J&A Engineering Services is committed to preventing slavery and human trafficking in its corporate activities and in its supply chain.
This statement sets out the Company’s actions to assess potential modern slavery risks related to its business and the adoption of processes to minimise any risk of slavery or human trafficking in the Company’s business and supply chain. This statement relates to actions and activities during the financial year to 31 December 2020.
J&A Engineering services and its supply chain
J&A Engineering Services is a diverse engineering company that provides a variety of site services throughout the UK to all sectors of the industrial and commercial industries.
Predominantly renowned for our excellent in-house engineering capabilities, J&A Engineering also provide a range of site specific services that includes Mechanical, Electrical and Fabrication Services.
We are committed to conducting our dealings, whether with customers, suppliers, employees or the communities in which they are based, with the utmost integrity. To achieve this aim, J&A operates the following policies that include its approach to the identification of modern slavery risks and the steps to be taken to prevent slavery and human trafficking in its operations:
Code of Conduct
J&A has a Code of Conduct. All employees have received training on the Code of Conduct in 2020. Wherever in the world our operations are located or have dealings, our employees are required to respect people and value diversity. Our Code of Conduct has also been rolled out to our suppliers who are expected to conduct their business in line with the Code and the Responsible Sourcing Policy.
Responsible Sourcing Policy
J&A has a Responsible Sourcing Policy which was updated in 2018 to include additional requirements and guidance around Modern Slavery. Suppliers are expected to adhere to this policy at all times. To define the environmental, ethical and social responsibility principles that its suppliers must adhere to, J&A has developed 10 key principles.
These Principles are anchored in internationally recognised standards, includcng the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and are as follows:
1. Business Ethics
2. Wages and Benefits
3. Working Hours
5. Child labour
6. Freedom of Association
7. Health and Safety
8. Fair procedures and remedies
9. Harsh and inhumane management practices
10. Environmental Management
J&A Engineering Services have communicated its operational principles to all key suppliers, and audits of some suppliers have taken place. J&A Engineering Services aims to be a good partner in return, and will work with suppliers to support any necessary improvements, encourage continual improvement, and reward good performance.
Whistle Blowing Policy
J&A Engineering Services long-standing Whistle Blowing policy encourages and enables all its employees, customers and other business partners to report any ethical concerns they may have concerning the direct activities of, or the supply chains of, the company. This includes any circumstances that may give rise to the risk of slavery or human trafficking. The whistle blowing procedure is designed to make it easy for workers to raise concerns, without fear of retaliation.
In 2020, as part of J&A Engineering Services on-going training, awareness training was delivered to all employees to help them identify and prevent slavery and human trafficking and highlight what employees can do to flag potential modern slavery or human trafficking issues.
This statement is made in accordance with section 54 (1) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and is applicable to all J&A Engineering Services employees. The statement has been approved by the Company’s management team on 26th November 2020, who will review and update it annually.
Signed on behalf of J&A Engineering Services
Lloyd Pearson, Managing Director
Date: 26 November 2020