Alere Toxicology Plc – Slavery and Human Trafficking Statement for the Financial Years 2015 and 2016
This statement is made pursuant to Section 54, Part 6 of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and sets out the steps the Alere Toxicology Plc (“the Company”) has taken to ensure that slavery and human trafficking is not taking place in our supply chains or in any part of our business.
The breadth, depth and interconnectedness of our supply chain make it challenging to effectively manage business and sustainability issues. Respecting human rights and environmental issues in the supply chain is ultimately our suppliers’ responsibility. As customers, however, we play an active role in supplier development and have adopted various means to clearly communicate our expectations to our suppliers.
Supply Chain Standards: we incorporate Anti-Slavery requirements into our Supply Chain standards, and we actively audit our suppliers against them through our supplier audit program.
Terms and Conditions of Purchase: Our standard Terms and Conditions of Purchase specifically prohibit slavery and human trafficking by our suppliers and their suppliers/ include compliance with law clauses which would include human trafficking and slavery laws.
Alere Group: The Alere Group Code of Conduct states that “Alere does not engage in human trafficking or slavery in its workforce and requires that its employees take reasonable precautions to avoid buying from suppliers who engage in human trafficking or slavery.”
The Board of Directors of Alere Toxicology Plc have delegated approval of this statement on its behalf to its Managing Director, Neil James.