Slavery and human trafficking policy

 

This statement sets out the Versatile Utilities Limited actions to understand all potential modern slavery risks related to its businesses, and to put in place steps that are aimed at ensuring that there is no slavery or human trafficking in its own business and its supply chain.

Versatile Utilities Limited recognises that it has a responsibility to take a robust approach to slavery and human trafficking.

We are committed to preventing slavery and human trafficking in all our Corporate activities and to ensuring that our supply chain is also free from slavery and human trafficking.

We expect that the parties we engage with are as committed to ensuring that there is no slavery or human trafficking within any part of our operations. A copy of our Anti- Slavery Policy statement can also be found on the Versatile website. Should you have a concern that there is a breach of our policy then please refer to our Whistleblowing procedure to escalate. All Whistleblowing reports will be dealt confidentially with under the Versatile Utilities Limited Whistleblowing Process which can be found in our Business Conduct Procedure.

As a business, we assess our Sub Contractors and Supply Chain to ensure that they comply with laws and regulations. We request information on compliance with standards in health & safety, quality, environmental, equality, anti-corruption, slavery and human trafficking and adequacy of insurance protection. Supplier responses are verified, and we revert to the supplier for action in the event of ambiguity or noncompliance.

We continually monitor all our processes and review regularly to ensure we are compliant in all areas.

 

Jon Knowles - Managing Director

10th Jan 2021

Next Review Date (on or by): 10 Jan 2022 or within Legislation changes