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Modern Slavery Act

Transparency Statement 2021

This statement is made on behalf of Ifor Williams Trailers Group of Companies, 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.

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 policies, auditing and supplier management.

Our objective is to achieve 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

Responsibility for our anti-slavery initiatives is as follows: 

Our Group Head of Human Resources is the key contact for issues relating to modern slavery and human trafficking within our operations.

Our Head of Purchasing and Materials Management has been identified as the key contact for modern slavery and human trafficking within our supply chains and for carrying out the modern slavery and human trafficking risk analysis of suppliers.

 

Due diligence and compliance

As part of our initiative to identify and mitigate risk, we undertake due diligence when considering taking on new suppliers and periodically 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.

• In this regard we consider suppliers from Eastern Europe and/or Asia to be potentially higher risk – and these assessments/audits will have a greater degree of focus.

 

On-going commitment to combatting modern slavery

We will seek to periodically 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 April 2021.

For and on behalf of Ifor Williams Group of Companies.

Conal Scholes
Group Head of Human Resources

 

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