Company Statement in compliance with the Modern Slavery Act 2015
TestPlant Europe Limited (referred to as “EggPlant”) recognises that slavery and human trafficking remains a hidden blight on our global society. The aim of our company and this policy is to identify our responsibility by alerting staff to the risks, however small, in our business and in the wider manufacturing and supply chain. Staff are expected and encouraged to report concerns to management, where management are expected to act upon them. We are committed to improving our practices to combat slavery and human trafficking.
Eggplant’s policy on slavery and human trafficking takes into account and supports the policies, procedures and requirements which we apply in our supply, manufacturing and distribution of products and services. A policy and procedure concerning slavery and human trafficking have been established, including disciplinary procedures where it is breached. Additional procedures ensure that our Company Policy is understood and communicated to all levels of the company, and that it is regularly reviewed by the directors to ensure its continuing suitability and relevance to the company activities.
Eggplant provides testing and digital monitoring equipment and services on a global scale and we work with various suppliers, sub-contractors and consultants and have a distribution supply chain to support us through the sales and distribution of our products and services. We are a part of a group of companies with our parent company TestPlant Europe Limited based in the United Kingdom, but with offices in the United States and Germany.
Our Supply Chains
We are a global business and sell our products and services around the world. We provide services and manufacture products in TERRITORY DETAILS and we sell/distribute our products and services globally either through EggPlant group companies or via 3rd party independent distributors.
Our Policies on Slavery and Human Trafficking
We are committed to ensuring that there is no modern slavery or human trafficking in our supply chains or in any part of our business. Our Anti-slavery Policy reflects our commitment to acting ethically and with integrity in all our business relationships and to implementing and enforcing effective systems and controls to ensure slavery and human trafficking is not taking place anywhere in our supply chains. We have zero tolerance to slavery and human trafficking. We expect all those in our supply chain and contractors to comply with our values.
The company will achieve these aims by our initiative to identify and mitigate risk in the following ways, but not limited to:-
- Vetting and investigation of our supply chain distributors, contractors, policies, contracts etc;
- Continual audit and review of our practices for checking all employees are paid at least the minimum wage and have the right to work;
- We encourage the reporting of concerns and the protection of whistleblowers;
- The company will not knowingly support ordeal with any business involved in slavery or human trafficking;
Due Diligence Processes for Slavery and Human Trafficking
As part of our initiative to identify and mitigate risk we have in place systems to:
- Identify and assess potential risk areas in our supply chains;
- Communication and personal contact with our distributors in the supply chain to ensure their understanding of, and compliance with our expectations and to mitigate the risk of slavery and human trafficking occurring in our supply chains.
- Protect whistle blowers.
To ensure a high level of understanding of the risks of modern slavery and human trafficking in our supply chains and our business, we provide training to our staff.
This statement is made pursuant to Section 54 of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and constitutes our Group's slavery and human trafficking statement for the financial year ending 2019.
For transparency Eggplant will publish the modern day slavery and trafficking act 2015 policy statement on its website for the public, consumers, employees, or investors to view.
This policy applies to all those employed by TestPlant Europe Limited.
Chris Verdin, CFO
TestPlant Europe Limited