We, Survitec Group, are proud of the steps we take to combat slavery and human trafficking and are committed to improving our practices going forward. We have a zero-tolerance approach to modern slavery and are committed to acting ethically and with integrity in all our business dealings and relationships, and to implementing and improving effective systems, controls and practices to ensure modern slavery is not taking place in our supply chains.
We are also committed to ensuring there is transparency in our own business. We believe that for people to excel, they must feel valued and included. We make certain that everyone is treated fairly, honestly and respectfully, and we expect the same standards from all our contractors, suppliers, third parties and other business partners.
We are a global leader in survival and safety solutions to the marine, defence, aviation and energy markets. We have around 3000 employees worldwide, covering 8 manufacturing facilities, 15 offshore support centres and over 50 owned service stations. We are further supported by a network of over 500 third party service stations and distributors. We are a class-approved service provider with ISO 9001 certification, the international standard for quality management systems.
Throughout its 160-year+ history, Survitec has remained at the forefront of innovation, design and application engineering and is the trusted name when it comes to critical global safety and survival solutions.
Our business comprises the parent company, Survitec Group Limited, along with numerous subsidiary companies operating worldwide. Survitec Group Limited’s head office is in the United Kingdom. This statement applies to Survitec Group Limited and its subsidiaries as set out above.
OUR SUPPLY CHAINS
Our supply chain includes the manufacture, sourcing, procurement and delivery of raw materials, components, finished products and related servicing of life saving equipment for end customers who are principally in the marine, defence, aviation and energy markets.
We buy from approximately 7000 suppliers in 70 countries. These suppliers are largely based in countries with a lower risk of modern slavery.
We strive to act ethically and with integrity in our business relationships and we expect high standards from our employees as well as our contractors, suppliers, third parties and other business partners. 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. We have in place certain policies that aim to encourage and develop these standards of behaviour.
Code of Business Conduct & Ethics
Our Code of Business Conduct & Ethics sets the standard for how we operate our business and how our staff conduct themselves with the highest levels of integrity, honesty, ethical conduct and compliance with the law. It aligns with and reflects our core Values – Safety, Customers, People, Excellence, Innovation and Integrity.
Responsible Sourcing Policy
Our Responsible Sourcing Policy reflects our commitment to acting ethically and with integrity in our business relationships. The policy has previously been provided to suppliers who have been requested to sign up to the policy, as well as the principles and standards contained therein.
The policy underlines the commitment that business should be conducted lawfully and ethically. It outlines the principles that work should be conducted on a voluntary basis and that workers should be treated with respect and dignity. In particular, the policy makes clear that slavery and human trafficking in any form should not be taking place in supply chains.
We plan to update our Responsible Sourcing Policy in 2022 to a new Supplier Code of Conduct. The new Supplier Code of Conduct will build on the commitments in our existing policy and address new workforce issues including but not limited to (i) slavery, human trafficking and child labour; (ii) human rights; (iii) equal opportunities; (iv) freedom of association and collective bargaining; (v) working environment; (vi) working hours; (vii) wages and remuneration; and (viii) environmental responsibility.
The new Supplier Code of Conduct will also include prescribed standards such as those of the International Labour Organisation. All new suppliers will be required to sign the Code of Conduct and supply supporting evidence of their compliance on request. Such compliance may be monitored as part of the supplier’s audit.
Modern Slavery Policy
Our Modern Slavery Policy communicates our zero-tolerance approach to modern slavery and that we are committed to acting ethically and with integrity in all our business dealings and relationships. It outlines our commitment to implementing and enforcing effective systems and controls to ensure modern slavery is not taking place anywhere within our business or supply chain.
The Policy applies to all our employees, contract workers, officers and directors. It also applies to individuals, companies, associations, partnerships, or other entities retained to act on our behalf of or for our benefit, and includes, but is not limited to, consultants, representatives, agents, brokers, lobbyists, distributors, and resellers.
The policy encourages employees to report any actual or potential violations of law, regulations or the policy of which they become aware. There is a Survitec Hotline whereby employees can report concerns anonymously and, if employees have any concerns relating to slavery, they can report these concerns via this route.
No instances of non-compliance with the Group’s Modern Slavery policies have been identified to date.
KEY PERFORMANCE INDICATORS
We will continue to monitor the following key performance indicators to assess how effective we have been in ensuring slavery and human trafficking is not taking place in any part of our business or supply chain including the following:
We will deliver refresher training on our Modern Slavery Policy to all relevant employees in 2022. This will include, but will not be limited to, the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and shall cover:
This statement is made pursuant to section 54(1) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and constitutes our slavery and human trafficking statement for the financial year ending 31 December 2022.