Pursuant to Section 54 of the U.K. Modern Slavery Act 2015
Section 54 of the U.K. Modern Slavery Act 2015 is designed to provide consumers with information regarding manufacturers’ efforts to address the issue of slavery and human trafficking.
At Solenis, responsible supply chain management is important to our business and we strive to uphold human rights in all our business activities. Solenis strongly encourages our supply partners to support our Supplier Code of Conduct, which incorporates Solenis’ commitment to conduct business free of slavery and human trafficking risks.
Solenis does not tolerate the use of child or forced labor, slavery or human trafficking in any of its facilities or operations as well the physical punishment, abuse, involuntary servitude or exploitation of any worker.
Solenis discontinues the business relationship with any individual or company that does not follow the same standards. Solenis expects our suppliers and contractors with whom we do business to uphold the same standards.
More specifically, at Solenis, we expect our partners:
- Not to use, engage in, or support child labor practices;
- Ensure that all of their employees meet the minimum age required by law;
- Not to engage in or support forced or compulsory labor as defined by the Convention Concerning Forced or Compulsory Labour, 1930 (No.29), including prison, bonded, indentured, slavery and human trafficking practices;
- Ensure that all work performed is voluntary and employees have the right to terminate employment with reasonable notice.
Solenis has undertaken the following steps to address the potential risk of slavery and human trafficking in its supply chain:
- Robust pre-engagement due diligence process, which includes screening, parts of which are specifically tailored to address slavery and human trafficking concerns;
- Engagement tools, including compliance certifications and contractual mechanisms allowing contract termination in the event of non-compliance with Solenis’ policies and procedures;
- Post engagement due diligence monitoring, which, in part, seeks to verify our partners’ compliance with anti-slavery and human trafficking commitments.
Finally, Solenis is in the process of enhancing its periodic risk assessment tools to address ethics risks in our direct material supply chain, including but limited to our raw material suppliers and intermediaries.
Solenis is committed to periodically update the present statement to reflect all the changes in the company’s business operations relevant to the companies’ compliance efforts to address the issue of slavery and human trafficking in its supply chain.
Last Modified: June 16, 2020