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Forth Ports Limited

Statement on modern slavery

 

INTRODUCTION

This is Forth Ports Limited first statement on slavery and human trafficking following the introduction of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 (the “Act”). Forth Ports fully supports the aims of the Act and is committed to tackling slavery and human trafficking where it can.

Forth Ports Limited is the parent company of the Forth Ports Group (the “Group”). The Group owns and operates eight commercial ports on the Firth of Forth, the Firth of Tay and the Thames: Tilbury (London), Grangemouth, Dundee, Leith (Edinburgh), Rosyth, Methil, Burntisland, Kirkcaldy.  We offer businesses a wide range of port-related services and help connect the UK with Europe and the rest of the world. We offer handling and logistic-related services to customers who are looking for solutions to move goods and provide warehousing and storage facilities. The Group also has extensive property interests associated with these locations. Within and around the Firths of Forth and Tay, we manage and operate an area of 280 square miles of navigable waters, including two specialised marine terminals for oil and gas export. We deliver ship handling, pilotage, navigation, conservancy and towage services.

Further details of the organisation’s structure can be found at www.forthports.co.uk.

This statement is made pursuant to section 54(6) of the Act and constitutes the Group’s slavery and human trafficking statement for the financial year ending on 31 December 2016. It further outlines the Group’s approach to tackling slavery and human trafficking where it can.

 

OUR APPROACH

The Group has zero tolerance of slavery and human trafficking in all its different forms in any part of its business and in its supply chain. The approach reflects a commitment to act ethically and responsibly in all business relationships and to ensure that slavery and human trafficking are not present in any part of its business or in its supply chain.

The Group supports and is committed to upholding the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights. 

To tackle slavery and human trafficking, the Group will:

  1. Identify, monitor and assess categories of third party spend most at risk from slavery and human trafficking;
  2. Incorporate anti-slavery and human trafficking obligations into procurement agreements and subcontracting arrangements on a risk assessed basis;
  3. Include appropriate measures in its due diligence processes for sourcing suppliers and mergers and acquisitions on a risk assessed basis;
  4. Provide training to relevant Group employees to ensure a high level of understanding of the risks of slavery and human trafficking;
  5. Establish systems to enable whistleblowing; and
  6. Report its commitments, policy, performance and actions in tackling slavery and human trafficking as part of annual reporting.

 

REPORTING

The Group will report on its approach to combat slavery and human trafficking annually at the end of the each financial year and this will include information about:

  1. The Group and its supply chains;
  2. The due diligence processes applied by the Group in sourcing suppliers and during the course of any mergers or acquisitions;
  3. The risk assessment methods and steps taken to manage the risks in both the business and the supply chain;
  4. The effectiveness of ensuring that slavery and human trafficking is not taking place in any part of its business or its supply chains; and
  5. The adequacy of training arrangements to ensure that relevant Group employees have the knowledge and skills necessary to fulfil their obligations.

 

This statement has been approved by the Forth Ports Limited Board of Directors on behalf of the Group. 

Stuart Paterson
Chief Financial Officer
Date: April 2017

Forth Ports Limited

Statement on modern slavery

 

INTRODUCTION

 

This is Forth Ports Limited first statement on slavery and human trafficking following the introduction of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 (the “Act”). Forth Ports fully supports the aims of the Act and is committed to tackling slavery and human trafficking where it can.

Forth Ports Limited is the parent company of the Forth Ports Group (the “Group”). The Group owns and operates eight commercial ports on the Firth of Forth, the Firth of Tay and the Thames: Tilbury (London), Grangemouth, Dundee, Leith (Edinburgh), Rosyth, Methil, Burntisland, Kirkcaldy. We offer businesses a wide range of port-related services and help connect the UK with Europe and the rest of the world. We offer handling and logistic-related services to customers who are looking for solutions to move goods and provide warehousing and storage facilities. The Group also has extensive property interests associated with these locations. Within and around the Firths of Forth and Tay, we manage and operate an area of 280 square miles of navigable waters, including two specialised marine terminals for oil and gas export. We deliver ship handling, pilotage, navigation, conservancy and towage services.

Further details of the organisation’s structure can be found at www.forthports.co.uk.

 

This statement is made pursuant to section 54(6) of the Act and constitutes the Group’s slavery and human trafficking statement for the financial year ending on 31 December 2016. It further outlines the Group’s approach to tackling slavery and human trafficking where it can.

 

OUR APPROACH

 

The Group has zero tolerance of slavery and human trafficking in all its different forms in any part of its business and in its supply chain. The approach reflects a commitment to act ethically and responsibly in all business relationships and to ensure that slavery and human trafficking are not present in any part of its business or in its supply chain.

 

The Group supports and is committed to upholding the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights.

 

To tackle slavery and human trafficking, the Group will:

 

1. Identify, monitor and assess categories of third party spend most at risk from slavery and human trafficking;

2. Incorporate anti-slavery and human trafficking obligations into procurement agreements and subcontracting arrangements on a risk assessed basis;

3. Include appropriate measures in its due diligence processes for sourcing suppliers and mergers and acquisitions on a risk assessed basis;

4. Provide training to relevant Group employees to ensure a high level of understanding of the risks of slavery and human trafficking;

5. Establish systems to enable whistleblowing; and

6. Report its commitments, policy, performance and actions in tackling slavery and human trafficking as part of annual reporting.

 

REPORTING

 

The Group will report on its approach to combat slavery and human trafficking annually at the end of the each financial year and this will include information about:

 

1. The Group and its supply chains;

2. The due diligence processes applied by the Group in sourcing suppliers and during the course of any mergers or acquisitions;

3. The risk assessment methods and steps taken to manage the risks in both the business and the supply chain;

4. The effectiveness of ensuring that slavery and human trafficking is not taking place in any part of its business or its supply chains; and

5. The adequacy of training arrangements to ensure that relevant Group employees have the knowledge and skills necessary to fulfil their obligations.

 

This statement has been approved by the Forth Ports Limited Board of Directors on behalf of the Group.

 

 

Stuart Paterson

Chief Financial Officer

Date: April 2017

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