The UK Modern Slavery Act 2015 (the “Act”) requires companies carrying out business in the UK with turnover over a prescribed threshold (currently £36 million) to publish an annual statement setting out the steps they have taken to ensure that there is no slavery, forced labour or human trafficking in its business and supply chains.
Set out below is PA Group Limited’s (“PA”) statement. It covers PA and companies in the PA Group.
PA supports the aims of the Act. We believe that the risk that any part of the Group will be engaging directly in human trafficking, forced labour or slavery is low. Nonetheless we are committed to monitoring and where possible improving our practices to combat slavery, forced labour and human trafficking.
We expect our suppliers and partners to have suitable anti-slavery and human trafficking policies and processes and we make clear our expectations of ethical business behaviour from them. PA has implemented processes to ensure new suppliers are committed to complying with the Modern Slavery Act.
We periodically review the effectiveness of the steps we are taking to ensure there is no slavery, forced labour or human trafficking in PA or our supply chains.
This statement is made pursuant to section 54(1) of the Act and constitutes PA’s slavery and human trafficking statement for the financial year ending 31 December 2016.