This statement sets out AES Group actions to understand all potential modern slavery risks related to its business and to put in place steps that are aimed at ensuring that there is no slavery or human trafficking in its own business and its supply chains.
AES Group recognises that it has a responsibility under the Modern Slavery Act 2015 to take a robust approach to slavery and human trafficking and we are absolutely committed to preventing slavery and human trafficking in our corporate activities, and to ensure that our supply chains are free from slavery and human trafficking.
This statement, made pursuant to section 54(1) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015, sets out the approach taken by AES Group to understand all potential modern slavery risks related to its business, and the actions undertaken to mitigate any such risks.
We undertake due diligence when considering taking on new suppliers, and review our existing suppliers on a periodic basis. Our due diligence and reviews include:
- Mapping the supply chain broadly to assess particular product or geographical risks of modern slavery and human trafficking.
- Evaluating the modern slavery and human trafficking risks of each new supplier.
- Conducting supplier audits or assessments which have a greater degree of focus on slavery and human trafficking where general risks are identified.
- Invoking sanctions against suppliers that fail to improve their performance in line with an action plan or seriously violate our supplier code of conduct, including the termination of the business relationship.
As well as training employees AES raises awareness of modern slavery issues by circulating information to employees.
The following information is explained to relevant employees:
- The basic principles of the Modern Slavery Act 2015.
- How employers can identify and prevent slavery and human trafficking.
- What employees can do to flag up 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.