trafficking is not taking place within the organisation, or within its supply chain.
This policy statement will be reviewed annually and re-published.