Modern Slavery Policy
Modern slavery is a crime and a violation of fundamental human rights. It takes various forms, such as slavery, servitude, forced and compulsory labour and human trafficking, all of which have in common the deprivation of a person’s liberty by another to exploit them for personal or commercial gain.
We are committed to improving our practices to combat slavery and human trafficking.
This statement is made pursuant to section 54(1) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and constitutes our slavery and human trafficking statement for the financial year ending 2019.
We are a provider of manufactured metal parts in the OEM manufacturing sector.
Our supply chains
Our supply chains include metals, plastics, components, and processes pertinent to the machined and fabricated markets.
We audit our suppliers by means of a supplier evaluation which is completed by the supplier and vetted by senior staff at Crown. We apply the same policy to agencies who we may use to supply temporary labour.
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.
In light of the obligation to report on measures to ensure that all parts of our business and supply chain are slavery free we have put in place a designated Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking Policy and we have reviewed our workplace policies and procedures to assess their effectiveness in identifying and tackling modern slavery issues.
Our Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking Policy and our workplace policies and procedures demonstrate 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.
Due diligence processes for slavery and human trafficking
As part of our initiative to identify and mitigate risk 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.
Supplier adherence to our values
We have zero tolerance to slavery and human trafficking. To ensure all those in our supply chain and contractors comply with our values we have in place a supply chain compliance programme.
We have a dedicated compliance personnel, which consists of from the following departments:
- Audit and compliance
- Human resources
The compliance team is led by Karren Thomas.
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. We also require will require our business partners to provide training to their staff and suppliers and providers.
Following a review of the effectiveness of the steps we have taken this year to ensure that here is no slavery or human trafficking in our supply chains we intend to take the following further steps to combat slavery and human trafficking: We intend to obtain signed declarations from both customers and suppliers stating that they have zero involvement in slavery and trafficking.
Signed for Crown Precision Engineering Ltd.