Modern Slavery Statement
Our business, Meaco (U.K.) Limited is committed to combatting slavery and human trafficking in its business and supply chains, and we make this statement to assist with compliance with the Modern Slavery Act 2015. This statement relates to the financial year ending 31st March 2019.
As our business has a turnover of less than £36 million, we do not have a legal obligation to produce a modern slavery statement. However:
- We agree that exploitation within all supply chains ending in the UK is a blight on our society, and we are committed to playing our part in eliminating exploitation;
- We understand that customers with obligations under the Modern Slavery Act 2015 cannot comply with those duties without our cooperation.
To that end, we confirm that we have examined our own business and, to the extent that it is reasonably practicable, businesses within our supply chain and we confirm the following:
- We confirm that within our own business, no relevant offence relating to slavery or human tracking has been committed.
- We have made enquiries of businesses that supply directly to us and we are confident that no relevant offence is committed in that business.
- Insofar as it was reasonably practicable, we have examined our supply chains and confirm that we found no evidence of slavery or human trafficking.
Further details about our business and supply chain are provided below.
Our business designs and supplies air treatment products which are manufactured on our behalf in the Far East for sale around the world.
Our business structure is -
- We employ less than 20 people and all are based in the UK
- We have two directors and all staff report to the directors
We operate in the following countries:
We are based in the UK and sub contract our manufacturing and distribution as per above.
Our supply chain is as follows:
Goods are designed in the UK and ordered from our seven supplier factories in China and transported to the UK via sea freight. Export distributors collect from our UK warehouse using their own distribution system for sale in their own territories.
We understand that certain industry sectors and geographical regions entail greater risk of exploitation than others. We do not believe that our supply chain is in one of those sectors.
Where it is reasonably practicable, we ensure that businesses in our supply chain have made a similar statement relating to slavery and human trafficking.
The person in our business responsible for assessing matters relating to slavery and human trafficking is: Chris Michael.
We also encourage all employees to report on any matters relating to slavery or human trafficking in our supply chains of which they become aware.