Modern Slavery is a form of organised crime in which people are exploited for criminal gain. It is estimated that around 40.3 million people are trapped in modern slavery and that 1 in 4 of these are children. Out of the 24.9 million people trapped in forced labour, 16 million are exploited in the private sector in areas such as domestic work, construction or agriculture. (ILO, 2017).
Fleetwood Architectural Aluminium is committed to working within our own business and supply chain to ensure that we implement a pro-active approach to tackling hidden labour exploitation and reducing such practise in our wider supply chain.
Businesses that supply us are required to produce a statement under the Modern Day Slavery Act 2015, setting out steps being taken by them to prevent modern day slavery and human trafficking in their business.
At Fleetwood Architectural Aluminium we conduct risk assessments that have shown us that the most significant risks presented to our business are in our material and sub-contract procurement and we work closely with our suppliers to reduce this risk both for our business and the individuals who may become involved or trapped as a result.