STRICKLAND TRACKS LIMITED – MODERN SLAVERY POLICY
This statement is issued pursuant to Section 54 of the Modern Slavery Act 2015.
Strickland Tracks Ltd is a worldwide leader in the manufacture and distribution of tracked undercarriages with 80 employees. We sell worldwide with strategic bases in China, India and USA with products sourced from China, South Korea and Europe as well as smaller local suppliers.
As an ISO9001 accredited organisation we have external verification that our internal policies comply with international standards.
All our employees are treated fairly, equally and are paid at least the National Minimum Wage. No-one is forced to work more hours than permitted by law and normal working hours will only exceed 48 hours per week with the agreement of the employee.
We only use specified reputable employment agencies to source any agency workers and verify the practices of any new agency before accepting workers from that agency. We insist that all employees, whether from an agency or not, have proof of their right to work in the UK.
Due Diligence Processes
We undertake due diligence when taking on new suppliers and review existing suppliers on a periodic basis. Our due diligence and reviews include:
Mapping the supply chain to assess particular product or geographical risks of modern slavery and human trafficking.
Evaluating the modern slavery and human trafficking risks of each new supplier.
Reviewing on a regular basis all aspects of the supply chain.
Taking steps to improve sub-standard suppliers’ practices whereby those suppliers not reaching the required standard may have sanctions issued against them which could lead ultimately to the termination of the business relationship.
Steps to Assess and Manage Risks
We will be adding clauses to all our major suppliers’ contracts asking that they comply with the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and asking our smaller UK based suppliers to state that they are in compliance with the Act. All suppliers will also be asked, where appropriate, to hold their own suppliers and supply chains to account over modern slavery.
We circulate the basic principles of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 to our procurement/buying employees so that they understand the signs of modern slavery and what to do if they suspect that it is taking place within our supply chain.
Our Effectiveness in Eliminating Modern Slavery
We believe that the effectiveness of the steps that we are taking to ensure that no slavery or human trafficking is taking place within our business or supply chain will be proven if we receive no reports from employees, the public or law enforcement agencies that modern slavery practices have been identified.
Approval for this Statement
We are committed to ensuring that slavery and human trafficking have no place in our business or in our supply chain. This statement is approved by the Board of Directors of Strickland Tracks Ltd and will be reviewed annually.
Chris Hopcroft / Managing Director/ November 2023