This statement is made pursuant to section 54(1) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015, sets out the approach taken by Aker Systems to understand all potential modern slavery or human trafficking, and the actions undertaken to mitigate any such risk.
Aker Systems have a zero-tolerance approach to modern slavery. We are committed to acting ethically and with integrity in all our business dealings and relationships, preventing modern slavery taking place in our business and in our supply chains.
Aker Systems Limited is a Private Limited Company. The Company builds and operates ground-breaking, ultra-secure, high performance, cloud-based data infrastructure for the enterprise. We are based in London, UK. Aker Systems understands the importance of ensuring there is no modern slavery within its business and its supply chains. Based on what we do, where our suppliers are based, there is a very low risk that any form of slavery and human trafficking would affect our business.
We are 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. We expect the same high standards from all of our contractors and suppliers. Aker Systems have number of policies and procedures in place.
Aker Systems internal policies and procedures details rules and guidelines by which employees are required to behave. It sets out our stance and how individual(s) raises any areas of concerns through the correct procedures. We aim to encourage openness and will support anyone who raises genuine concerns in good faith.
Aker Systems deliver company-wide training sessions, this is designed to encourage employees to look out for violations of the law and empower employees to report such violations with confidence that their concerns will be taken seriously and actioned accordingly. Our process for contracting with Suppliers
Any employee engaged in the process of selecting suppliers conduct reasonable checks to ensure that supplier are accountable over modern slavery. They may also be asked to provide a copy of relevant policies. Where necessary, verification of the working conditions of staff and contractors may be required.
Where necessary, there is a written requirement for suppliers to implement effective systems and controls to prevent slavery from affecting any part of the business/supply chain. We can also require them to provide us with a summary of the steps they take to prevent modern slavery We may also terminate a contract at any time should any instances of modern slavery come to light.
Darren Thomas - CEO
Modern slavery policy
This policy applies to all employees of Aker Systems, as well as all other individuals working within Aker Systems including agency workers, consultants, contractors, trainees/individuals on work experience, vendors, external agencies and/or any other parties or persons with a business relationship with us.
Aker Systems have 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 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 201 5. We expect the same high standards from all of our contractors, suppliers and other business partners, and as part of our contracting processes, we include specific prohibitions against the use of forced, compulsory or trafficked labour, or anyone held in slavery or servitude, whether adults or children.
You are personally responsible for ensuring that you comply with any controls and procedures we instigate. The prevention, detection and reporting of modern slavery in any part of our business or supply chains is the responsibility of all those working for us or under our control. You are required to avoid any activity that might lead to, or suggest, a breach of this policy.
You must notify your Line Manager as soon as possible if you believe or suspect that a conflict with or a breach of this policy has occurred or may occur in the future.
We aim to encourage openness and will support anyone who raises genuine concerns in good faith under this policy, even if they turn out to be mistaken. Aker Systems are committed to ensuring no one suffers any detrimental treatment because of reporting in good faith their suspicion that modern slavery of whatever form is or may be taking place in any part of our own business or in any of our supply chains. If you believe that you have suffered any such treatment, you should inform your Line Manager or the HR Team immediately, and if the matter is not remedied employees may raise it formally using our grievance policy.
Training on this policy forms part of the induction process for all individuals who work for us.
Last updated: October 2023