This statement is made pursuant to section 54(1) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and constitutes the SSI Services Ltd Group’s modern slavery and human trafficking statement for the financial year ended 31 March 2019.
SSI Services is the specialist contracting arm of South Staffordshire Plc, Across is operating companies, the Group provides a broad range of specialist services from design through to installation, testing and repair to long term maintenance contracts.
The Group makes a public commitment to act ethically and with integrity in its business relationships and to adopt responsible business practices. The Group has no tolerance to any form of modern slavery or human trafficking and is committed to ensuring that there is no modern slavery or human trafficking in its supply chains or in any part of its business. As part of this commitment, in the year ended 31 March 2016, the Group put in place an Anti- Slavery, Human Trafficking and Child Labour Policy to assist its employees and suppliers achieve this aim.
The Group expects, and endeavours to ensure, that organisations within its supply chains also have no tolerance to any form of modern slavery and human trafficking and adopt responsible business practices in respect of reducing the risk of modern slavery and human trafficking. The Group expects these organisations to have suitable policies and practices in this area. Contracts for the supply of goods and services to the Group include clauses relating to compliance with the Modern Slavery Act. In the 2017/18 financial year, the Group continued to focus its on-going work in higher risk areas with further development of practices planned in the 2018/19 financial year.
The Group aims to continue reviewing its relevant processes which will permit further training and guidance to be provided for those with relevant responsibilities to enable them to assess risks, performance and compliance in this area. The Group endeavours to ensure an appropriate level of understanding of its people of the risks of modern slavery and human trafficking in its supply chains or in any part of its business through regular communication and training where considered to be appropriate.