Scot Young Research Limited

Anti-Slavery and Human Trafficking Policy

November 2017

1               POLICY STATEMENT


  • 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. We have a zero­ tolerance approach to modern slavery and we are committed to acting ethically and with integrity in all our business dealings and relationships and to ensuring modern slavery is not taking place anywhere in our own business and so far as possible in any of our supply chains.


  • We are also committed to ensuring there is transparency in our own business and in our approach to tackling modern slavery throughout our supply chains. We expect the same high standards from all of our contractors, suppliers and other business



  • This policy applies to all persons working for us or on our behalf in any capacity, including employees at all levels, directors, officers, agency workers, seconded workers, volunteers, interns, agents, contractors, external consultants, third-party representatives and business partners.


  • This policy does not form part of any employee’s contract of employment and we may amend it at any




  • The Board of Directors has overall responsibility for ensuring this policy complies with our legal and ethical obligations, and that all those under our control comply with


  • The Board of Directors have primary and day-to-day responsibility for implementing this policy, monitoring its use and effectiveness, dealing with any queries about it, and auditing internal control systems and procedures to ensure they are effective in countering modern slavery.


  • Management at all levels are responsible for ensuring those reporting to them understand and comply with this policy and we aim to develop training on it and the issue of modern slavery in supply chains.




  • You must ensure that you read, understand and comply with this


  • 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.


  • You must notify your Line Manager or if not available, HR or any Director of the Company as soon as possible if you believe or suspect that a conflict with this policy has occurred, or may occur in the future.


  • You are encouraged to raise concerns about any issue or suspicion of modern slavery in any parts of our business or supply chains at the earliest possible stage.


  • If you believe or suspect a breach of this policy has occurred or that it may occur you must notify your Line Manager or if not available, HR or any Director of the Company or report it in accordance with our Whistleblowing Policy as soon as possible.


  • If you are unsure about whether a particular act, the treatment of workers more generally, or their working conditions within any of our supply chains constitutes any of the various forms of modern slavery, raise it with your Line Manager or if not available, HR or any Director of the Company.


  • 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. If you believe that you have suffered any such treatment, you should inform your Line Manager or if not available, HR or any Director of the Company immediately. If the matter is not remedied, and you are an employee, you should raise it formally using our Grievance Procedure.




  • Training on this policy, and on the risk our business faces from modern slavery in its supply chains, will form part of the induction process for all individuals who work for us, and regular training will be provided as


  • 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




  • Any employee who breaches this policy will face disciplinary action, which could result in dismissal for misconduct or gross


We may terminate our relationship with other individuals and organisations working on our behalf -if they breach this policy.

Scot Young Research Limited

Slavery and Human Trafficking Statement

November 2017



  • We are committed to improving our practices to combat slavery and human trafficking. We have a zero-tolerance approach to modern slavery and are fully committed to preventing slavery and human trafficking in our corporate activities.


2               OUR BUSINESS


  • Scot Young Research Limited provide innovative cleaning solutions and products for the industrial and commercial cleaning sector Worldwide. We form a part of a Group of Companies with the Ultimate Parent Company and Head Office, Scot Young Research Inc., located in

As a Group, the Company employees over 150 people with a combined annual turnover in excess of £30.0 million (2016) with locations in the UK, USA, Canada, China and Europe.


3               OUR SUPPLY CHAINS


  • Our supplier relationships have been established over a number of years and are built upon maintaining close and personal links and contact with the owners or directors of these


Prior to utilising the services of proposed new contractors or suppliers, they are asked to complete a document referred to as a ‘Supplier Approval Questionnaire’ which will determine whether or not they will be accepted as a contractor or supplier to the SYR Group. The due diligence from the document covers aspects relating to Quality Assurance, Environmental and Health and Safety compliance, Ethical Compliance and Company Performance. In addition references from other customers are obtained in order to establish the suitability.


To date we have not been made aware of any slavery and/or human trafficking activities within the supply chain but if any were highlighted to us then we would act immediately.




  • We are committed to ensuring that there is no modern slavery or human trafficking in any part of our business and in so far as is possible to requiring our suppliers hold a similar




  • We have in place a rigid new contractor or supplier suitability document which helps to identify potential risks with utilising the proposed new contractor or supplier. In addition the existing supply chains are reviewed and monitored and thus both these steps aid in reducing the risk of risk of slavery and human trafficking occurring in our supply chains.


We have in place a policy to protect whistle blowers who highlight to us any risk of slavery or human trafficking within our business.


6               TRAINING


  • To ensure a high level of understanding of the risks of modern slavery and human trafficking in our supply chains and our business, we aim to ensure individuals who work for us are provided with regular training, as


This statement is made pursuant to section 54(1) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and constitutes our slavery and human trafficking statement for the financial year ending 31 August 2018.