Modern Slavery Act
AGGREKO’S SLAVERY AND HUMAN TRAFFICKING STATEMENT 2018
Aggreko is a global business serving customers in over 80 countries worldwide. We supply power and temperature control equipment to businesses and homes around the world.
We have three business units. Our Rental Solutions business provides power, heating and cooling in developed markets. Our Power Solutions business provides power, heating and cooling to emerging markets for customers with longer-term power needs. Our Global Products and Technology business is responsible for our product lines which are common across both the Rental Solutions and Power Solutions businesses, including renewables and storage offering, as well as power adjacencies such as temperature control and loadbanks. We build our equipment at our manufacturing facility in Dumbarton, Scotland and we service and maintain all of our equipment internally at our hubs and depots around the world.
We work with a number of major OEM suppliers for the main components of our equipment. We also procure a wide range of goods and services from a variety of suppliers across the world to maintain our equipment and to support our business.
Aggreko takes its social responsibility seriously and is committed to conduct our business in compliance with the highest ethical values. We apply high employment standards across our business, complying with relevant employment, health and safety and human rights laws to ensure our employees are safe. We have a zero tolerance approach to modern slavery.
We have reviewed our employment practices across our business and we have not identified any practices in which our workers are:
- forced to work through mental or physical threat;
- owned or controlled through mental or physical abuse or threat of abuse;
- de-humanised, treated as a commodity or bought and sold as property; or
- physically constrained or whose freedom of movement is restricted (eg. through the retention of passports or movements tracked).
We have regular site visits by management and we conduct regular opinion surveys of employees in which any relevant concerns could be reported. We also have an anonymous, confidential, external whistleblowing hotline in which concerns can be reported. We have not received any reports in 2018 which would raise concern that any such practices exist within our business. Our HR teams are alert to flags which could signal concerns relating to modern slavery and understand how they should report any concerns of this nature.
We also expect our suppliers to adopt a similar approach in relation to the protection of workers. Our Supplier Code of Conduct sets out the minimum standards we require from all suppliers to Aggreko. It specifically requires our suppliers to comply with workers' fundamental rights and that their workers should:
- be paid in compliance with local laws;
- not be required to work more than the maximum hours of daily labour;
- be free to form or join a workers council; and
- not be subject to any form of forced, involuntary or debt bonded labour.
All new suppliers are required to confirm compliance with these standards. As part of our risk assessment in relation to potential modern slavery risks we identified as high risk suppliers those suppliers which are (i) located in countries where there is a higher prevalence of modern slavery according to the Global Slavery Index 2016; and (ii) provide unskilled labour; security services; cleaning services; or OEM goods. . In response to this risk assessment we have required all existing suppliers which fall within these high risk categories to confirm compliance with the standards set out within our Supplier Code of Conduct.
We continue to monitor modern slavery risks and controls across our business and will respond appropriately if we consider the risk in any areas of our business to have increased.
We are providing training to all employees on modern slavery risks in 2019 and we will continue to monitor modern slavery risks and controls across our business. We will respond appropriately if we consider the risk in any areas of our business to have increased.
This statement is made pursuant to section 54(1) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015. This statement constitutes our Group’s slavery and human trafficking statement for the financial year 2018 and details the approach adopted by Aggreko PLC and all subsidiaries of Aggreko PLC including Aggreko UK Limited and Aggreko International Projects Limited. This statement was approved by the Board of Directors on 24 April 2019.
Chief Executive Officer