METKA – EGN LIMITED – MODERN SLAVERY ACT 2015: SLAVERY AND HUMAN TRAFFICKING STATEMENT
Metka – EGN Limited and its subsidiaries (the “Company”) acknowledges its share of responsibility to protect Human Rights and to ensure they are respected in the work premises of its companies as well as in its broader business activities. The Company does not accept modern slavery or human trafficking. To this end, the Company is committed to making continuous and concerted efforts to strengthen procedures and methods which aim to:
- promote the protection of Human Rights among all participants in the supply chain; and
- improve its practices to combat slavery and human trafficking.
improve its practices to combat slavery and human trafficking.
STRUCTURE AND SUPPLY CHAINS
The Company is a global solar photovoltaic and battery storage developer, installer and operation and maintenance service provider with its head office located at 99 White Lion Street, Islington, London, N1 9PF. The Company employs over 70 employees worldwide. The Company’s supply chains include suppliers of goods and services required to install goods and provide services in respect of solar photovoltaic and battery storage projects.
The Company’s approach to addressing modern slavery sits within the wider context and is supported by the Company’s Code of Business Ethics and Responsible Behaviour by Employees which the Company has adopted. This Code outlines the Company’s business principles to ensure legislative compliance; demonstrate integrity in employee conduct on behalf of the Company; encourage openness and transparency; enhance client experiences and business partnerships and to support good corporate citizenship. This Code forms part of the general standards of conduct which the Company expects all employees to observe and maintain.
DUE DILIGENCE PROCESSES FOR SLAVERY AND HUMAN TRAFFICKING
As part of its initiative to identify and mitigate risk the Company is assessing its systems to:
- Identify and assess potential risk areas in its supply chains.
- Mitigate the risk of slavery and human trafficking occurring in its supply chains.
- Monitor potential risk areas in its supply chains.
- Protect whistle blowers.
If the Company identifies instances of modern slavery or human trafficking it will take suitable action which will include either not appointing the supplier in question or terminating its business relationship with the supplier concerned.
In addition, the Company:
- vets its suppliers and sub-contractors; and
- carries out checks of its subcontractors at its construction sites and plants for adherence to the law, to address and avoid the likelihood of incidents of forced labour.
TRAINING AND AWARENESS
To ensure a high level of understanding of the risks of modern slavery and human trafficking in its supply chains and business, the Company will provide training to its staff where relevant.
NATURE OF THIS STATEMENT
This statement is made pursuant to section 54(1) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and constitutes the Company’s modern slavery and human trafficking statement for the financial year ending 2019.
Name: Eleftherios Pliakos (Director)
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