PPE Global Solutions Ltd is publishing this statement under the provision of the UK Modern Slavery Act 2015 (the “Act”). The Act requires businesses to state the actions they have taken during the financial year to ensure modern slavery is not taking place in their operations and supply chains.
In striving to improve conditions for all workers throughout our supply chain, we recognise the importance of transparency from our suppliers.
We believe in partnership and actively engaging with not just our suppliers but with similar interested parties in other supply chains.
This statement refers to the financial year ending 31 September 2019.
Supply Chain Transparency Progress 2018/19
Communication with Suppliers
The importance of adherence not only just to legislation in those countries but with agreement and support with the Modern Slavery Act 2015. Our approved facilities have been contacted not just to read our policy, agree with it and to sign a Slavery and Human Trafficking Declaration, but to actively audit their facilities.
PPE Global Solutions Ltd undertakes increased levels of due diligence on all proposed third parties prior to entering into agreement with them to ensure that those third parties connected to PPE Global Solutions Ltd conduct themselves in a manner conducive to the Act and to the highest ethical standards expected by PPE Global Solutions Ltd.
Supply Chain Policy
PPE Global Solutions Ltd activities are not just UK based but Europe and the Rest of the World.
We continue to map our first-tier supply chain in order to identify particular risks which require attention. This will lead to an on-going program which will ensure our systems:-
- Identify and access 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.
- Protect whistleblowers.
Teams within PPE Global Solutions Ltd are working together to ensure this process is thorough and effective and once completed shall assess and mitigate any risks flagged. We are working with all our suppliers to assist them in identifying any areas in their supply chains and to mitigate the risk of modern slavery occurring. One area we aimed at looking at and assessing is gender breakdown in the context of fair pay. We have gained some information about gender breakdown (e.g. supervisors, managers who are male/female) but have not consolidated the data to reflect pay.
PPE Global Solutions Ltd, will continue to take specialist legal advice to ensure we are informed of any updates or changes to its obligations under the Act.
PPE Global Solutions Ltd are committed to upholding human rights and safety in our supply chain and we will be reviewing our progress and effectiveness in combatting slavery and human trafficking on a regular basis.