This is Forth Ports Limited’s statement on slavery and human trafficking in accordance with 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 2017. It further outlines the Group’s approach to tackling slavery and human trafficking where it can.
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.
The Group has also set standards that it expects its suppliers to adhere to in its responsible procurement policy and introduced clauses in its standard contract forms for new contracts to ensure suppliers are able to demonstrate compliance with the Act.
We are committed to ensuring our staff understand and are compliant with our approach to preventing modern slavery and human trafficking. The Company has provided the following training and communication on our Modern Slavery Statement:
To tackle slavery and human trafficking, the Group has continued to:
The Group will continue to 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:
This statement has been approved by the Forth Ports Limited Board of Directors on behalf of the Group.
Chief Financial Officer
Date: September 2018