MODERN SLAVERY ACT STATEMENT
Modern slavery is a heinous crime and a morally reprehensible act that deprives a person’s liberty and dignity for another person’s gain. It is a real problem for millions of people around the world, including many in developed countries, who are being kept and exploited in various forms of slavery. Every company is at risk of being involved in this crime through its own operations and its supply chain.
At Skytek, we have a zero-tolerance approach to modern slavery and are fully committed to preventing slavery and human trafficking in our operation and supply chain. This statement sets out the actions that we have taken to understand all potential modern slavery risks related to our business and to implement steps to prevent slavery and human trafficking during the financial year 2020.
Skytek is headquartered in Dublin, Ireland, and has offices in Harwell, UK and Belfast, Northern Ireland, and sells its products internationally. Our efforts against slavery and human trafficking complement our broader CSR Policy.
Skytek is serious about our brand because it’s part of our identity, as 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 ethical corporate citizens. In that spirit, we will publish annual statements for slavery and human trafficking, made in compliance with section 54 of the (UK) Modern Slavery Act (2015), in which we explain how slavery and human trafficking can affect our business and the steps we are taking in the fight against it.
Building on our CSR Policy we have embraced the requirement to publish an annual slavery and human trafficking statement. This will allow us to share our efforts against slavery and human trafficking and improve and measure our success each financial year, and we intend to engage with our partners and suppliers to ensure our supply chain is compliant with our goals and ambitions.
We haven’t been made aware of any allegations of human trafficking/slavery activities against any of our suppliers, but if we were, then we would act immediately against the supplier and report it to the authorities.
Skytek operates the following policies for identifying and preventing slavery and human trafficking in our operations:
- Whistleblowing Policy: We encourage all employees, customers and suppliers to report any suspicion of slavery or human trafficking without fear of retaliation. We provide a confidential helpline to protect the identity of whistle-blowers.
- Code of Conduct: our code encourages employees to do the right thing by clearly stating the actions and behaviour expected of them when representing the business. We strive to maintain the highest standards of employee conduct and ethical behaviour when operating abroad and managing our supply chain.