KD Group of Companies LTD

Modern Slavery Statement

 

Introduction

As a leading SME in the M&E Industry, we are committed to the highest standards of professionalism, ethics and integrity. We are committed to conducting our business in a lawful manner and this includes engaging with our suppliers to ensure that they share our high standards.

This statement is published on behalf of KD Group of Companies LTD (and those companies within the KD Group Network, namely Kent Drainage LTD, KD Maintenance LTD, KD Pumps Limited and KD Asbestos LTD). References to “we”, “us”, “our”, “KD Group” or the “firm” are to all companies in our network. This statement has been approved by KD Group of Companies LTD directors on 17 January 2021. A signed version is available for inspection on request.

Supply chain relationships

The Modern Slavery Act 2015 defines modern slavery as “slavery, servitude, and forced or compulsory labour” as well as “human trafficking” (“Modern Slavery”). KD Group opposes all forms of Modern Slavery, and we have not identified any examples of Modern Slavery within our business or supply chains supporting the services we provide to our clients. Our suppliers are generally local, although some are part of national or global businesses. We foster long-term relationships with suppliers and avoid making demands of suppliers that might lead to them violating human rights. We are not aware of any suppliers, or other contracted workers attending to matters at our offices, paying their personnel a salary not equivalent to the London Living Wage or an equivalent living wage pursuant to the region where that office is based. We identify risks to workers in our supply chain, carrying out due diligence before we engage suppliers and throughout the relationship. We are committed to buying quality products and services from ethical suppliers.

Policies

We promote ethical values and behaviour within our business and our supply chains, and our Anti-Slavery Policy reflects a commitment to conduct all business relationships with ethical principles. In accordance with our Whistleblowing Policy, we encourage and empower all our colleagues to be vigilant and immediately to report any concerns they might have in this respect.

Training

We have a training programme for our senior management and office management teams, as well as those of our employees who have responsibilities in relation to engaging the firm’s suppliers. A copy of our Anti-Slavery Policy is made available to all new joiners to KD Group. Our aim is continuing to raise awareness of the issues and increase informed scrutiny.