Modern Slavery Statement

Modern Slavery Statement for Financial Year 2022-2023

 

This statement is made pursuant to s.54 of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and sets out the steps that CK International has taken and is continuing to take to ensure that modern slavery or human trafficking is not taking place within our business or supply chain.

 

Modern slavery encompasses slavery, servitude, human trafficking and forced labour. CK International has a zero tolerance approach to any form of modern slavery. We are committed to acting ethically and with integrity and transparency in all business dealings and to putting effective systems and controls in place to safeguard against any form of modern slavery taking place within the business or our supply chain.

 

Our business

CK International operates across Ireland, the UK, Europe and internationally in the waste industry, with customers, suppliers and suppliers based across these regions.

 

Our high-risk areas

CK International has reviewed their markets and suppliers and identified risks and taken measures to mitigate against these risks.

 

Our policies

We operate a number of internal policies to ensure that we are conducting business in an ethical and transparent manner. These include:

 

  1. Modern Slavery policy. This policy sets out the organisation's stance on modern slavery and explains how employees can identify any instances of this and where they can go for help.
  2. Recruitment policy. We operate a robust recruitment policy, including conducting eligibility to work in the UK checks for all employees to safeguard against human trafficking or individuals being forced to work against their will.
  3. Whistleblowing policy. We operate a whistleblowing policy so that all employees know that they can raise concerns about how colleagues are being treated, or practices within our business or supply chain, without fear of reprisals.
  4. Equal Opportunities policy. This sets out the organisation's stance on equal opportunities and details how we expect employees and any associated parties to

 

Our suppliers

CK International operates a supplier policy and maintains a preferred supplier list. We conduct due diligence on all suppliers before allowing them to become a preferred supplier. This due diligence includes an online search to ensure that particular organisation has never been convicted of offenses relating to modern slavery. Our anti-slavery policy forms part of our contract with all suppliers and they are required to confirm that no part of their business operations contradicts this policy.

 

Training

We regularly conduct training for our procurement team so that they understand the signs of modern slavery and what to do if they suspect that it is taking place within our supply chain.

 

Our performance indicators

We will know the effectiveness of the steps that we are taking to ensure that slavery and/or human trafficking is not taking place within our business or supply chain if:


  • No reports are received from employees, the public, or law enforcement agencies to indicate that modern slavery practices have been

 

Approval for this statement

This statement was approved by the Board of Directors on 18 May 2022.

 

Name (Director): Paul Conlon

Signed: