Our commitment to preventing Modern Slavery
At Envirovent we are committed to conducting our relationships to the highest ethical and moral standards and acting with integrity and professionalism in all our activities. This is in line with our corporate values and the expectations of our colleagues, customers and other stakeholders. It includes the prevention of modern slavery and human trafficking in all its forms and extendsto all business dealings and transactions in which we are involved, regardless of location or sector.
Scope and coverage of this statement
This statement is made pursuant to Section 54(1) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 (the “Act”) and sets out the steps taken by Envirovent Limited during the financial year ending 2022 to prevent modern slavery and human trafficking in our business and supply chains.
Under the Act, a legal obligation to publish a statement applies to organisations that carry on businessin the UK and which have a total annual turnover in excess of £36m. This statement has therefore been approved and adopted by the Board of Envirovent and that meets this requirement under the Act.
Organisation and structure
Envirovent is a market leader in the supply and manufacture of domestic ventilation products in the UK through head office in Harrogate and through our domestic business partners. For more information on our business structure, please see our website at www.envirovent.com.
Policies in relation to slavery and human trafficking
Our Anti-Slavery and Human Trafficking policy sets out our commitment to the prevention of modern slavery in our business and supply chains. We also have a Whistleblowing Policy to encourage and protect those who come forward, supported by a reporting hotline, which is run independently of Envirovent Limited and is completely confidential. There were no reports relating to modern slavery or human trafficking to the hotline during financial year end 2022.
Our incorporates prohibitions against the use of forced, compulsory or trafficked labour, or anyone held in slavery or servitude, whether adults or children. The Supplier Code of Conduct applies to all suppliers and partners who supply products or services to Envirovent Limited.
Risk management and due diligence
We assess, monitor and mitigate risks relating to slavery and human and continually review of modern slavery risks across the business. While no significant risks were identified in the financial year ending 2022.
We have supplier due diligence processes in place to help identify and address potential risks of modern slavery. These processes are supported by Procurement Policy. We continue to screen suppliers to assess the level of associated socialrisk, conduct audits and follow up issuesidentified where necessary.
Where cases, or allegations, of forced labour are identified within oursupply chain, we investigate any concern thoroughly. There have been no such cases or allegations in the financial year end 2022.
Our standard contracting terms continue to incorporate specific obligations on our suppliers to comply with applicable anti-slavery and human trafficking laws, including the Act.
No breaches of our Supplier Code of Conduct relating to modern slavery were identified in Financial Year end 2022.
We pay a fair wage reflecting local market demands and conditions and Envirovent continues to pay the governments national living wage to all employees.
Employee training & policy awareness
Raising colleagues’ awareness of trafficking and modern slavery is key to identifying and helping to prevent modern slavery and human trafficking, all employees were required will complete a mandatory, dedicated online training module and to read the company’s Anti-Slavery and Human Trafficking Policy with completion by year ending 2023. All employees will be expected required both actions annually.
The Envirovent Board recognises the importance of the provisions of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and the Directors aim to ensure that slavery and human trafficking have no part in the business supply chain. Envirovent has always been vigilant about the welfare of our colleagues, customers, suppliers and other stakeholders and aims to be transparent in its practices. The Board welcomes the opportunity to state its firm commitment to a zero-tolerance approach to modern slavery and human trafficking.
This statement has been approved by the Board of Directors of Envirovent for the financial year ended 31 March 2022.
Date: 6th March 2023
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