This statement is made on behalf of Ifor Williams Trailers Ltd/IWT Deeside Limited, pursuant to section 54(1) of the Modern Slavery Act (the Act) and constitutes our slavery and human trafficking statement.
Ifor Williams Trailers Limited (01206036) /IWT Deeside Limited (04829658) - registered in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.
As a leading manufacturer of trailers up to 3500 kg gross weight, we manufacture trailers for a wide variety of purposes.
Slavery and human trafficking are totally unacceptable and we will not tolerate forced labour of any description within our business or in our supply chains. We recognise the complexity of this issue, in supply chains and we are committed to tackling those risks through our strong policies, audit, and supplier management.
Our objective is to achieve the higher ethical standards in this regard and as a minimum, we will comply with all relevant legislation. We recognise our responsibility to be alert to the risks of modern slavery and human trafficking in all our daily activities – our managers are expected to act upon any concerns, matters raised, without delay.
This statement sets out the action we have taken, to identify, understand and address risks of modern slavery and human trafficking in our own business and in our supply chains.
Responsibility for our anti-slavery initiatives is as follows:
Our Group HR Manager has been appointed as the key contact for issues relating to modern slavery and human trafficking within our operations.
Our Purchasing Manager has been identified as the key contact for modern slavery and human trafficking within our supply chains.
Risk assessment – for our supply chains, the Group Business Development Manager is responsible for carrying out the modern slavery and human trafficking risk analysis.
As part of our initiative to identify and mitigate risk, we undertake due diligence when considering taking on new suppliers and regularly review our existing suppliers’ base.
Our due diligence includes:
• Assessing whether or not particular activities, countries, or regions are high risk in relation to slavery or human trafficking by consulting supplier auditors/or assessments.
• We consider suppliers from Eastern Europe or Asia to be a potentially higher risk – and these assessments/audits will have a greater degree of focus.
To ensure a level of understanding of the risks of modern slavery in our supply chains and our business, we are in the process of rolling out training to key members of staff across the business.
In the coming year, we will seek to measure how effective we have been to ensure that modern slavery is not taking place in any part of our business or supply chains. We will also provide training to key employees so that they can identify and understand what modern slavery is, how to report concerns so that they can support and facilitate our ongoing commitment to combating modern slavery.
This statement is made pursuant to section 54 (1) of the modern Slavery Act 2015 and constitutes our modern slavery statement for financial year ending 2018.