Modern Slavery Act Statement

Modern Slavery: Practical Steps for Procurement

1. Structure, business and supply chain

Pure-PAT Electrical Testing Specialists Ltd trades in the UK.

We are serious about our brand because it’s part of our identity and so is our commitment to corporate social responsibility. We believe transparency is the best way we can ensure the public that we are doing our best as an ethical corporate citizen. Our efforts against slavery and human trafficking complement our broader CSR Policy and our adoption of the Ethical Trading Initiative.

Pure-PAT Electrical Testing Specialists Ltd is headquartered in Wisbech, Cambridgeshire and sells its products throughout the UK.

2. Slavery and human trafficking policies

Notably, we developed our Slavery and Human Trafficking Policy. It sets out clear objectives for 1, 3 and 5 year slavery and human trafficking plans around the following themes:

  • Relationships: Strengthening our supplier and contractor engagement process
  • Feedback: Establishing grievance mechanisms and channels for individual worker feedback
  • Knowledge: Improving our knowledge base by collecting relevant data and improving product traceability
  • Third party engagement: Building strategic alliances with the public sector and NGOs
  • Measurable change: Developing verifiable KPIs to measure progress
  • Supplier collaboration: Encouraging suppliers to collaborate to address slavery and human trafficking issues
  • Incentivisation: Developing mechanisms to incentivise employees and suppliers to address slavery and human trafficking and improve labour standards
  • Accountability: Establishing a framework for organisation accountability to allow for raising issues, making suggestions, voicing grievances and reporting slavery and human trafficking

3. Due diligence procedures

We understand that our biggest exposure to Modern Slavery is in our product supply chains and contractors, where we have undertaken activity over the last decade to minimise the risk of Modern Slavery and breaches of human rights. Within these areas, new suppliers and factories/sites are subject to due diligence checks in the form of ethical/compliance requests. Such requests are also regularly conducted for existing suppliers and factories/sites. These requests assess compliance with Global Sourcing Principles and are, amongst other things, intended to identify any Modern Slavery practices. If issues are identified, appropriate investigative and remedial actions will be taken.

4. Identifying, assessing and managing risk

We set out to identify the extent of any slavery and human trafficking in our supply chains by:

  • Interviewing workers to discuss their conditions and their rights
  • Instituting an annual review questionnaire for existing suppliers to understand suppliers’ self-assessment of slavery and human trafficking issues, allowing us to better identify slavery and human trafficking issues as they develop over time and to collect supplier-provided data to track improvement in suppliers’ attitudes.

5. Key performance indicators

In order to assess the effectiveness of our modern slavery measures we will be reviewing the following key performance indicators:

  • Staff training and personal development levels
  • Number of slavery incidents reported in the supply chain

6. Training available to staff

A key part of our slavery and human trafficking strategy is to promote cultural change through training. This last financial year we:

  • Promoted online training modules on modern slavery to all staff
  • Distributed information on slavery and human trafficking and workers’ rights to various suppliers and contractors

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 Head Office: Dock Cottage, 11 Crab Marsh, Wisbech, Cambridgeshire PE13 3JG

Registered Office: 27 - 29 Old Market, Wisbech, Cambridgeshire PE13 1NE

Company No: 10812970
VAT No: 288 7751 36
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