Modern slavery encompasses slavery, servitude, human trafficking and forced labour. SRK has a zero-tolerance approach to any form of modern slavery. We are committed to acting ethically and with integrity and transparency in all business dealings and to putting effective systems and controls in place to safeguard against any form of modern slavery taking place within the business or our supply chain.
This policy statement is made pursuant to s.54 of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and sets out the steps that SRK has taken and is continuing to take to ensure that modern slavery or human trafficking is not taking place within our business or supply chain.
We are a scaffolding contractor, providing services to a large range of customers in the South-West. Given the nature of our services, we believe that we are a low risk organisation because:
Nonetheless, we continue to be vigilant and we do have arrangements in place to ensure that the company does not inadvertently become involved in modern slavery through the actions of its suppliers of scaffolding equipment and scaffolding kit maintenance services.
Other policies in place to ensure that we conduct business in an ethical and transparent manner include:
Our supply-chain is low risk since we do not contract out scaffolding services and our equipment is purchased from reputable manufacturers and distributors. Nevertheless, we do have processes in place to guard against slavery in our supply chain as set out below. We carry out an online search to check that suppliers have never been convicted of offences relating to modern slavery. In addition, we require that suppliers confirm to us that:
We provide training to our senior managers on how to identify potential modern slavery occurrences in the company and in the supply chain and we will take immediate action in the event of reports from employees, the public, or law enforcement agencies to indicate that modern slavery practices have been identified in SRK or any of its suppliers.