The UK Modern Slavery Act 2015 (‘UK Act’) signalled a new drive in the international fight against modern slavery and human trafficking. The UK Act requires all UK companies to disclose steps taken to ensure that such loathsome practices are not taking place within Radius Aerospace UK Ltd or in our supply chain. The UK Act itself does not impose any specific requirements other than this disclosure obligation. Radius Aerospace UK Ltd may adopt such policies and procedures as deemed appropriate to the nature of our business and that of our supply chain partners. In keeping with our own high standards as an organization, we have elected to follow a proactive yet simple, common sense approach:
What is modern slavery and human trafficking? Take a moment to read about it here: https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/modern-slavery. Sadly, even today there are unscrupulous people who will take advantage of others who are disadvantaged. Just because a worker seems to have freedom of movement on the job does not mean they are not enslaved in the modern sense; language barriers or fear of abuse may prevent a person from helping themselves escape an abusive situation.
Everyone should keep alert internally and when dealing with suppliers. Many of us will have the opportunity to make observations when visiting a supplier’s premises. More frequently all of us come into contact with service providers such as cleaning services and other contractors who attend our premises.
Accept no excuses:
Never look the other way for the sake of convenience or short‐term profit considerations. If taking action causes inconvenience or additional expense, do it. You will be rewarded for doing the right thing.
Report any concern:
Do not hesitate to report any concern at once to the HR Department. This statement is made pursuant to section 54(1) Part 6 of the UK Modern Slavery Act 2015 and constitutes the Radius Aerospace UK Ltd Slavery Statement.
For and behalf of the Radius Aerospace UK Ltd
Executive Vice President Europe
Radius Aerospace UK Ltd
Holbrook Works, Station Road, Halfway, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S20 3GB
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