Anti-slavery and human trafficking statement
We at Dornan Engineering Services Limited (“DESL”) condemn slavery and human trafficking, and are committed to ensuring that all people are treated with dignity and respect when we are competing for and running projects and activities wherever we work.
The company and structure
DESL is a provider of electrical, mechanical and instrumentation services in the construction sector, primarily responsible for projects in the UK. DESL is part of the Dornan Engineering Limited Group (“DEL”), its parent company, which has its head office in Ireland. DEL is primarily responsible for projects within Ireland and Europe. Another company within the Group – Kantor Energy Limited – is responsible for the design and development of energy system solutions for projects in the UK.
The Group has over 1000 employees and operates in Western Europe including the UK, Ireland, Sweden, the Netherlands, Germany, Belgium and Denmark. The Group has a global annual turnover of approximately £232m and DESL has an annual turnover of approximately £81m.
Our supply chains
Our supply chains include sub-contractors, suppliers and agency staff in the UK and Europe who assist in the completion of the projects in each country we operate in.
Our policies on slavery and human trafficking
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 to hold similar ethos. Our slavery and human trafficking policy statement reflects our commitment to acting ethically and with integrity in all our business relationships and to implementing and enforcing effective systems and controls to ensure slavery and human trafficking is not taking place anywhere in our supply chains.
We have a dedicated compliance team who audit our supply chain, with involvement from the following departments: Quality, Finance, Human Resources, Health & Safety, and Procurement, to ensure all those in our supply chains and contractors comply with our values. This audit consists of reviewing their approach to slavery and human trafficking and ensuring they comply with employment legislation. Dornan prides itself in ensuring we are fair to do business with. We acknowledge all local labour legislation, pay our employees the required rates for the job and audit our supply chain to ensure labour suppliers are adhering to local legislation requirements.
Due diligence processes for slavery and human trafficking
We have systems in place to identify, assess and monitor potential risk areas in our supply chains and protect whistleblowers who highlight to us any risk of slavery or human trafficking within our business. As part of our initiative to identify and mitigate risk, we follow all local labour legislation and ensure our suppliers adhere to the requirements of the Modern Slavery Act 2015. We check passports and visas and audit our supply chains to ensure they comply with legal working requirements.
We train our staff to ensure a high level of understanding of the risks of modern slavery and human trafficking in our supply chains and our business. We also require our business partners to provide training to their staff, suppliers and providers.
Our effectiveness in combatting slavery and human trafficking
We use the following key performance indicators to measure how effective we have been to ensure that slavery and human trafficking is not taking place in any part of our business or supply chains:
- Audits of our supply chains
- Written confirmations from our suppliers to ensure they adhere to the legislation
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 March 2018. Any query about this policy statement should be addressed to Mr Oliver Lonergan, Managing Director, Dornan Engineering Services Limited.