Slavery and Human Trafficking Statement
INTRODUCTION FROM THE MANAGING DIRECTOR
I am committed to improving our practices to combat slavery and human trafficking. Sonardyne’s procurement policies and procedures including supply chain due diligence, appraisal and monitoring have been improved, updated and implemented. The ethics programme and associated training will encompass Sonardyne’s obligations in this area. Staff are expected to report concerns and management is expected to act upon them.
Sonardyne is a manufacturer of inertial, sonar and optical technologies. Sonardyne International Limited is part of Sonardyne Group and our ultimate parent is Sonardyne Group Limited. Sonardyne Group Limited has its head office in the United Kingdom. Sonardyne International Limited is the parent company of three wholly owned subsidiaries, Sonardyne Inc, Sonardyne Asia PTE Limited and Sonardyne Overseas Holdings Limited. Sonardyne International Limited has over 200 employees worldwide and operates from the UK, the US, Singapore and Brazil.
The group has an annual turnover in the region of £36m.
Our business is organised into a number of business units which fall into five key areas: Sales, Production, Engineering, Customer Support and Business Support.
OUR SUPPLY CHAINS
Our supply chains include the sourcing of raw material and components related to the manufacture of subsea products.
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 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.
DUE DILIGENCE PROCESSES FOR SLAVERY AND HUMAN TRAFFICKING
As part of our initiative to identify and mitigate risk: –
• We are continuing to focus on, and improve systems to manage, the identification of suppliers in countries where the organisation operates, and from where it sources supplies, that are vulnerable to slavery and human trafficking
• We have revisited our supplier due diligence, appraisal and performance policies, procedures and systems in order to identify and assess potential risk areas in our supply chains;
• We provide our supplier code of conduct to new suppliers;
• We make use of our supplier code of conduct, employee code of conduct and employee training to make clear our expectations of business behaviour;
• With regards to national or international supply chains, our point of contact is preferably with a UK company or branch and we expect these entities to have suitable anti-slavery and human trafficking policies and processes.
• We have in place systems to encourage the reporting of concerns and the protection of whistle blowers.
SUPPLIER ADHERENCE TO OUR VALUES
We have zero-tolerance to slavery and human trafficking. We expect all those in our supply chain and contractors to comply with our values.
The Purchasing Manager supported by the Head of Risk and Compliance is responsible for compliance with the Anti-slavery Policy on behalf of the organisation
To ensure a high level of understanding of the risks of modern slavery and human trafficking in our supply chains and our business, we are developing the provision of appropriate training to all members of staff.
OUR EFFECTIVENESS IN COMBATING SLAVERY AND HUMAN TRAFFICKING
We are reviewing our existing supplier base and developing appropriate metrics to ensure that slavery and human trafficking is not taking place in any part of our business or supply chains:
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 end, 31st March 2019.
Sonardyne International Limited
1st June 2018