Modern Slavery Statement
This statement is made pursuant to section 54 of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and sets out the steps that CT Automotive Group Limited (CTAG) and Chinatool UK Limited (CTUK) are taking to ensure that modern slavery or human trafficking is not taking place within our business or supply chain.
Modern slavery encompasses slavery, servitude, human trafficking and forced labour. CTAG and CTUK have a zero tolerance approach to any form of modern slavery. We are committed to acting ethically and with integrity and transparency in all our business dealings and to putting effective systems and controls in place to safeguard against any form of modern slavery taking place within our business or supply chains.
Our business is in the supply of automotive interior parts, which predominantly manufactured in China. Our customers are global Tier 1 and OEM automotive businesses. We do not consider our primary customer base to be high risk and therefore we concentrate mainly on our supply chain.
We operate a number of internal policies to ensure that we are conducting business in an ethical manner. For this Statement we highlight our:
- Anti-slavery policy
This policy sets out the organisation’s stance on modern slavery and explains how employees can identify any instances of this and where they can go for help.
- Recruitment policy
We operate a robust recruitment policy, including conducting eligibility to work in the UK checks for all employees to safeguard against human trafficking or individuals being forced to work against their will.
- Whistleblowing policy
We operate a whistleblowing policy so that all employees know that they can raise concerns about how colleagues are being treated, or practices within our business or supply chain, without fear of reprisals.
- Code of Conduct
This code explains the manner in which we behave as an organisation and how we expect our employees and suppliers to act.
The majority of our suppliers are companies that we have long term relationships with. We require employees with the responsibility to arrange supply contracts to ensure they request the necessary information to complete a supplier evaluation. In addition, we conduct a due diligence online search to ensure that each organisation has never been convicted of offences relating to modern slavery.
We are in the process of developing formal training for employees with the responsibility to arrange supply contracts in order to ensure our policies are being applied consistently.
We will act if reports are received from employees, the public or law enforcement agencies to indicate that modern slavery practices have been identified within our supply chain.
Approval of Statement
This statement was approved by the Board of Directors on the 18th September 2018.
Signed by David WIlkinson (Group Finance Director)