Modern Slavery

COMMITMENT

MSC acknowledges its responsibilities in relation to tackling modern slavery and commits to complying with the provisions in the Modern Slavery Act 2015. MSC understands that this requires an ongoing review of both its internal practices in relation to its labour force and, additionally, its supply chains.

MSC does not enter into business with any other organisation, in the United Kingdom or abroad, which knowingly supports or is found to involve itself in slavery, servitude and forced or compulsory labour.

No labour provided to MSC in the pursuance of the provision of its own services is obtained by means of slavery or human trafficking. MSC strictly adheres to the minimum standards required in relation to its responsibilities under relevant employment legislation in the United Kingdom, and in many cases exceeds those minimums in relation to its employees.

SUPPLY CHAINS

In order to fulfil its activities, MSC’s main supply chains include those related to cleaning and hygiene products and equipment from various suppliers in both the United Kingdom and Europe. We understand that the MSC’s first-tier suppliers are manufacturers and therefore have further contractual relationships with raw material suppliers.

POTENTIAL EXPOSURE

MSC considers its exposure to slavery/human trafficking to be relatively limited. Nonetheless, it has taken steps to ensure that such practices do not take place in its business nor the business of any organisation that supplies goods and/or services to it.

STEPS

MSC carries out due diligence processes in relation to ensuring slavery and/or human trafficking does not take place in its organisation or supply chains, including conducting a review of the controls of its suppliers.

MSC has not, to its knowledge, conducted any business with another organisation which has been found to have involved itself with modern slavery.

In accordance with section 54(4) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015, The Maintenance Supply Co Ltd has taken the following steps to ensure that modern slavery is not taking place:

Review supplier contracts on a yearly basis to ensure all suppliers to the group adhere to the Supplier Quality System.

Regular measures are in place to identify and assess the potential risks in its supply chains.