Modern Slavery Statement

Slavery and Human Trafficking Statement for the financial year 1st November 2018 to 31st October 2019
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 2018 to 31st October 2019.

The organisation manufactures brake pads and brake discs and distributes these parts worldwide. The organisation recognises that it has a responsibility to take a robust approach to modern slavery and human trafficking and is absolutely committed to preventing slavery and human trafficking in its corporate activities, and to ensuring that its supply chains are free from slavery and human trafficking.

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 has provided awareness training 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

Awareness-raising programme
As well as providing the awareness training above, the organisation has also implemented an awareness-raising of modern slavery issues programme during 2018/19 financial year by putting up posters on noticeboards and giving access to leaflets for all employees.

Director approval
This statement was approved on 30th November 2019 by the organisation’s Chief Executive Officer, who reviews and updates it annually.

James Hallett
Chief Executive Officer
Date: 30th November 2019

To view our previous Modern Slavery Statement please click here