Modern Slavery Policy

1: Introduction

Commercial and Industrial Lighting Solutions Ltd is committed to preventing acts of modern slavery and human trafficking from occurring within its business and supply chain, and imposes the same high standards on its suppliers.

This statement is made in accordance with section 54(1) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and constitutes the company’s slavery and human trafficking statement.

2: Structure of the organisation

Our company provides lighting solutions in the commercial sector for customers in the UK and abroad. In order to carry out our business, we work with a range of suppliers that includes contractors, sub contractors, suppliers, manufacturers, professional consultants. We contract with these organisations for the provision of services of the supply of goods.

3: Our Policies

As part of our commitment to combating modern slavery, we ensure that our employees and supply chains are aware of our company policies and adhere to the same high standards, including conducting their own due diligence on their own supply chains.

These include:

  • Anti-slavery policy. This policy sets out the organisation’s stance on modern slavery and explains how employees can identify any instances of this and where they can go for help.
  • Recruitment policy. We operate a robust recruitment policy, including conducting eligibility to work in the UK checks for all employees and Labour only sub-contractors to safeguard against human trafficking or individuals being forced to work against their will.
  • Whistleblowing policy. We operate a whistleblowing policy so that all employees know that they can raise concerns about how colleagues are being treated, or practices within our business or supply chain, without fear of reprisals.

4: Due diligence

As part of our efforts to monitor and reduce the risk of slavery and human trafficking occurring within our supply chains, we have adopted the following due diligence procedures:-

Supply Chain

We operate a Supplier policy and maintain a Preferred Supplier list. We conduct due diligence on all Suppliers before allowing them to become a Preferred Supplier. This due diligence includes an online search to ensure that organisation has never been convicted of offences relating to modern slavery.

Our anti-slavery policy forms part of our contract with all suppliers and they are required to confirm that no part of their business operations contradicts this policy.

Our procedures are designed to:

  • Establish and assess areas of potential risk in our business and supply chains
  • Monitor potential risk areas in our business and supply chains
  • Reduce the risk of slavery and human trafficking occurring in our business and supply chains
  • Provide adequate protection for whistle-blowers

Risk and Compliance

Our company regularly evaluates the nature and extent of its exposure to the risk of modern slavery occurring in its supply chain do not consider that we operate in high risk sectors or locations because our suppliers are all governed by UK and European legislation. We ensure all our suppliers adhere to our anti-slavery policy and other policies and we enforce a strict code of compliance and do not tolerate slavery and human trafficking within our supply chains. For example, if we find evidence of a failure to comply with our policies we will immediately seek to terminate our relationship with the relevant supplier and report any breach to the relevant authorities.

6: Training

We invest in educating our staff to recognise the risks of modern slavery and human trafficking in our business and supply chains. Through our training programmes, employees are encouraged to identify and report any potential breaches of our anti-slavery and human trafficking policy. Employees are taught the benefits of stringent measures to tackle slavery and human trafficking, as well as the consequences of failing to eradicate slavery and human trafficking from our business and supply chains.

7: Further actions and sign-off

Following our review of our actions this financial year to prevent slavery or human trafficking from occurring in our business or supply chains, we are satisfied that neither we nor any of our suppliers are in breach of the slavery legislation.

This statement was approved by the Managing Director on 4th January 2022.

Chris Knight

Managing Director
4th January 2022

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