Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking Policy Statement

Renovotec recognises that it has a responsibility to take a robust approach to slavery and human trafficking. The organisation is committed to preventing slavery and human trafficking in all its activities and to taking steps to ensure that its supply chains are free from slavery and human trafficking.

This statement sets out Renovotec’s 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 or its supply chains. This statement relates to actions and activities during the financial year ending 31st December 2022.

Renovotec’s Board has responsibility for ensuring that this Policy Statement is appropriately implemented within the business and that, where required, the appropriate training is provided to employees and suppliers.

Organisational structure and supply chains

Renovotec specialises in the worldwide supply of Automatic Identification and Data Capture (AIDC), wireless and print solutions. Renovotec operates from offices throughout the UK. The organisation currently operates predominantly in the UK with use of subsidiaries across Europe and US.

Renovotec is committed to ensuring that its suppliers adhere to the highest standards of ethics. Renovotec has communicated with all its suppliers to set out the standards expected of them. Renovotec has sought confirmation from all its suppliers that they agree to adhere to our Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking Policy. All suppliers have been advised that any breach of the Act, the Policy or the Code of Conduct will result in immediate termination of the contract.

Renovotec works closely with its employment agencies to source labour and always verifies the practices of any new agency it is using before accepting workers.

Policies

The Managing Director is responsible for implementing and reviewing all policies. All policies are implemented consistently across the business and are reviewed on an annual basis.

Renovotec operates the following policies that describe its approach to the identification of modern slavery risks and steps to be taken to prevent slavery and human trafficking in its operations.

This policy directly addresses Renovotec’s commitment and adherence to the Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking requirements. The Policy has been publicised across the organisation.

Whistleblowing policy

The Whistleblowing Policy encourages all Renovotec’s employees, customers and other business partners to report any concerns related to the direct activities of the organisation or its supply chains. This includes any circumstances that may give rise to an enhanced risk of slavery or human trafficking. The Whistleblowing Policy is designed to make it easy for workers to make disclosures, without fear of retaliation or reprisal.

Compliance

Our legal advisors are responsible for investigations in relation to known or suspected instances of slavery and human trafficking. Any matter that gave cause for concern would be passed to them for investigation.

Renovotec regularly evaluates the potential exposure to the risk of modern slavery and human trafficking. Renovotec does not operate in a high-risk sector or locations and ensures compliance with all legislation. Where activities or countries are considered high risk in relation to slavery or human trafficking, Renovotec will carry out the appropriate risk assessment, interrogate the results and take action as appropriate.

To ensure a high level of understanding of the risks of modern slavery and human trafficking in our supply chains and our business, we provide training to the relevant members of staff which includes an introduction to the Modern Slavery Act 2015.

Renovotec is committed to continuously reviewing and training to raise awareness to ensure that modern slavery and human trafficking are prevented.

Board Approval

This statement has been approved by the Renovotec Board, who will review and update it annually. This statement is made pursuant to the section 54 of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and constitutes Renovotec’s Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking Statement for the current financial year.