Modern Slavery Statement
Fracht UK provides global supply chain solutions to a number of key verticals, including but not limited to chemical, construction, energy, industrial, mining and technology.
Fracht UK operates to the highest industry standards, and this can be recognised by the various accreditations we hold, including but not limited to ISO9001, ISO14001 and AEO.
We take a zero-tolerance approach toward modern slavery and human trafficking, which are a gross violation of fundamental human rights. We have a number of due diligence procedures in place to ensure that our ethical standards are met by our business as well as our suppliers & partners.
Our Supply Chains and Supplier Adherence To Our Values
We have developed strong relationships with our suppliers over decades and continue building and developing new and existing relationships. To date, no instances or indicators of modern slavery have been recorded or found in our business, and we continue to drive our high standards throughout our business and our supply chain.
As a global company, we transact with a large number of companies and ensure this area is covered in the due diligence we perform as a company. New suppliers are risk assessed and asked to complete a Quality Assurance Questionnaire which helps us to establish their compliance in respect of this matter thus minimising, or even eliminating the risk of slavery and human trafficking occurring within our supply chain.
Our Policies on Slavery and Human Trafficking
We are committed to ensuring that modern slavery and human trafficking do not take place in our supply chain or any part of our business by upholding the highest level of ethical standards. We strongly support the government’s objectives to prevent modern slavery and human trafficking. We seek to only use suppliers once we are satisfied that they meet a certain standard on our Quality Assurance Questionnaire.
Due Diligence Process for Slavery and Human Trafficking
As part of our initiative to identify and mitigate risk we:
- Identify and assess potential risk areas when taking on new suppliers through the implementation of our Quality Assurance Questionnaire.
- In turn, this mitigates the risk of slavery and human trafficking occurring in our supply chains.
- Continuously monitor potential risk areas in our supply chains.
Key Performance Indicators
We review a variety of key performance indicators (KPIs) to ensure that they are improving or to detect any issues that need to be addressed. As a result, we have taken steps to ensure that there are no breaches of Modern Slavery or Human Trafficking within the company or our 3rd party suppliers.
To date, there is no indication from employees, the public or Law enforcements agencies that Modern Slavery or Human Trafficking is present within any of our relationships, associated companies or suppliers.
Risk Assessment and Exposure
We consider our exposure to the risk of slavery/human trafficking to be minimal, however, we have taken all necessary steps both internally and with those we have dealings with externally to ensure such practices do not take place.
We do not employ any temporary or agency staff, and all employees go through mandatory training in this area as set below.
Training and Awareness
In order to ensure all our staff are aware of the risks of modern slavery and human trafficking, training has been incorporated into our induction programme. This training forms a mandatory element of our induction and requires formal sign-off upon completion.
The training we provide covers the following:
- The basic principles of the Modern Slavery Act 2015;
- The risks of slavery and human trafficking within the business and supply chains;
- The steps that should be taken if any slavery or human trafficking is suspected
- Training will be reviewed and refreshed annually.