Improving our Ethical and Social Performance of our workforce
SEE has a third party ethical audit carried out by independent auditors under Sedex Member Ethical Trade Audit (SMETA)
The audit scope looked at labour standards, health and safety, business practices and environment against UK legislation and the Ethical Trading base codes, some of which are stricter than UK legislation.
As a service provider the company is part of a global supply chain to many clients and has a responsibility to all stakeholders and the environment to conduct its business to ensure the environmental impact is minimised so far as is reasonably practicable meeting its legal obligations in all areas of its operations making best use of the resources available both human and from the natural environment.
Slavery and Human Trafficking Annual Statement 2016
This statement is made pursuant to section 54(1) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and constitutes the company’s slavery and human trafficking statement for the current financial year.
We all have a responsibility to be alert to the risks, however small, in our business and in the wider supply chain. All employees are expected to be aware of and to follow the guidance outlined in the company’s Anti-Slavery and Human Trafficking Policy and to report concerns. Managers of the company are required to act whenever any concerns are raised whether from within or from outside of the business.
We are a construction company based solely in the UK and has undertaken a project in Qatar. The company has its head office in Hainault, Essex.
Our Policies on Slavery and Human Trafficking
We are committed to ensuring that modern slavery or human trafficking plays no part in our supply chain or in any part of our business.
We are committed to acting ethically and with integrity in all our business relationships and to implement and enforce effective systems and controls to, as far as practical, ensure slavery and human trafficking is not taking place anywhere in the company or our supply chain.
Our Supply Chain
Our supply chain comprises the engagement of subcontractor organisations to carry out works and services on our construction sites and the sourcing of materials and manufactured products.
We are committed to ensuring that slavery and human trafficking plays no part in our supply chain or any part of our business.
As part of our initiative to identify and mitigate risk:
Where possible we build long standing relationships with our suppliers and subcontractors and make clear our expectations of business behaviour.We have in place systems to encourage the reporting of concerns and the protection of whistle blowers.
Supplier Adherence to our Values
We have zero tolerance to slavery and human trafficking and we expect all those in our supply chain and contractors to comply with our values.
To ensure a high level of understanding of the risks of modern slavery and human trafficking in our supply chains and our business, we provide training to relevant members of staff. All directors have been briefed on the subject.