This statement is provided on behalf of Mannok Holdings DAC (MH) and its subsidiaries. This statement is made pursuant to section 54(1) of the UK Modern Slavery Act 2015 (the “Act”) and adopted by companies in MH as their respective Slavery and Human Trafficking statement for the financial year ending 2021.
In accordance with the Act, this Statement is published on our MH websites (www.mannokbuild.com, www.mannokpack.com) and those of its subsidiaries. In accordance with the requirements of the Act this statement will be reviewed, updated and published annually.
This Statement covers all employees of MH, whether employed on a full time, part-time, permanent or fixed term contract. In addition, it extends to our Supply Chain and Contractors.
MANNOK HOLDINGS DAC
MH is a leading provider of building materials including cement, related quarry and concrete products as well as insulation systems. Increasingly the business is focussed on the provision of integrated construction systems and solutions to our customers including in-depth architectural and technical support services. It also manufactures rigid and flexible plastic packaging products to the food industry in Ireland and the UK.
The Company is committed to ensuring that Modern Slavery or Human Trafficking is not taking place anywhere within our organisation or our Supply Chain. Our Anti-Slavery & Human Trafficking statement reflects our commitment to acting ethically and with integrity in all our business relationships and to report any Slavery and Human Trafficking that we are aware is taking place anywhere within our Supply Chains.
1. DUE DILIGENCE PROCESSES FOR MODERN SLAVERY AND HUMAN TRAFFICKING
MH is committed to fair employment practices and to conducting business strictly in accordance with applicable laws and regulations.
As part of our initiative to identify and mitigate risk, where possible we build long standing relationships with local Suppliers, Customers and Contractors and clearly set out our expectations of business behaviour; With regards to national or international supply chains, we endeavour that where possible our point of contact is with a UK /ROI Company or branch and we expect these entities to have suitable Anti-Slavery and Human Trafficking policies and processes in place that they adhere to.
Whilst it is not practical to audit or have direct contact with everyone within our Supply Chain or Contractors we do expect that they adhere to our expectations regarding appropriate and ethical business practices.
We have in place policies to encourage the reporting of concerns relating to Slave Labour or Human Trafficking and encourage all Staff to report any such concerns immediately. Any employee who raises a concern will be afforded protection under our Whistle Blowing policy.
2. SUPPLIER ADHERENCE TO OUR VALUES
We have a zero tolerance approach to Slavery and Human Trafficking. We expect all those in our business, Supply Chain and Contractors to comply with our values.
The Supply Chain Director, Purchasing team and all Managers and Supervisors are responsible for compliance in their respective Departments and must report any concerns in relation to Slave Labour or Human Trafficking immediately to the Human Resources Manager, a Director of the Company, the Chief Executive or to the local authorities.
There was no reports or concerns raised in 2021.
To ensure a high level of understanding of the risks of Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking in our business, Supply Chains and Contractors, we provide training to relevant members of management and staff.
4. MEASURES TO COMBAT SLAVERY AND HUMAN TRAFFICKING
We will use the following key performance indicators (KPIs) to measure how effective we have been to ensure that Slavery and Human Trafficking is not taking place in any part of our business, Supply Chains or Contractors.
- Completion of Internal audit by Human Resources Department
- Verification of ID on commencement of Employment if non-EU Citizen.
- Annual Review of Payroll Records
- Our Purchasing team will have a level of communication and personal contact with next link in the Supply chain and their understanding of, and compliance with, our expectations.
- The procedures of Mannok are regularly assessed and reviewed to ensure best practice.
This Statement was approved by the Board of Directors of MH in January 2022.
This statement is made pursuant to section 54(1) of the UK Modern Slavery Act 2015 and constitutes the Company’s Slavery and Human Trafficking statement for the current financial year.