Modern Day Slavery Act 2015
Aperture Trading Limited is committed to preventing slavery and human trafficking occurring in any of its corporate activities, as well as seeking to ensure that our supply chains are free from such practices.
This statement is made in pursuant to section 54(1) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and sets out the steps we have taken to ensure that our businesses as well as our supply chains are free from slavery and human trafficking by the financial year ending 31st March 2020.
Modern slavery is a crime resulting in an abhorrent use of human rights. The term 'modern slavery' is used to encapsulate the crimes of slavery, servitude, forced labour or compulsory labour and human trafficking.
Our organisational structure and operations
Aperture Trading Limited is a manufacturer of windows, doors and conservatories within the construction sector with an annual turnover of £100m and employs 600 people based in Huthwaite, Nottinghamshire, England.
Nature of our supply chains
Our groups key supply chains involve Steel, Aluminium, Glass, Minerals and Resins from a variety of sources to include the UK, Spain, Portugal, France, China, Holland, Germany and South Korea.
Policies relating to slavery and human trafficking
Our policy reflects our commitment to acting ethically and with integrity in all our business activities and relationships. Through carefully considered procedures and controls our aim is to minimise the risks of human trafficking and modern slavery practices infiltrating our business operations or supply chains. In addition, we are taking steps to ensure that our suppliers are aware of our policy and adhere to the same high standards.
We seek to continually review the operations of existing suppliers in relation to the risk of modern day slavery and human trafficking and create an annual risk profile for each of our suppliers with whom we do business in excess of £250,000.
Due diligence processes in relation to slavery and human trafficking
In order to monitor and mitigate the risks of modern slavery and human trafficking occurring within our supply chains we aim to undertake due diligence processes in relation to new suppliers being identified within a risk category.
We provide training to all key staff to ensure that they understand the risks of modern slavery and human trafficking infiltrating our businesses or supply chains and effectively operate our policies and procedures aimed at mitigating the risk.
We make specific provision in our whistle-blowing policy for the protection of those who whistle blow in relation to an issue of modern slavery.
We intend to use key performance indicators (KPIs) to monitor how effective we have been in ensuring that slavery and human trafficking is not taking place in any part of our business or supply chains.