Modern Slavery Act Statement

Modern slavery act 2015: slavery and human trafficking statement

This statement is made pursuant to Section 54, Part 6 of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 (the Act) and sets out the steps that FIH group plc has taken to ensure that slavery and human trafficking is not taking place in its supply chains or any parts of its business.

Organisation's structure

We are FIH Group plc, a provider of retail, property rental, freight, automotive, ferry and art handling and logistic services. We are the parent company of the Falkland Islands Company Limited, the Falkland Islands Trading Company Limited, Falkland Islands Shipping Limited, Erebus Limited, South Atlantic Support Services Limited, Paget Limited, the Portsmouth Harbour Ferry Company Limited, Portsea Harbour Company Limited, Clarence Marine Engineering Limited, Gosport Ferry Limited, Momart International Limited, Momart Limited and Dadart Limited (Group). The Group has over 338 employees and operates in two countries.

In the year ended 31 March 2017, the Group had a global annual turnover of £40,494,000.

Our business

Our business is organised into 9 business units: Retail, Property and Construction, Freight and Port Services, Support Services, Property Rental, Automotive, Ferry Services, Cruise Services and Art Handling and Logistics.

Our supply chains

We aim to only work with partners who share our ethical values. Our current policies in relation to modern slavery are subject to ongoing review, and we are conducting a thorough review of our supply chains across the group. This review is expected to confirm that we have mitigated the risk of modern slavery within our business and amongst our suppliers.

Our review will focus on the following four areas:

  • The goods or services that they provide;
  • Whether the goods or services are manufactured or provided off-shore;
  • Whether the supplier is based in a country that has a high prevalence of modern slavery or human rights violations; and
  • Whether the goods or services supplied are carried out in an industry that could employ low skilled or migrant workers, where the supplier is based in the UK.

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. We are committed 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 out supply chains.

Due diligence processes for slavery and human trafficking

As part of our initiative to identify and mitigate risk we will ensure that we have systems in place 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.

Supplier adherence to our values

We have zero tolerance to slavery and human trafficking. To ensure all those in our supply chain and contractors comply with our values we are developing a supply chain compliance programme. The Board of FIH Group plc and the Board of each of its subsidiaries has ultimate responsibility for implementation of the Group’s policies, including those that relate to slavery and human trafficking.

Training

To ensure a high level of understanding of the risks of modern slavery and human trafficking in our supply chains and our business, a training program is being developed for our staff.

This statement is made pursuant to section 54(1) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and constitutes our Group's slavery and human trafficking statement for the financial year ending 31 March 2017.

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