This statement sets out our actions to understand all potential modern slavery risks related to our business and to put in place steps that are aimed at ensuring that there is no slavery or human trafficking in our business and supply chains.
This statement relates to our actions and activities during the financial year 2018-2019.
We recognise that we have a responsibility to take a robust approach to slavery and human trafficking. We are absolutely committed to preventing slavery and human trafficking in our corporate activities, and to ensuring that our supply chains are free from slavery and human trafficking.
Compete Utilities provide design, build, operations and maintenance services across 6 main sectors; covering Telecoms, Water, and Power Networks, Civil Engineering Schemes, Specialist Plant Hire, and Support Services.
Our civil engineering/utilities expertise extends across both infrastructure and non-infrastructure works. Complete Utilities deliver a full service package supporting planning, scheduling, management, highway management, public liaison and 24 hour support services. We operate under a variety of contract forms such as open book, design and build and full turnkey contracts. In addition to traditional projects, we have a long track record of working in frameworks, partnerships and alliances
Complete Utilities Ltd operates regionally from its central depot near Gloucester. From here, and numerous satellite facilities, we achieve large-scale coverage of the East & West Midlands, and the South West. We will provide services outside of these areas dependent of feasibility. Customer service and health and safety are at the heart of our delivery model. We demonstrate industry-leading safety performance and provide measurable year-on-year improvements in service standards.
We have a supply base of around 200 suppliers, the majority of which are based in the UK and are geographically aligned to projects, supporting our ethos of local support. We use our suppliers
to provide a variety of industry related goods and services
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.
As part of our initiative to identify and mitigate risk, we undertake due diligence when taking on new suppliers and regularly review existing suppliers.
We have a zero tolerance approach to slavery and human trafficking. To ensure that all those in our supply chain comply with our values, we have implemented processes to:
We have a committed compliance team, which includes stakeholders from the following departments:
To ensure a level of understanding of the risks of modern slavery and human trafficking in our supply chains and our business we shall implement an awareness document into our company handbook, covered in induction for all new employees and display on our company website.
We will use the following key performance indicators (KPls) to measure how effective we have been to ensure that slavery and human trafficking is not taking place in any part of our business or supply chains:
In addition to pursuing the Key Performance Indicators above, we intend to develop an Anti-Slavery training and awareness programme as a further step to combat slavery and human trafficking. This statement is made pursuant to section 54(1) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and constitutes our slavery and human trafficking statement for the financial year ending 31/07/19.
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