Modern Slavery statement
This statement is made pursuant to s.54 of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and sets out the steps that SRL Technical Services Limited 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 encompasses slavery, servitude, human trafficking and forced labour. Although SRL is not a large commercial organisation with at least £36m turnover, SRL has a zero tolerance approach to any form of modern slavery. We are committed to acting ethically and with integrity and transparency in all business dealings and to putting effective systems and controls in place to safeguard against any form of modern slavery taking place within the business or our supply chain.
SRL was formed in 1967 as part of a larger Colchester based manufacturing company. Initially we offered advice (consultancy) to support our customers when deciding the best solutions for their projects. A testing (laboratory) facility was soon added to provide better data. The consultancy offices have been in many locations and the laboratory (being harder to move) has always been in Suffolk. Our consultancy offices are now fairly settled in the key locations of London, Manchester and Birmingham, along with the ever-present Suffolk consultancy.
We operate a number of internal policies to ensure that we are conducting business in an ethical and transparent manner. These include:
- Recruitment policy. We operate a robust recruitment policy, including conducting eligibility to work in the UK checks for all employees to safeguard against human trafficking or individuals being forced to work against their will.
- Whistleblowing policy. We operate a whistleblowing policy so that all employees know that they can raise concerns about how colleagues are being treated, or practices within our business or supply chain, without fear of reprisals.
SRL operates a supplier policy and maintains a preferred supplier list. We conduct due diligence on all suppliers before allowing them to become a preferred supplier. This due diligence includes an online search to ensure that particular organisation has never been convicted of offenses relating to modern slavery. Our anti-slavery policy forms part of our contract with all suppliers and they are required to confirm that no part of their business operations contradicts this policy.