Hayward Tyler Group plc (HTG) and subsidiaries

Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking Statement

This statement is made in compliance with section 54 of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and constitutes the Group’s modern slavery and human trafficking statement for the financial year ended 31 March 2016. It sets out the steps the Company has taken to ensure that modern slavery and human trafficking is not taking place in our supply chains or in any part of our business.

Our structure

HTG is incorporated and resident in the Isle of Man, with shares listed on the London Stock Exchange Alternative Investment Market (AIM). The Group’s principal place of business is the United Kingdom, and it also has facilities in China, India, and USA.

Our business

The Group’s principal business is the design, manufacture, and servicing of performance-critical equipment for the global energy market. The Group has over 500 employees globally servicing a range of markets including power, nuclear, renewables, marine, and oil and gas.

Our supply chain

Our supply chain includes the procurement of raw materials, components, professional services, facility maintenance, and agency staff.

The majority of our supply chain is based in countries considered to be lower risk, including the UK, USA, and Germany.

The Group requires its Human Resources teams, its Supply Chain teams, Compliance Officer, and the General Managers of its operations to complete training covering provisions of the Modern Slavery Act 2015, business areas most at risk, and supply chain audits.

The Group uses only specified reputable recruitment agencies to source labour and always verifies the practises of any new agencies it is using before accepting workers from that agency.

The Group undertakes due diligence when it considers taking on new suppliers and when reviewing existing suppliers.

Our policies

Since the Modern Slavery Act 2015 came into force the Group has developed a new anti-slavery policy, and updated both its whistleblowing policy and employee code of conduct.

The anti-slavery policy sets out an employee’s responsibilities in relation to the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and the procedures to be followed where the employee believes that a breach of the policy may have occurred.

Performance indicators

The Group has reviewed its key performance indicators (KPIs) in light of the introduction of the Modern Slavery Act 2015. As a result, the organisation:

  • requires relevant individuals to have completed training on anti-slavery by 31 March 2017;
  • will review its existing supply chain by 31 March 2017, whereby the Group will evaluate all existing suppliers based in high risk countries.

This statement has been approved by the Group’s Board of Directors who will review and update it annually.