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TEAM Industrial Services (UK) Limited Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking Statement


Team Industrial Services (UK) Limited Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking Statement 

This statement sets out Team Industrial Services (UK) Limited's ("TEAM") actions to understand all potential modern slavery risks related to its business and to put in place steps that are aimed at ensuring that there is no slavery or human trafficking in its own business and its supply chains. 

TEAM is a specialist engineering company based in the UK. The organisation currently operates in the UK and international regions such as the Caspian Sea, Russia, Turkey, Africa and the Middle East. It also has international supply chains which provide goods and services to the business. 

As part of the engineering sector, the organisation recognises that it has a responsibility to take a robust approach to slavery and human trafficking. TEAM has a zero tolerance approach to any form of slavery or human trafficking and the organisation is absolutely committed to preventing slavery and human trafficking, either within its corporate activities or supply chain. 

TEAM has detailed procurement processes in place and the organisation is committed to ensuring that its suppliers adhere to the highest standards of ethics. Suppliers are required to demonstrate that they provide safe working conditions where necessary, treat workers with dignity and respect, and act ethically and within the law in their use of labour. Further, as part of TEAM's new supplier process potential suppliers are asked if they have a statement detailing the steps taken by their company to comply with the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and if they have a global annual turnover is in excess of £36m, an annual statement is required before TEAM can approve them as a supplier. 

TEAM's largest suppliers are those engaged via formal agreements which include, or will include going forward, an obligation to comply with applicable laws and subsequently the Modern Slavery Act 2015. 

TEAM's Code of Ethics is enforced throughout the business. Employees receive training as part of their initial induction on TEAM's ethics requirements and the organisation has implemented steps this year to include a 'Compliance' module within the company annual training. Information is provided to the employees on their statutory rights including wages, holiday pay and sick pay. TEAM also has written employment practices and procedures in place which ensure fair recruitment and treatment of employees. 

The organisation encourages all its workers, customers and other business partners to report any concerns related to the direct activities, or the supply chains of, the organisation via its whistleblowing policy. This includes any circumstances that may give rise to an enhanced risk of slavery or human trafficking. The organisation's whistleblowing procedure is designed to make it easy for workers to make disclosures, without fear of retaliation. Employees, customers or others who have concerns can use the organisation's confidential helpline. 

Any occurrence of non-compliance, both within the business or the supply chain, will be assessed and reviewed on an individual case by case basis through a formal investigation procedure and the necessary action taken. 

This statement is made in accordance with Section 54(1) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and constitutes TEAM's anti-slavery and human trafficking statement for the financial year ending to 31 December 2020. This statement has been approved by Managing Director Jon Jarvis on behalf of the TEAM board of directors.