This statement is made pursuant to s.54 of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and sets out the steps that SSGC Ltd 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.
Modern slavery encompasses slavery, servitude, human trafficking and forced labour. SSGC Ltd 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.
SSGC Ltd have produced a truly unique service offering with a technology and manpower blend that sets the standard for ACS approved Manned Guarding across our markets that operate exclusively within the UK.
All products and services are developed and delivered exclusively with UK sourced staff and technology. Security Manpower is either internally employed or ACS approved supplier sourced. Technology partners are all UK based. The total number of supply partners is circa thirty.
Our risk analysis shows that the only supply market area of high risk is the procurement of garments (Security Uniforms). Our approach to managing thus risk is to audit our supply base in line with the ACS standard and secure anti-slavery statements including explanations of the providers own risk management approach.
We operate a number of internal policies to ensure that we are conducting business in an ethical and transparent manner. These include:
SSGC Ltd operates a supplier policy and maintains a preferred supplier list. We conduct due diligence on all suppliers before allowing them to become a preferred supplier. This due diligence includes an online search to ensure that particular organisation has never been convicted of offenses relating to modern slavery and requests for documentary support of their own policies in respect of working conditions.
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:
We regularly conduct training for our procurement/buying teams so that they understand the signs of modern slavery and what to do if they suspect that it is taking place within our supply chain.
We will know the effectiveness of the steps that we are taking to ensure that slavery and/or human trafficking is not taking place within our business or supply chain if:
This statement was approved by the Board of Directors on 03/10/2020. Signed by D Stubbs (Director)
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