Modern Slavery Act 2015 slavery and human trafficking statement for the financial year ended 30 april 2016
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.
The Lightsource Group has 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 implementing and enforcing effective systems and controls to ensure modern slavery is not taking place anywhere in our own business or, where relevant, 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, consistent with our disclosure obligations under the Modern Slavery Act 2015. We expect the same high standards from all of our contractors, suppliers and other business partners.
Lightsource is Europe’s leading developer and operator of solar photovoltaic (PV) projects and provides operation and maintenance and asset management services in relation to PV projects. It is headquartered in London, United Kingdom. Further details can be found at www.lightsourc e-re.co.uk.
DUE DILIGENCE PROCESSES RELEVANT TO SLAVERY AND HUMAN TRAFFICKING
As part of our initiative to identify and mitigate risk we are assessing our systems to:
- Identify and assess potential risk areas in our supply chains;
- Mitigate the risk of slavery and human trafficking occurring in our supply chains;
- Monitor potential risk areas in our supply chains including by reviewing, where necessary, the controls that the suppliers have in place; and
- Protect whistle
If we identify instances of modern slavery or human trafficking we will take suitable action which may include not appointing or re-appointing the supplier in question and notifying relevant authorities of the issues involved.
Where a supplier does not have suitable controls in place to prevent slavery and human trafficking, we will consider whether we can work with them to implement improvements.
TRAINING AND AWARENESS
To ensure a high level of understanding of the risks of modern slavery and human trafficking in our supply chains and our business, we will provide training to our staff where relevant.
NATURE OF THIS STATEMENT
This statement is made pursuant to section 54(1) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and constitutes our Group’s slavery and human trafficking statement for the financial year ending 30 April 2016.
SIGNATURE OF DIRECTOR
LIGHTSOURCE RENEWABLE ENERGY HOLDINGS LIMITED