Tradmet Group of Companies Anti-Slavery Statement
Tradmet Limited and subsidiary Tradmet Hong Kong Limited trade in non-ferrous metals dealing with processors, smelters and producers worldwide. The group (Tradmet) contracts with companies situated in many different countries and has a network of agents worldwide.
Tradmet takes the issue of slavery and forced labour seriously and operates a zero-tolerance approach to modern slavery. Throughout our activities and supply chain there is no place for slavery, forced labour or human trafficking.
Tradmet is committed to providing its staff with a salary which for employees in the UK at least meets the National Living Wage and offers the required level of statutory leave entitlement. We ensure that, in the UK, our staff have provided their National Insurance Number, and a Working Visa if applicable, prior to their employment; we perform the necessary checks to determine their eligibility to work in the UK and ensure that their salary will be monitored by HMRC.
Although the nature of international trade makes absolute confidence very difficult to acquire, we have worked to create a culture where:
- Everyone working for us understands the risks of slavery, trafficking and exploitative workplaces and remains committed to eliminating them
- Strong personal relationships with customers and suppliers are maintained – staff regularly travel worldwide to visit smelters, processors and warehouses and attend numerous industry conferences. The nature of these visits, together with the close alliances in the business maintains awareness of risk factors within individual businesses
- All new customers and suppliers have detailed compliance checks including criminal background checks for all directors and officers
- The origin of material is identified and documented wherever possible and its status is clearly communicated to customers in line with their requirements
- Anyone in our supply chain, customer base or teams can report concerns to the board for investigation
- Any suppliers or customers who are known to have committed an offence under the Modern Slavery Act 2015 or known to be under investigation for an offence under the Modern Slavery Act 2015 will not be permitted to do business with Tradmet.
We continue to use the following key performance indicators to measure how effective the steps we have taken have been:
- Staff training levels
- Actions taken to strengthen supply chain auditing
- Review and investigate reports of Modern Slavery and how they have been resolved
Approved by the board and signed by:
M Tradgett, Director
This policy is re-issued annually and includes the statements required by Section 54 of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 for the year ended 31 December 2018.