Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking Statement

Annual Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking Statement from the Board of Directors

Slavery and human trafficking remains a hidden blight on our global society. We all have a responsibility to be alert to the risks, however small, in our business and in the wider supply chain. Staff are expected to report concerns and management are expected to act upon them.

This statement sets out the Company’s continued commitment to prevent and to understand potential modern slavery risks related to its business in the UK and to put in place steps that are aimed at ensuring that there is no modern slavery or human trafficking in our business and our supply chains.

Organisation's Structure

Tuthill UK Ltd is a manufacturer of pumps and has a facility at Ilkeston in Derbyshire, UK, whilst the parent company, Tuthill Corporation, operates many facilities mainly in the United States of America. The group has an annual turnover in excess of £36m.

Our Supply Chains

Our supply chains include the sourcing of raw materials principally related to the provision of parts and components. We also have contract agreements with a number of service providers.

Our Policies on Slavery and Human Trafficking

We continue to be totally committed to ensuring that there is no modern slavery or human trafficking in our supply chains or in any part of our business.

We continue to actively communicate our Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking Policy to both current and new employees along with other related policies and procedures. We continue to ensure that wages and benefits comply with prevailing UK Government legislation.

These actions continue to demonstrate our commitment to acting ethically and with integrity in all our employment and business relationships.

Due Diligence Processes for Slavery and Human Trafficking

As part of our ongoing initiatives to identify and mitigate risk –

  • We are undertaking ongoing Real Time Checks with our UK employees so it can be identified if their wages are being "trafficked or paid" to a third party under duress.
  • We manage all of our facilities in a professional, ethical and law-abiding way to ensure optimum control of the work environment.
  • We undertake thorough and detailed pre-employment checks on all of our employees and build a strong and “family” focused relationship with them at all stages of their Company journey.
  • We have experienced managers running each area of our business here in the UK.
  • Where possible we build long-standing relationships with our suppliers and make clear our expectations of business behaviour.
  • In all dealings with our suppliers we strive to ensure that the highest ethical standards are reached at all times.
  • We have in place systems to encourage the reporting of concerns and the protection of whistleblowers.

Supplier Adherence to Our Values

We have zero tolerance to slavery and human trafficking. We expect all those in our supply chain and contractors to comply with our values. The Board of Directors are responsible for compliance in their respective departments and for their supplier relationships.


To ensure we continue to have a high level of understanding of the risks of modern slavery and human trafficking in our supply chains and our business, we continue to provide clear communications and raise awareness of modern slavery issues to our relevant members of staff.

Our Effectiveness in Combating Slavery and Human Trafficking

We use the following key performance indicators (KPIs) to measure how effective we have been to ensure that slavery and human trafficking is not taking place in any part of our business or supply chains and to provide ongoing monitoring:

  • Completion of on-going audits by our internal teams and external parties;
  • Monitoring via our payroll systems; and