Modern Slavery Policy

Reviewed: July 2021

Introduction

This statement is made pursuant to section 54(1) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and sets out the steps we have taken to minimise the risk of modern slavery in our business and supply chains.
Our commitment, is to ensure that those organisations that we contract with to receive goods and services are aware of our policies in order to comply with the Modern Slavery Act.
This commitment is evident through our company policies, which aim to uphold the highest ethical and professional standards. We ensure the adherence to policy commitments and compliance with current Government legislation and regulations.

Organisational structure and supply chains

This statement covers the business activities of Prosol UK Sales & Distribution Ltd which are as follows:

A supplier to the Automotive Aftermarket and other manufacturing and distribution businesses. The product range can generally be described as workshop and facilities supplies, which includes; Hand Tools, Signage, Health and Safety products, Equipment Spares, Test Equipment and minor ancillary items.

The majority of the company’s business is conducted in the United Kingdom (c.95%) with some trading in the EU and Worldwide.

The following is the process by which the Company assesses whether particular activities or countries are high risk in relation to modern slavery or human trafficking:.

High Risk Activities

The following activities are considered to be at high risk of modern slavery or human trafficking:

  • Purchasing from the Far East and Asia.

The majority of products that are sourced from the Far East or Asia are supplied to the Company by U.K. based third parties and as such we rely on their Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking Statements.

Training

To ensure a good understanding of the risks of modern slavery and human trafficking in our business and supply chains, the Company provides all relevant employees with training and guidance.

Policies

The Company is committed to ensuring that there is no modern slavery or human trafficking in our business or our supply chains. This Statement affirms its intention to act ethically in our business relationships.

The following policies set down our approach to the identification of modern slavery risks and steps to be taken to prevent slavery and human trafficking in our operations:

  1. Whistleblowing policy – the Company encourages all its workers, customers, and other business partners to report any concerns related to its direct activities or its supply chains.
  2. Employee Code of Conduct – This sets down the actions and behaviour expected of employees when representing the Company.

Due Diligence Processes for Slavery and Human Trafficking

The Company undertakes due diligence when considering on-boarding new suppliers, and regularly reviews its existing suppliers. The Company’s due diligence process includes building long-standing relationships with suppliers and making clear our expectations of business partners and evaluating the modern slavery and human trafficking risks of each new supplier.

This Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking Statement will be regularly reviewed and updated as necessary. Next review date July 2022.

The Board of Directors endorses this policy statement and is fully committed to its implementation.

This Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking Statement has been approved and authorised by:

Name:
ANDREW PAUL COULTON
Position:
Managing Director
Date:
2nd July 2021