Introduction from the CEO

Pilot Group Limited (the “Company”) has a zero tolerance approach to any form of modern slavery and human trafficking, and we are committed to acting ethically and with integrity in all of our business relationships. This statement outlines the steps we take to ensure that slavery and human trafficking are not taking place in any part of our business or within our supply chains.

STRUCTURE AND BUSINESS OF PILOT GROUP LIMITED

Pilot Group Limited is the parent company of Pilot Group Infrastructure, trading as Electric Systems Limited, Utopia Technology Limited and TWM Traffic Control Systems Limited (together the “Group”). The Group uses its expertise in the electronic, electrical, heating and lighting sectors to provide integrated technology solutions to improve working environments and transport systems.

DUE DILIGENCE PROCESSES FOR SLAVERY AND HUMAN TRAFFICKING

As part of our initiative to identify and mitigate risk we have in place 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; and
  • protect whistle blowers.

The Group has a suite of policies in place which include the following:

  • Anti-slavery and Human Trafficking Policy. This is provided to all new members of staff on joining the Group. The policy makes it clear that the Group has a zero-tolerance approach to slavery and human trafficking, and sets out the appropriate action to take in the case of a suspected, or actual breach.
  • Whistleblowing Policy. Contained within the Group’s Employee Handbook and sets out the Group’s policy towards whistleblowing.
  • Code of conduct. The code makes clear the actions and behaviour expected of employees when representing the Group. We strive to maintain the highest standards of employee conduct and ethical behaviour at all times, including when operating abroad and managing our supply chain.
  • Equal Opportunities and Diversity policies. The Group is committed to providing equal opportunities in employment. We are also fully committed to the elimination of unlawful and unfair discrimination and value the differences that a diverse workforce brings to the organisation.
  • Recruitment policy. The Group uses only specified, reputable employment agencies to source labour and always verifies the practices of any new agency it is using before accepting workers from that agency.
  • “Right to work in the UK” documents. These are checked for all new employees prior to commencing employment with the Group. All employees are given an employment contract and are made aware of all internal policies and procedures as well as their statutory entitlements and other benefits

TRAINING

All new members of staff are required to complete an induction, during which the Group’s Anti-slavery and Human Trafficking policy and procedures are outlined, and their importance emphasised.

All employees are also required to sign a statement confirming that they have read and understood the contents of the Employee Handbook and its associated policies.

All Directors and Staff have been made aware of our Policy and that it is on our website.

FURTHER STEPS

We are not aware of any activities within the Group or our supply chain that would indicate slavery or human trafficking. However, should we become aware of such activities, we will react immediately and will introduce appropriate measures to eliminate them.

This statement is made pursuant to section 54(1) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and constitutes the Group’s slavery and human trafficking statement for the financial year ending 2019.

PHILIP HODARI
CEO
Pilot Group Limited
November 2019