Slavery and human trafficking remains a serious issue within our global society. We all have a
responsibly to be alert to the risks, however small, in our business and in the wider supply chain.
This statement is made pursuant to Section 54, Part 6 of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and sets out
the steps 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.
We believe transparency is the best way we can ensure the public that we are doing our best
as an ethical corporation. In that spirit, we have published here our annual statement of slavery
and human trafficking. This statement addresses the steps taken by Adept Vehicle Solutions to fulfil this legal requirement.
Our Supply Chain
Our Policies On Slavery And Human Trafficking
Our Antislavery Strategy is incorporated into our Code of Ethics Policy, 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.
Our Supplier Code of Conduct already contains a clause agreeing the protection of human rights
against all forms of forced or bonded compulsory labour.
We promote high standards and expect our employees and suppliers to comply with our Code of
Ethics Policies at all times.
Our employees are required to
• To read and understand Adept policies and the company expects its employees to know the
• values expected from them.
• To promptly report any concerns about any violation of Lyreco policies.
• To cooperate with any investigation related to a violation of Adept policies
As part of the Code of Ethics Policy we also encourage our employees and suppliers to raise any
concerns they have with us directly. Where there are concerns raised, we investigate the matter
fully and take action where appropriate.
Our main slavery risks lay in our supply chain in developing countries. As a result, and in order
to manage risk:
• All suppliers had adhered to the code of ethics before being registered as approved suppliers.
• For Adept branded products compliance audits are carried out in where risk of modern slavery is higher.
To ensure a high level of understanding of the risks of modern slavery and human trafficking in our
supply chains and our business, Adept has provided training to relevant members of staff.
The Senior Management Team of the Company delegated approval of this statement on its behalf
to the Managing Director of the Company, at its board meeting on 14th January 2019.