The Technical Metals Group are committed to preventing acts of modern slavery and human trafficking from occurring within its business and supply chain, and imposes the same high standards on its suppliers, contractors and other business partners. We take our responsibilities seriously and this statement constitutes its compliance pursuant to section 54 (1) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 (the Act).
Scope of the Modern Slavery Act 2015
The Act defines modern slavery as “slavery, servitude and forced or compulsory labour” and “human trafficking” (Modern Slavery). The Act requires commercial organisations operating in the UK (i.e. that supply goods or services from or to the UK) and have a global turnover above £36 million, to publish a statement each financial year, which sets out the steps they have taken to ensure there is no Modern Slavery in their business or supply chains.
As part of our commitment to combating Modern Slavery, we have a Modern Slavery policy. We have a zero- tolerance approach to Modern Slavery in our organisation and supply chain.
We have also taken steps to ensure that those of our suppliers (which we have identified as high risk) are aware of our policy and adhere to the same high standards. It is our intention to extend this to all existing suppliers when their contracts with the firm come up for renewal and to all new suppliers in due course. As a manufacturing organisation, audited to a very high standard and adhering to a strict ethics policy, we consider the risk of Modern Slavery existing within our business to be low.
Our supply chain
We endeavour to do business with customers and suppliers that adopt the same strict standards that we ourselves adhere to. In turn, we expect our suppliers to operate fairly and ethically, where workers are treated with respect and dignity, and the highest standards of human rights are maintained.
We enforce a strict code of compliance and do not tolerate Modern Slavery within our supply chains. In the rare event that we become aware of a case of Modern Slavery, we will work with the supplier to implement remedial action. We expect our suppliers to engage with us constructively and responsibly, and to demonstrate their willingness to remedy issues in a timely manner. If we find evidence of a failure to comply with our policies, we will immediately seek to terminate our relationship with the relevant supplier.