Modern Slavery Statement
Modern Slavery Statement
Micro-Epsilon UK Ltd make this statement in connection with our obligations under the Modern Slavery Act 2015 in the United Kingdom.
Micro-Epsilon UK Ltd provides sales, support and service of sensors and systems for measurement of geometrical quantities, manufactured by our parent company Micro-Epsilon Messtechnik GmbH.
Modern slavery can take various forms including servitude, forced or compulsory labour, and human trafficking, each involving the deprivation of a person's liberty to exploit them for another's personal or commercial gain. It is a crime and a violation of fundamental human rights.
We take a zero-tolerance approach to Modern Slavery and we are committed to implementing and enforcing effective systems and controls to ensure that Modern Slavery is not taking place anywhere in our own business or in any of our supply chains. We expect the same standards from all of our business partners, contractors and suppliers.
Our opposition to Modern Slavery is reflected in our unwavering commitment to the highest ethical and legal standards in conducting our business.
Steps to prevent Modern Slavery
All of our employees and contractors are expected to conduct themselves with the highest levels of integrity and in full compliance with the laws and regulations that govern our business. This includes taking steps to prevent, detect and report incidents of Modern Slavery in any part of our business.
Our supply chain consists of finished goods from within the Micro-Epsilon Group of companies, recruitment through agencies or direct as well as other local service providers for marketing materials. We are committed to improving our processes, practices and policies in an effort to eliminate Modern Slavery and human trafficking in the global supply chain, and we expect all our suppliers to support our goal of tackling Modern Slavery.
We require our suppliers to source all goods or services from third parties that meet, as a minimum, country of origin standards for health, safety, working hours, pay and employment conditions
In addition to the above, we are implementing the measures outlined below to continue to ensure that Modern Slavery is not present in our business or our supply chains:
- carry out due diligence and utilise appropriate vendor selection criteria in our procurement processes, in light of the ethical standards and corporate values that are reflected in the United Kingdom's Modern Slavery Act 2015;
- introducing a Supplier Code of Conduct;
- identify, monitor and assess potential risk areas of our supply chains.
This statement constitutes Micro-Epsilon UK Ltd’s slavery and human trafficking statement for the financial year ending 31 December 2020 and is made in connection with the requirement by the Government of the United Kingdom to publish a statement pursuant to section 54(1) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015.
The statement has been approved on 8th January 2021 by the Micro-Epsilon UK Ltd Board of Directors.