MODERN SLAVERY AND HUMAN TRAFFICKING STATEMENT FOR THE FINANCIAL YEAR 2021

INTRODUCTION

This statement is made on behalf of Auto Click UK pursuant to the section 54(1) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and comprises our slavery and human trafficking statement. This is Auto Click UK's second statement issued under the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and builds upon the statement from 2020. It outlines the steps we have taken as a business to identify and prevent slavery and human trafficking in our own operations and supply chains. We understand our responsibilities and are committed to improving our practices to combat slavery and human trafficking.

OUR SUPPLY CHAINS

Auto Click UK has direct relationships with a number of suppliers offering a wide range of products and services. Our supply chains also includes manufacturers from China, Japan, South Korea, USA, & Germany.  

OUR POLICIES ON SLAVERY AND HUMAN TRAFFICKING

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 and Human Trafficking 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 business and in our supply chains. Accompanying this is our Whistle-blowing Policy which provides a system for our employees to escalate slavery and human trafficking issues and breaches of our policies. There have been no breaches or suspected breaches of our Anti-Slavery and Human Trafficking Policy reported in 2020/21.

SUPPLIER ADHERENCE TO OUR VALUES AND ETHICS

We have zero tolerance to slavery and human trafficking. To ensure all those in our supply chain and contractors comply with our values we operate in line with principles of responsible sourcing, including paying employees at the prevailing minimum wage applicable within their relevant country of operations. We also have a Supplier Code of Conduct which outlines our expectations. The Supplier Code of Conduct lists the Mandatory Policies and we expect Suppliers to adhere to these standards or higher. The relevant managers will monitor and enforce compliance of the Supplier Code of Conduct.

TRAINING

To ensure a high level of understanding of the risks of modern slavery and human trafficking in our business, in our supply chains and in our business partners, we provide relevant in-house training to our colleagues. Under our Supplier Code of Conduct we also require our business partners to provide regular and relevant training to their staff and suppliers and providers.

COVID-19

We understand that some workers may be more vulnerable to modern slavery during the coronavirus pandemic. We adopted government guidelines for Covid-19 secure workplaces and paying statutory sick pay in order to prevent the spread of coronavirus. Our employees have been and continue to have access to our grievance procedures. 

STATEMENT

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 31st December 2021