Modern Slavery Act Statement

Modern slavery act 2015: slavery and human trafficking statement

This statement is made pursuant to Section 54 of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 (the Act) and sets out the steps that FIH has taken to ensure that slavery and human trafficking is not taking place in its supply chains or any parts of its business. It is a priority for FIH to ensure that we trade ethically, source responsibly and work to prevent modern slavery and human trafficking throughout the organisation and in our supply chain.

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 380 employees and operates in the UK and the Falkland Islands.

In the year ended 31 March 2023, the Group had a global annual turnover of £52.7m.

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 and will keep our supply chain under constant review.

The diverse nature of the Group is reflected in the great variety of goods and services provided by our suppliers. Goods acquired include food, vehicles, home furnishings, furniture, clothing and building materials for retail and own use. We use a number of agents across the globe for provision of logistics services and have a number of service providers including those providing legal, IT and HR support services.

With the exclusion of Momart’s international logistics partners, the majority of our suppliers are based in the UK and Momart’s international suppliers are largely based in countries with similar Modern Slavery legislation as that in operation in the UK. Momart’s main overseas suppliers are either major airlines or members of ARTIM, a trade association for the premier fine art logistics companies from around the world who serve the world’s leading museums and galleries and are subject to the high levels of due diligence carried out by those customers. They are therefore deemed to be at low risk of having modern slavery in their supply chains in respect of the services provided to this Group.

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 supply chains.

We also have in place the following policies relevant to modern slavery, which we review regularly and update:

  - Ethical Business Policy and Code of Conduct Statement

  - Supplier Code of Conduct

The Ethical Business Policy and Code of Conduct Statement and Supplier Code of Conduct reiterate the commitment of the Group to maintain the highest standards of ethics and integrity in conducting its business and to operate legally, honestly and fairly across all the businesses. These policies include the commitment to require suppliers to adhere to requirements concerning data protection, modern slavery and anti-bribery.

The Anti-Slavery and Human Trafficking Policy is available to all staff.

New staff are issued with a copy of both the Ethical Business Policy and Code of Conduct Statement and the Anti-Slavery and Human Trafficking Policy as part of their onboarding process.

Due diligence processes for slavery and human trafficking

Suppliers are issued with the Supplier Code of Conduct by the relevant operating entity and they will be asked to confirm that they operate in accordance with the principles and requirements of the Supplier Code of Conduct. The Supplier Code of Conduct requires suppliers to adhere to the same principles as the Group in respect of ethics and integrity and legal compliance and includes requirements concerning data protection, anti-bribery, anti-money laundering, health and safety as well as including the modern slavery policy. Modern slavery compliance clauses have been drafted for inclusion in formal contracts and a due diligence questionnaire is sent to any new suppliers.

Where existing suppliers are deemed to be at a higher risk of having modern slavery practices within their supply chain, a due diligence questionnaire is sent to them for completion.

Board Responsibility

We have zero tolerance to slavery and human trafficking. 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.

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 2023. It has been approved by the FIH group plc Board of Directors.

Stuart Munro
Group Chief Executive, FIH group plc
23 February 2024

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