Modern Slavery Act 2017
AGGREKO’S SLAVERY AND HUMAN TRAFFICKING STATEMENT 2017
Aggreko is a global business serving customers in over 100 countries worldwide. We supply power and temperature control equipment to businesses and homes around the world.
We have three business units. Our Rental Solutions business is mostly a transactional business supplying modular mobile power to a broad range of sectors in developed markets. Our Power Solutions business largely operates in emerging markets, serving both industrial and utility customers providing longer-term and often complex solutions to fulfil their power requirements. Our Global Solutions business is responsible for smaller product lines which are common across both the Rental Solutions and Power Solutions businesses, such as renewables and storage offering, as well as power adjacencies such as temperature control and loadbanks. We build our equipment at our manufacturing facility in Dumbarton, Scotland and we service and maintain all of our equipment internally at our hubs and depots around the world.
We work with a number of major OEM suppliers for the main components of our equipment. We also procure a wide range of goods and services from a variety of suppliers across the world to maintain our equipment and to support our business.
Aggreko takes its social responsibility seriously and is committed to conduct our business in compliance with the highest ethical values. We apply high employment standards across our business, complying with relevant employment, health and safety and human rights laws to ensure our employees are safe.
We have reviewed our employment practices across our business and we have not identified any practices in which our workers are:
forced to work through mental or physical threat;
- owned or controlled through mental or physical abuse or threat of abuse;
- de-humanised, treated as a commodity or bought and sold as property; or
- physically constrained or whose freedom of movement is restricted (eg. through the retention of passports or movements tracked).
We have regular site visits by management and we conduct regular opinion surveys of employees in which any relevant concerns could be reported. We also have an anonymous, confidential, external whistleblowing hotline in which concerns can be reported. We have not received any reports in 2017 which would raise concern that any such practices exist within our business. Our HR teams are alert to flags which could signal concerns relating to modern slavery and understand how they should report any concerns of this nature.
We also expect our suppliers to adopt a similar approach in relation to the protection of workers. Our Supplier Code of Conduct sets out the minimum standards we require from suppliers to Aggreko. It specifically requires our suppliers to comply with workers' fundamental rights and that their workers should:
- be paid in compliance with local laws;
- not be required to work more than the maximum hours of daily labour;
- be free to form or join a workers council; and
- not be subject to any form of forced, involuntary or debt bonded labour.
All new suppliers are required to confirm compliance with these standards. We have also specifically identified high risk existing suppliers in the areas of unskilled labour provision; security services; cleaning services; and OEM suppliers where such suppliers are located in countries where there is a higher prevalence of modern slavery according to the Global Slavery Index 2016. These high risk suppliers have also confirmed compliance with the standards set out within our Supplier Code of Conduct.
We continue to monitor modern slavery risks and controls across our business and will respond appropriately if we consider the risk in any areas of our business to have increased.
This statement is made pursuant to section 54(1) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and constitutes our Group’s slavery and human trafficking statement for the financial year 2017, which has been approved by the Board of Directors.
Chief Executive Officer