Modern Slavery Act, Section 54, Part 6
This statement is made pursuant to Section 54, Part 6 of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and sets out the steps Kiepe Electric UK Limited has taken and will continue to take to ensure that slavery and human trafficking is not taking place in any part of our business or supply chain.
Kiepe Electric UK Limited is a subsidiary of Kiepe Electric GmbH, which operates within the Rail industry in the UK and is a leading supplier of turnkey engineering solutions to train operators, rolling stock operators and rail infrastructure companies.
Kiepe Electric UK Limited have a diverse supply base, who supply both services and products to our work locations within the UK. We have undertaken to write to these suppliers highlighting the act to them and reaffirming Kiepe Electric UK Limited’s commitment to ensuring that slavery and human trafficking are not taking place within the supply base.
We have inserted a section about the Modern Slavery Act within our standard terms and conditions. These T&Cs are issued to all our suppliers along with all Purchase Orders further highlighting the need for suppliers to ensure that their staff and supply chain are aware of the act, how it applies to them and their responsibilities to Kiepe Electric UK Limited as an approved supplier.
During applicable contract start up meetings with our suppliers we request that suppliers show evidence to demonstrate that both they and their sub suppliers have taken steps to ensure they are compliant with the Modern Slavery Act (as it applies and or ethically in line with this policy).
It is felt that these steps will ensure that Kiepe Electric UK Limited are fully engaged in working towards the elimination of slavery and human trafficking and the human rights violation it causes.
All permanent current employees will be taken through a presentation and video explaining Kiepe Electric UK Limited’s commitment to the Modern Slavery Act. All new permanent employees will also be taken through the presentation and video as part of the induction into the company.
Our group code of conduct which is shared with all employees, contains rules that are aimed to ensure that our business processes comply with the law. This code of conduct also contains reference to how we engage with our suppliers to ensure they work with us both ethically and legally.