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  • Modern Slavery Act Statement

    Modern Slavery Act Statement 2017.

    Introduction

    Although S&P UK Ventilation Systems Ltd (“S&P UK”) is not subject to the Modern Slavery Act 2015 requirements we are committed to, where practical, acting ethically, 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.

    Organisation Structure

    With over 25 years’ experience, S&P UK is one of the UK’s leading suppliers of commercial and industrial ventilation equipment. From our offices and distribution facilities in Ipswich Suffolk, we distribute products manufactured within the S&P Ventilation Group and affiliated companies throughout the UK to a network of HVAC Distributors (H&V) and manufacturer (OEM) customers. Our team in the UK are responsible for the sale, promotion, distribution and support of S&P Ventilation Group products in the UK.

    Supply chain

    S&P UK distribute a wide range of goods and service via a diverse and varied chain, including but not exclusively:

    •Finished goods
    •Component parts
    •Waste management/recycling services
    •Transportation of goods

    Our policies on slavery and human trafficking

    We are committed to, where practical, ensuring that there is no modern slavery and human trafficking in any part of our business and in so far as is possible requiring our suppliers to hold similar ethos.

    We will:
    • Comply with legislation and regulatory requirements.
    • Make suppliers and service providers aware that we promote the requirements of the legislation.
    • Consider modern slavery factors when making procurement decisions.
    • Develop awareness of modern slavery issues.

    Our suppliers

    S&P UK operates a supplier policy and maintains a preferred supplier list. Where applicable and practical our anti-slavery policy forms part of our contract with all suppliers and they are required to confirm that no part of their business operations contradicts this policy.

    In addition to the above, as part of our contract with suppliers, we require that they confirm to us that:
    • They have taken steps to eradicate modern slavery within their business.
    • They hold their own suppliers to account over modern slavery.
    • They pay their employees at least the national minimum wage / national living wage (as appropriate).
    • We may terminate the contract at any time should any instances of modern slavery come to light.

    Procurement employees will:

    • Where possible undertake awareness training.
    • Aim to obtain a commitment from suppliers to support the requirements of the act where practical.
    • Not award contracts to suppliers who they believe have unethical business practices.

    The board of directors gave approval of this statement at its board meeting on 1st April 2017.


    Eugene Scotcher, Managing Director
    S&P UK Ventilation Systems Ltd
    01 April 2017