MODERN SLAVERY ACT STATEMENT
This is Allport Cargo Services Limited’s (“ACSL”) Modern Slavery Statement in respect of slavery and human trafficking following the introduction of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 (“the Act”). ACSL fully supports the Act and is committed to tackling modern day slavery.
This statement sets out work performed and ongoing initiatives taken by ACSL to prevent modern slavery and human trafficking within its business and network.
ACSL is a privately owned freight and logistics company founded in 1963 and currently employing in excess of 621 staff worldwide. The ACSL network comprises of subsidiaries, joint ventures, partners and associates.
ACSL recognises that its business model presents various risks as outlined within the Act by the use of agency and temporary staff in the UK, in addition to a worldwide partner and associate network.
The following policies apply to our UK business and global network.
• Ethical Trade Policy
• Code of Conduct• Whistleblowing Policy (includes a whistleblowing hotline that can be used by the ACSL Partner network)
Due Diligence & Audits
It is appreciated that one of ACSL’s largest exposure to modern slavery is within its worldwide network. As such, third parties are subject to due diligence checks; this applies to new third parties at the onboarding stage and to existing third parties throughout the duration of the business relationship.
In order to further enhance the existing controls, audits were conducted by or on behalf of ACSL.
Ethics & Compliance Committee
The Ethics & Compliance Committee continues to provide oversight on ethical matters.
We continue to risk assess by country and services offered/provided by our network of partners and associates and work towards mitigating, monitoring and controlling the risks identified.
ACSL continue to raise awareness of modern slavery and human trafficking within its business and network.
This statement is made pursuant to section 54(1) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and constitutes our slavery and human trafficking statement for the financial year ending 30 June 2019.
This statement was approved by the Board of Allport Cargo Services Limited.
Chief Executive Officer
Allport Cargo Services Limited Modern Slavery Statement (March 2019)