This statement is made pursuant to Section 54 of the United Kingdom (UK) Modern Slavery Act 2015 (the “Act”) which requires companies carrying on business in the U.K. to publish a statement describing steps taken to ensure modern forms of slavery and human trafficking are not taking place in the company’s business operations and supply chains. This statement sets out of the steps taken by ELECTRO DEFENSE for the current fiscal year to ensure that slavery, servitude, forced or compulsory labor and human trafficking (collectively, “Modern Slavery”) is not taking place in any part of its business or in its supply chains.
ELECTRO DEFENSE manufactures and distributes electrostatic sprayer products to clients in the United Kingdom.
POLICIES AND PRACTICES
ELECTRO DEFENSE’s commitment is to act with integrity in all its business dealings and to promote ethical conduct to enhance compliance with applicable law and to provide guidance with respect to business conduct. ELECTRO DEFENSE has several policies that are relevant to this commitment, which set out what ELECTRO DEFENSE expects from its employees, internal business, and its external suppliers.
Key policies are:
SUPPLIER AND CONTRACTOR DUE DILIGENCE
ELECTRO DEFENSE carefully reviews its suppliers.
ELECTRO DEFENSE reserves the right to check adherence of its suppliers and contractors to the principles set out in the Suppliers’ Code of Conduct and to conduct compliance audits at any time without notice. Upon reasonable request, ELECTRO DEFENSE suppliers and contractors shall supply the necessary information and grant access to ELECTRO DEFENSE representatives to verify compliance with the requirements of the Suppliers’ Code of Conduct. Suppliers and contractors shall further keep proper records to provide compliance with this Code and provide access to complete, original and accurate files to ELECTRO DEFENSE representatives.
Upon reasonable request, ELECTRO DEFENSE suppliers and contractors must improve and correct any deficiency discovered during any such audits. ELECTRO DEFENSE reserves the right to terminate supplier relationships where a supplier is in breach of our Supplier Code of Conduct.
ELECTRO DEFENSE shall use its reasonable endeavors to ensure that all ELECTRO DEFENSE supplier and contractor template contracts contain clauses requiring ELECTRO DEFENSE’s suppliers and contractors to adopt similar anti-modern slavery standards and practices.