Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking Statement
1. Purpose of this Statement
This Statement is made by Schenker Limited pursuant to section 54 of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 (MSA) and covers the financial year ending 31 December 2016.
2. Our organisational structure
As an international freight forwarder, land transporter, and logistics provider Schenker Ltd operates as part of the global Schenker network, with its coverage of branches providing services to customers throughout the UK.
Our business includes the distribution by air, ocean and land, the provision of logistics services and services in specialist areas such as fairs, exhibitions, and projects.
3. Our policies and commitments
Modern slavery takes many forms including servitude, forced and compulsory labour, human trafficking and deprivation of liberty for personal or commercial gain. Schenker Limited has a zero-tolerance policy approach to all forms of slavery and human trafficking. These are criminal activities and violate basic human rights.
We have robust employment policies and processes in place to ensure our employees have fair and lawful working arrangements. We encourage the reporting of concerns in the first instance through line managers, or alternatively through the grievance procedures or whistleblowing policy where individuals feel this would not be appropriate.
Compliance training forms an integral part of DB Schenker’s learning curriculum for both new and existing employees, as part of our induction and regular learning programs.
As part of our ongoing reinforcement of the modern slavery act and all it encompasses, a clause is included within our standard terms of agreement with new suppliers.
Information about our existing policies and commitments can be found in the DB Ethics Code of Conduct contained in the ‘Compliance’ section of our website.
4. Endorsement of this Statement
The Board of Schenker Limited recognises the importance of the matters considered in this Statement and the MSA. We will continue to take all measures necessary to ensure that slavery and human trafficking have no place in Schenker Limited’s business operations.
The Board welcomes this opportunity to restate its commitment to ethical and responsible practices in all parts of Schenker Limited.
CEO, Schenker Limited
Effective: April 2017
Last modified: 19.05.2017