Modern Slavery Policy

Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking Policy

  1. Policy
    PFS Fire & Security Ltd is committed to driving out acts of modern-day slavery and human
    trafficking within its business and that from within its supply chains, including sub-contractors,
    and partners.

    The Company acknowledges responsibility to the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and will ensure
    transparency within the organisation and with suppliers of goods and services to the
    organisation. These as well as the suppliers of services make up the supply chain within The

    As part of the company’s due diligence processes into slavery and human trafficking the
    supplier approval process will incorporate a review of the controls undertaken by the supplier.
    Imported goods from sources from outside the UK and EU are potentially more at risk for
    slavery/human trafficking issues. The level of management control required for these sources
    will be continually monitored.

    The company will not support or deal with any business knowingly involved in slavery or
    human trafficking.

    The company Directors and senior management shall take responsibility for implementing this
    policy statement and its objectives and shall provide adequate resources (training, etc ) and
    investment to ensure that slavery and human trafficking is not taking place within the
    organisation and within its supply chains.

    A full copy of this policy and a copy of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 will be accessible to all
    employees electronically.

    This policy statement will be reviewed annually and published.

  2. Compliance
    This Policy considers, and supports, the policies, procedures and requirements documented in
    our Integrated Management System, compliant with the requirements of ISO 9001:2008, ISO
    14001:2004 and OHSAS 18001:2007. The implementation and operation of this
    management system underlines our commitment to this policy. Formal procedures concerning
    slavery and human trafficking have been established, including disciplinary procedures where
    they are breached. Additional procedures ensure that this policy is understood and
    communicated to all levels of the company, and that it is regularly reviewed by the Directors to
    ensure its continuing suitability and relevance to the company activities.
  3. Responsibilities
    3.1 You must ensure that you read, understand and comply with this policy.

    3.2 The prevention, detection and reporting of modern slavery in any part of our business or
    supply chains is the responsibility of all those working for us or under our control. You are
    required to avoid any activity that might lead to, or suggest, a breach of this policy.

    3.3 You must notify your manager or the compliance as soon as possible if you believe or suspect
    that a conflict with this policy has occurred, or may occur in the future.

    3.4 You are encouraged to 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.

    3.5 If you believe or suspect a breach of this policy has occurred or that it may occur you must
    notify your manager or report it in accordance with our Whistleblowing Policy as soon as possible.

    3.6 If you are unsure about whether a particular act, the treatment of workers more generally, or
    their working conditions within any tier of our supply chains constitutes any of the various forms of
    modern slavery, raise it with your manager or the compliance officer.

    3.7 We aim to encourage openness and will support anyone who raises genuine concerns in
    good faith under this policy, even if they turn out to be mistaken. We are committed to ensuring
    no one suffers any detrimental treatment as a result of reporting in good faith their suspicion that
    modern slavery of whatever form is or may be taking place in any part of our own business or in
    any of our supply chains. Detrimental treatment includes dismissal, disciplinary action, threats or
    other unfavorable treatment connected with raising a concern. If you believe that you have
    suffered any such treatment, you should inform the compliance manager immediately. If the
    matter is not remedied, and you are an employee, you should raise it formally using our
    Grievance Procedure.

  4. Communication and awareness of this policy
    4.1 Training on this policy, and on the risk our business faces from modern slavery in its supply
    chains, forms part of the induction process for all individuals who work for us, and regular training
    will be provided as necessary.

    4.2 Our zero-tolerance approach to modern slavery must be communicated to all suppliers,
    contractors and business partners at the outset of our business relationship with them and
    reinforced as appropriate thereafter.

  5. Breaches of this policy
    5.1 Any employee who breaches this policy will face disciplinary action, which could result in
    dismissal for misconduct or gross misconduct.

    5.2 We may terminate our relationship with other individuals and organisation’s working on our
    behalf if they breach this policy.