Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking Statement

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

Slavery and human trafficking remain a hidden blight on our global society. We all have a responsibly to be alert to the risks, however small, in our business and in the wider supply chain. The staff is expected to report concerns and management is expected to act upon them.

This statement sets out the Company’s 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.

It outlines the steps we have undertaken during the financial year 2016 and will continue to take to ensure our compliance with the Modern Slavery Act 2015.

 

Organisations 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 are committed to ensuring that there is no modern slavery or human trafficking in our supply chains or in any part of our business. 

We have published our Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking Policy during the last financial year as well as updating our Whistleblowing Policy and our Anti-Fraud and Bribery Policy, all of which are contained in our updated Employee Handbook along with a number of other workplace equality policies and procedures. We ensure that wages and benefits comply with prevailing UK Government legislation.

These actions 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 initiative to identify and mitigate risk –

  • Sending a communication to every employee in the UK explaining the implications of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and what they should do to recognize and report potential incidences.
  • We manage all of our facility in a professional, ethical and law abiding way to ensure optimum control of the work environment;
  • We undertake thorough and detailed checks pre-employment 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 behavior;
  • 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.  Communications have been issued to our suppliers during 2016 confirming our position regarding slavery and human trafficking. The Board of Directors is responsible for compliance in their respective departments and for their supplier relationships.

 

Training

To ensure a high level of understanding of the risks of modern slavery and human trafficking in our supply chains and our business, we have provided clear communications and raised an awareness of modern slavery issues to our relevant members of staff (including team briefings and leaflets/posters which have been provided by a recognised third party).

 

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
  • The level of communication and personal contact with our suppliers and their understanding of, and compliance with, our expectations.

This statement is made pursuant to section 54(1) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and constitutes our group's slavery and human trafficking statement for the current financial year.

 

Approval

We the undersigned hereby certify that the information contained in this statement is factual and has been approved by the Tuthill Corporation Board of Directors.

 

Signatures below:

Anthony Belmonte
January 17th, 2017