Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking Statement
Last updated: 7th October 2020
Modern slavery and human trafficking statement for financial year ending 31st December 2019
This statement is made pursuant to section 54 of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and sets out the steps that Takeuchi Mfg UK Ltd (the “Company”) 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, which includes slavery, servitude, forced and compulsory labour and human trafficking, is a crime and a violation of fundamental human rights. We are committed to acting ethically and with integrity and transparency in all business dealings and ensuring that effective systems are in place to safeguard against any form of modern slavery taking place within the business or our supply chain.
Our Company and business
The Company operates its construction machinery sales business as a wholly owned subsidiary of the Head Office, Takeuchi Mfg Co. Ltd, in Japan. We import new construction machinery from the Head Office in Japan and supply it to customers in UK and Eire through 19 dealers. We also provide Servicing and Parts provision through the dealers.
It is the Company’s policy that management and employees must comply with all UK laws, regulations and the highest standards of business and ethical conduct in all dealings with customers, suppliers, government officials and our community.
We have a number of internal policies and procedures to ensure that we are conducting business in an ethical and transparent manner. These include:
- Compliance Manual
This manual sets out the observation of laws, regulations or procedures (including
administrative notification, guides and so on) and the adherence to the Company’s internal rules and corporate ethics.
- Recruitment Procedure
Under this procedure, the Company must conduct applicants’ check, such as eligibility to work in the UK for all employees to safeguard against human trafficking or individuals being forced to work against their will.
- Whistleblowing Policy
The Company has a reporting procedure in place and operates a whistleblowing policy so that all employees know that they can report concerns about how colleagues are being treated, or practices within our business or supply chain, without fear of reprisals.
Our supply chains
Our supply chains include:
- Excavator supplies through Head Office in Japan
- Attachment supplies
- Parts and consumables for maintenance and repair
- Logistic and delivery services for the products and parts
- Sales literature and marketing goods supplies including merchandise goods
- Office management and its maintenance supplies
- Human resources
Due diligence process for slavery and human trafficking
The Company continues to deploy our modern slavery risk assessment by conducting our due diligence system for new and existing suppliers. This due diligence includes a questionnaire and assessment with online research to ensure that a particular organisation has never been convicted of offenses relating to modern slavery.
We have in place systems to:
- Identify and assess potential risk areas in our supply chains.
- Mitigate the risk of slavery and human trafficking occurring in our supply chains.
- Monitor potential risk areas in our supply chains.
- Protect whistle-blowers.
We may terminate the contract at any time should any instances of modern slavery come to light.
Supplier adherence to our values
The Company has zero tolerance to slavery and human trafficking. We expect all suppliers and those in our supply chain to comply with our values.
To ensure a high level of understanding of the risks of modern slavery and human trafficking in our supply chains and our business, we provide training to relevant members of staff. We will also require our business partners to provide training to their staff and suppliers.
Actions to report Modern Slavery or Human Trafficking
Our whistleblowing policy is intended to provide guidance on how concerns can be communicated to the Company. Concerns about suspected modern slavery associated with the Company or our suppliers may be reported by employees in this manner.
Effective action taken to address modern slavery
No instance of modern slavery has been identified during the year.
Approval for this statement
This statement was approved by the Board of Directors on 7th October 2020
Name: Tomonori Tamaru
Position: Managing Director
Date: 7th October 2020