Slavery and Human Trafficking Statement

Edwin James Group Limited (Company Registration Number SC507737) registered at 4 Kilmartin Place, Tannochside Business Park, Uddingston, G71 5PH, to include all trading companies (EJ Parker Technical Services, EJ Musk Process Services, & EJ Peak Technology Solutions ) is committed to driving out acts of modern-day slavery and human trafficking from our business, and supply chain as a whole. Current Group turnover is £136 million.

Our supply includes supply of materials for mechanical, electrical and data installations, control panels and the provision of subcontracted services and use of agency labour.

Imported goods from sources from outside the UK and EU are more at risk from slavery/trafficking issues.

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 will not support or deal with any business knowingly involved in slavery or human trafficking. Checks are carried out by the agencies used on labour provided;

  • Via questionnaires.
  • Inductions are carried out with all agency staff and contracts produced applicable to each employee.
  • All employees are required to work to company policy and procedures.

Where possible we establish long standing relationships with reputable suppliers and contractors, who themselves have suitable anti-slavery and human trafficking policies and processes, and we expect each organisation to adopt “one up/one down” due diligence checks along the supply chain.

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. We also encourage our business partners to provide training to their staff and suppliers and providers.

We adopt a zero-tolerance policy to towards any supplier breaching the requirements of the Modern Slavery Act 2015, and disciplinary action will be taken against any employee breaching the terms of this Act.

Our processes are supported by our in-house HR Department and Health & Safety Team. All right to work checks are made at commencement of employment.

As part of our initiative to identify and mitigate risk we actively engage with our suppliers to confirm their compliance with the Modern Day Slavery Act 2015. Our suppliers provide us with copies of their policies together with CSR statements and information on how they monitor slavery in their business. As a Group of companies we:

  • Identify and assess potential risk areas in our supply chains.
  • Mitigate the risk of slavery and human trafficking occurring in our supply chains.
  • Monitor potential risk areas in our supply chains.
  • Protect whistle blowers.

This statement is supported by the Board of Directors who support the policies in place, together with the modern-day slavery policy which is available to all employees electronically on the shared drive, alongside a number of policies to include our code of ethics and whistle blowing policies.

This statement is made and complies with section 54(1) of The Modern Day Slavery Act 2015, and constitutes our Group’s slavery and human trafficking statement for the current financial year.

Edwin James Group Ltd

Derek Smith, Chief Executive Officer

1 January 2022