This policy is made pursuant to s.54 of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and sets out the steps that ABP Associates (ABP) has taken and is continuing to take to ensure that modern slavery or human trafficking is not taking place within our business or supply chain.
Modern slavery encompasses slavery, servitude, human trafficking and forced labour. ABP has a zero tolerance approach to any form of modern slavery. We are committed to acting ethically and with integrity and transparency in all business dealings and to putting effective systems and controls in place to safeguard against any form of modern slavery taking place within the business or our supply chain.
We provide asbestos consultancy services comprising management, refurbishment and demolition surveys (industrial, commercial, residential), all air monitoring services (background, leak, personal, clearance and reassurance testing), asbestos in soils analysis, asbestos bulk analysis, water absorption testing, face fit testing and project management. ABP are also an approved course provider for the BOHS running their P module courses for all aspects of asbestos work as well as general asbestos awareness, removal of non-licensed asbestos (TASK) and course for those who work in the asbestos removal industry. ABP offer a full project management service from survey to analysis to remediation/removal. ABP are a UK based company with predominantly UK suppliers.
We operate a number of internal policies to ensure that we are conducting business in an ethical and transparent manner. These include:
- Anti-slavery policy. This policy sets out the organisation’s stance on modern slavery and explains how employees can identify any instances of this and where they can go for help.
- Recruitment policy. We operate a robust recruitment policy, including conducting eligibility to work in the UK checks for all employees to safeguard against human trafficking or individuals being forced to work against their will.
- Speak Out or Whistleblowing policy. We operate a speak out policy so that all employees know that they can raise concerns about how colleagues are being treated, or practices within our business or supply chain, without fear of reprisals.
- Code of business ethics. This code explains the manner in which we behave as an organisation and how we expect our employees and suppliers to act.
ABP operates a supplier policy and maintains a preferred supplier list. We conduct due diligence on all suppliers before allowing them to become a preferred supplier. Our anti-slavery policy forms part of our contract with all suppliers and they are required to confirm that no part of their business operations contradicts this policy.
We aim to regularly conduct training for those who deal with procurement at ABP so that they understand the signs of modern slavery and what to do if they suspect that it is taking place within our supply chain.
Our performance indicators
We will know the effectiveness of the steps that we are taking to ensure that slavery and/or human trafficking is not taking place within our business or supply chain if:
- No reports are received from employees, the public, or law enforcement agencies to indicate that modern slavery practices have been identified.
Approval for this statement
This statement was approved by the Board of Directors on 30/06/2022.
Name (Director): Mrs Alison Pomeroy