Modern Slavery Statement

SLAVERY AND HUMAN TRAFFICKING STATEMENT

31st August 2021

OBJECTIVE

Electric-Call Services Ltd, owner of this website, publish this, our 2021 Modern Slavery Statement pursuant to the requirements placed on eligible UK businesses per the Modern Slavery Act 2015. Electric-Call Services Ltd resolutely stands against slavery, servitude, forced labour, and human trafficking offences in the UK and abroad. The objective of this statement is to reiterate our commitment to:

1) Increase awareness of modern slavery; and
2) To ensure that no slavery, in any form as defined by the Modern Slavery Act, is being employed in our business or in our supply chains.

OUR ORGANISATION

Electric-Call Services Ltd fully endorses the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and unreservedly condemns all forms of human slavery, human trafficking and forced labour.

The Electric-Call Services Ltd Group has almost 20 years’ experience in the fields of electrical installation and maintenance at commercial and domestic locations.

POLICIES AND CONTRACTUAL CONTROLS

As an organisation Electric-Call Services Ltd is committed to meeting high ethical standards and observing all applicable local, national and international laws wherever we do business. The group HR function is centrally controlled and managed with appropriate controls and policies to safeguard the rights and welfare of employees and allow them to safely report any abuses. Policies include:

Anti-Bribery
Bullying and Harassment
Grievance
Slavery and Human Trafficking

Electric-Call Services Ltd complies fully with employment law applicable across the United Kingdom and those countries where we employ staff. The right for migrant workers to lawfully live and work in the UK is closely scrutinised as part of our UK recruitment process. We work closely with and are compliant to all regulations set out by UK Visas and Immigration. For all overseas operations, adherence to and compliance with local employment law and migration issues is closely supervised throughout the Electric-Call Services Ltd Group recruitment processes.

The Electric-Call Services Ltd Group also have systems and controls for managing the quality, efficiency and proficiency processes within its supply chain.

The Covid-19 pandemic has continued to see changes in policy and systems with the implementation of local and national government policies and travel restrictions. The War in Ukraine increases risk of Modern Slavery.

Working with our supply chain partners, Electric-Call Services Ltd have, and will, continue to engage to incorporate anti-slavery and human trafficking terms as part of its agreements and contractual processes. Contracts also include obligations to comply with all applicable local, national and international laws, including new legislation introduced during the term of the contract. Requiring agreement of our supply chain partners to Modern Slavery legislation shows our resolve to spread awareness of this most important issue and send a message that as a company – we will not tolerate, reward, or knowingly contribute to this international problem.

DUE DILIGENCE AND RESPONSE

The Electric-Call Services Ltd Group sells goods and services and also buys goods and services from third parties and it understands that there is a potential for exposure to Modern Slavery in any transaction.

Electric-Call Services Ltd are confident in our ability to control risks within our UK operations, noting potential issues within supply chains in countries that are deemed to be at higher risk. As reported by the Thompson Reuters Foundation and other reputable organizations, there are certain countries that are identified as being at extreme risk of human rights offenses, including but not limited to the use of slave labour and human trafficking.

Where non-complaint behaviour is identified within our supply chain partners, Electric-Call Services Ltd will unambiguously stress our requirements for compliant behaviour, we will rigorously meet our statutory responsibilities and take our subsequent business decisions accordingly.

STAFF TRAINING

Electric-Call Services Ltd staff engage in training upon induction into the company, and ongoing training is part of staff development. On the first day of induction training, a new member of staff learns of the company’s zero tolerance approach to Modern Slavery per our HR policy. Information regarding the company’s commitment to raising awareness of Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking is further provided in the Electric-Call Services Ltd Company Handbook, provided to all employees. Electric-Call Services Ltd will continue to monitor and review this curriculum in light of any changes to legislation. This slavery and human trafficking statement is available to all staff via our websites.

ENQUIRIES

Any individual who wishes to raise concern in relation to slavery of human trafficking should write to the Electric-Call Services Ltd Legal Department in the first instance, for review and response:

Legal Department
Electric-Call Services Ltd
Unit 11, Cheadle Place,
Stockport Road SK8 2JX

This concludes our Slavery and Human Trafficking Statement. This statement will be reviewed annually.

Document Title: Slavery and Human Trafficking Statement

This statement has been approved to form by

Vincent Seaton

Managing Director of the Company

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