Slavery and Human Trafficking Statement for the financial year 1st November 2019 to 31st October 2020
Applies to EBC Holdings Limited and its subsidiaries (Freeman Automotive (UK) Ltd, European Friction Industries Ltd, EBC Brakes Direct and ACFI)
This statement is made in accordance with Section 54, Part 6 of the Modern Slavery Act 2015. This statement sets out the organisation’s actions to understand all potential modern slavery risks related to its business and to put in place steps that are aimed at ensuring there is no slavery or human trafficking in its own business and its supply chains. This statement relates to actions and activities during the financial year 1st November 2019 to 31st October 2020.
The organisation continues to operate the policies that describe its approach to the identification of modern slavery risks and steps to be taken to prevent slavery and human trafficking in its operations. These include Whistleblowing Policy and the Equality Policy.
The organisation provided awareness training during 2018/2019 financial year for HR professionals, managers and supervisors in relation to:
- how to identify the signs of slavery and human trafficking;
- what initial steps should be taken if slavery or human trafficking is suspected;
- how to escalate potential slavery or human trafficking issues to the relevant parties within the organisation;
- what external help is available, for example through the Modern Slavery Helpline and Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority
Online Modern Slavery Training will become mandatory in 2020/21 financial year for all HR professionals, managers and supervisors within the organisation. They will be required to complete the online training on joining the company and then refreshed on a bi-annual basis.
This statement was approved on 30th November 2020 by the organisation’s Chief Executive Officer, who reviews and updates it annually.
Chief Executive Officer
Date: 30th November 2020