Introduction and Policy Statement
1.1. The Modern Slavery Act 2015 (the ‘Act’) mandates that AAF Limited prepares a slavery and human trafficking statement each financial year.
1.2 The scope of this policy applies to all legal subsidiaries of AAF Ltd.
1.3 Modern slavery and human trafficking in all their various forms and guises are a crime in the UK and much of the world and a violation of fundamental human rights.
1.4 AAF Ltd have a zero-tolerance approach to modern slavery and human trafficking and are committed to acting ethically and with integrity in all activities and business relationships and we expect our supply chain, contractors, employees and all other business partners to commit to the same, including implementing and enforcing effective systems and controls to prevent and detect modern slavery.
2.1 The economic, social and environmental footprint of our business activity is a fundamental consideration in AAF’s commitment to responsible and sustainable business growth.
2.2 AAF Ltd offers the most comprehensive global manufacturing capabilities in the air filtration industry, and each facility is specifically designed to manufacture and test the most complex clean air solutions. Additionally, each facility manufactures to the appropriate international quality and performance standards. Our goal is excellence in each product we make. Our corporate quality policy best states the AAF commitment: Customer satisfaction and continuous improvement are our highest priorities. Product quality cannot, and will not, be compromised.
Responsibility for the Policy
3.1. The Directors and Senior Management team of AAF Ltd have overall responsibility for ensuring this policy complies with our legal and ethical obligations, and that all persons working for us or on our behalf in any capacity comply with it.
3.2. The prevention, detection and reporting of modern slavery in any part of our business or supply chain is the responsibility of all persons working for us or on our behalf in any capacity (including our employees, suppliers, workers, directors, agents, distributors and all third party business partners) .
3.3. Management at all levels are responsible for ensuring those reporting to them understand and comply with this policy and are given adequate training on it and the issue of modern slavery in supply chains.
AAF Ltd are implementing and enforcing a number of measures, policies and controls both internally and externally to ensure compliance with the requirements of the Modern Slavery Act 2015.
4.1. Training on this policy and the risk our business faces from Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking forms part of the induction process for all individuals joining the business.
4.2. Information surrounding Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking has been added to the AAF Ltd Business System (HR Policies section) which is available to all employees.
4.3. The AAF Terms and Conditions of Purchase have been amended to encompass Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking and copies are available to our suppliers on request.
5.1 All persons working for us or on our behalf in any capacity must:
5.1.1 Read, understand and comply with this policy, and avoid any activity that might lead to, or suggest, a breach of this policy;
5.1.2 Notify their immediate manager as soon as possible if they believe or suspect that a conflict with this policy has occurred, or may occur in the future; and
5.1.3 Raise concerns about any issue or suspicion of modern slavery in any parts of our business or supply chains of any supplier tier at the earliest possible stage.
Breaches of Policy
6.1. Any employee who breaches this policy will face disciplinary action, which could result in dismissal for misconduct or gross misconduct.
6.2. We may terminate our relationship with other individuals and organisations working on our behalf if they breach this policy.
AAF Ltd will review both its supply chains and external operations and its internal operations on an ongoing basis to check compliance with the above policy, and to check that our policy is being implemented effectively.