The Modern Slavery Act 2015 (the “Act”) which came into force in October of the same year, consolidates offences relating to trafficking and slavery.
The Liberty Steel Organisation is proud of the values it already applies to its global manufacturing operations, which includes at its heart, conducting business to the highest ethical standards with good social conscience. We are nevertheless not complacent, and committed to continually improving our practices to help in combating global slavery and human trafficking.
We have a clear mission to transform steel and related manufacturing into a global technology and product leader through our GREENSTEEL plan. This relies heavily on investment in people, knowledge and customers. In an ever more demanding environment, our global corporate responsibility is actively supported by our shared corporate values which can be found at www.libertyhousegroup.com/our-businesses/liberty-steel/
Modern slavery is a crime and a violation of fundamental human rights. It takes various forms, such as slavery, servitude, forced and compulsory labour and human trafficking, all of which have in common the deprivation of a person’s liberty by another in order to exploit them for personal or commercial gain.
The Liberty Steel Organisation has a zero-tolerance approach to modern slavery, we are committed to acting ethically and with integrity in all of our business dealings and relationships and to implementing and enforcing systems and controls to ensure modern slavery is not taking place anywhere in our own business or in any of our supply chains.
This statement is made pursuant to section 54(1) of the Act and constitutes the Liberty Steel Organisation slavery and human trafficking statement for the financial year ending 31 December 2017.
Chief Executive Officer
Liberty Steel UK