Slavery and human trafficking remains a hidden blight on our global society. Blakebrook AG and its subsidiaries (Phixos Limited, Symbiotics Limited, AMI Learning Limited and Real Time Consultants Limited) have a responsibility to be alert of the risks, however small, in our business and in the wider supply chain. Staff are expected to report concerns and management are expected to act upon them.
This statement is made pursuant to section 54(1) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and sets out the steps we have taken and are making to ensure that our business as well as our supply chains are free from slavery and human trafficking during the financial year ending 31 December 2016.
Blakebrook AG is a privately owned company with a group wide turnover of £15 Million, employing in excess of 125 employees with an excess of 100 additional staff deployed on contracts across the globe. Blakebrook AG offers aviation, aerospace, rail, automotive and defence resourcing solutions supporting OEM's, operators and support businesses.
Blakebrook AG has six business streams comprising of Phixos (safety critical software and firmware development), RUAS (Remote Unmanned Aviation vehicle training and service delivery), AMI Learning (elearning development and assessment and training platforms), RT Consulting (Bespoke project teams and consultancy solutions), Real Time Consultants (Professional and Technical Recruitment) and Symbiotic Performance Solutions (Personnel assessments and development). Our parent company Blakebrook AG has its head office in Switzerland with the group main office located in Worcester UK
We principally operate in the following countries and regions:
Blakebrook AG's supply chains include the sourcing of office equipment and suppliers principally related to the provision of recruitment, training and engineering services.
In addition, some of our businesses provide manpower services through relationships with limited companies to provide manpower
Our modern slavery policy reflects our commitment to acting ethically and with integrity in all our business activities and relationships and implementing and enforcing effective procedures and controls to minimise the risks of modern slavery practices infiltrating our business operations or supply chains.
We also make sure our suppliers are aware of our policies and ask that they adhere to the same high standards.
We use Risk Management processes to assess which of our own activities and supply chains represent the highest risks in respect of slavery or human trafficking, in particular, geography, sector and cost of supply.
In order to monitor and mitigate the risks of slavery occurring within our supply chains we aim to follow the due diligence processes in relation to new suppliers identified as being high risk according to the risk assessment procedures described above. Also, as part of our initiative to identify and mitigate risk:
We have zero tolerance to slavery and human trafficking. We expect all those in our supply chain and contractors to comply with our values.
The Directors and Senior Managers are responsible for compliance in their respective Business Units and the management of their supplier relationships.
We will provide training to relevant members of staff at Induction to ensure that they understand the risks of modern slavery infiltrating our business or supply chains and effective operation of our policies and procedures are aimed at mitigating this risk.
All Directors and Senior Managers have been briefed on the subject of modern slavery and our expectations of them.
We make specific provision in our Whistleblowing Policy for the protection of those who whistleblow in relation to any issue of modern slavery.
We use the following KPI's to measure how effective we have been to ensure that slavery and human trafficking is not taking place in any part of our business' supply chains:
This statement is made pursuant of section 54(1) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and constitutes our Group's Slavery and Human Trafficking Statement for the current financial year.