Modern slavery statement

Introduction

This statement is made pursuant to section 54(1) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and constitutes CPPGroup Plc’s Slavery and Human Trafficking Statement for the financial year ending December 2017.

 

Organisation Structure and Business

CPPGroup Plc (“CPP or “the Group”) is a global provider of assistance products with turnover of approximately £91m and over 550 employees worldwide. Our business operates from the UK, Spain, Italy, Portugal, Germany, Turkey, Mexico, India, Malaysia, China and Hong Kong. Given the nature of CPP’s business the Board and management consider the risk of modern slavery in the business or within its supply chain to be low.

 

Our policy on Slavery and Human Trafficking

CPP’s Anti-Slavery and Human Trafficking Policy, which applies to all companies within the Group, reflects our commitment to acting ethically and with integrity in all business dealings and relationships and to implementing and enforcing effective systems and controls to ensure modern slavery is not taking place anywhere in our supply chains or in any part of our business.

 

Due diligence and supply chains

A range of policies is in place to help identify and mitigate risk in the business, including that of slavery and human trafficking, and to ensure appropriate behaviours throughout the Group. These include:

  • Group Purchasing Policy
  • Whistleblowing
  • Anti-Bribery & Corruption
  • Anti-Slavery and Human Trafficking
  • Employee Code of Conduct

A due diligence exercise is carried out before contracting with any supplier and the risk profile of larger suppliers will be reviewed on a regular basis.

Where relevant, based on a risk assessment, anti-slavery and human trafficking obligations will be included in contracts with suppliers, and we expect that our suppliers will hold their own suppliers to the same high standards.

 

Training

Training on the risk our business faces from modern slavery in its supply chains is mandatory for all new joiners and will be repeated biannually, with more in-depth training provided to our executive team, country CEOs and supplier managers as appropriate.

In January 2017 more in-depth training was delivered by an external provider to our executive team, country managers and supplier managers. This will be reviewed annually and repeated if deemed necessary.

A copy of the full Anti-Slavery and Human Trafficking Policy is available to employees on the Group’s intranet.

 

Chief Executive Officer

Signed on behalf of the Board of CPPGroup Plc