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(which incorporates: Rittal Ltd, Braithwell Way, Hellaby Industrial Estate, Hellaby, Rotherham, South Yorkshire, S66 8QY and Rittal-CSM Ltd, company registration 858856. Registered office; Broadley Industrial Park, Plymouth, PL6 7EZ)
Member of the Friedhelm Loh Group
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Plymouth PL6 7EZ
Rittal Management Ltd
Dr S Hobbs (Managing Director Rittal UK & Ireland)
Mr M Williams (Company Secretary)
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Modern Slavery Statement
This statement applies to all Rittal organisations within the United Kingdom (referred to in this statement as ‘the Organisation’). The information included in the statement refers to the financial year 2020 to 2021.
Part of the German owned Friedhelm Loh Group of Companies, Rittal designs and manufactures a wide range of enclosure solutions for the electronics and information technology sectors. Within the United Kingdom there are two Rittal companies:
1. Rittal Ltd with a Head Office in Rotherham, South Yorkshire, Offices in Canary Wharf, London and a Sales team throughout the United Kingdom. The main activities carried out by Rittal Ltd are Sales, Marketing and Logistics.
2. Rittal-CSM Ltd with a Head Office and Manufacturing facility in Plymouth, Devon. The main activities carried out by Rittal-CSM Ltd are Engineering, Manufacturing and Logistics.
Both companies are controlled by a Board of Directors with overarching governance by the Friedhelm Loh Group.
The labour supplied to the Organisation in pursuance of its operation is carried out solely within the United Kingdom.
All aspects of social responsibility and ethical behaviour are governed by the Friedhelm Loh Group
Code of Conduct.
The Organisation considers that modern slavery encompasses:
• Human trafficking.
• Forced work, through mental or physical threat.
• Being owned or controlled by an employer through mental or physical abuse of the threat of abuse.
• Being dehumanised, treated as a commodity or being bought or sold as property.
• Being physically constrained or to have restriction placed on freedom of movement.
The Organisation acknowledges its responsibilities in relation to tackling modern slavery and commits to complying with the provisions in the Modern Slavery Act 2015. The Organisation understands that this requires an ongoing review of both its internal practices in relation to its labour force and, additionally, its supply chains.
The Organisation does not enter into business with any other organisation, in the United Kingdom or abroad, which knowingly supports or is found to involve itself in slavery, servitude and forced or compulsory labour.
No labour provided to the Organisation in the pursuance of the provision of its own services is obtained by means of slavery or human trafficking. The Organisation strictly adheres and in many cases, exceeds the standards required in relation to its responsibilities under relevant employment legislation within the United Kingdom.
The organisation has responsibility for the control of Suppliers in the United Kingdom only. All of these Suppliers are required to adhere to the principles of the Friedhelm Loh Group Code of Conduct.
Suppliers based outside the United Kingdom are controlled by the Friedhelm Loh Group and are required to adhere to the principles of the Friedhelm Loh Group Code of Conduct.
In general, the Organisation considers its exposure to slavery/human trafficking to be relatively limited. Nonetheless, it has taken steps to ensure that such practices do not take place in its business nor the business of any organisation that supplies goods and/or services to it.
The Organisation carries out due diligence processes in relation to ensuring slavery and/or human trafficking does not take place in its organisation or supply chains, including conducting a review of the controls of its suppliers.
The Organisation has not, to its knowledge, conducted any business with another organisation which has been found to have involved itself with modern slavery.
In accordance with section 54(4) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015, the Organisation has taken the following steps to ensure that modern slavery is not taking place:
• The development of a migrant worker policy.
• The development of a child labour remediation policy.
• The introduction of a working hours’ policy which exceeds requirements of the Working Time Regulations 1998.
Key performance indicators
The Organisation has set the following key performance indicators to measure its effectiveness in ensuring modern slavery is not taking place in the Organisation or its supply chains.
• The requirement for labour agencies to be audited on an annual basis.
Slavery Compliance Officer
The Organisation’s Slavery Compliance Officer is Ms Maggie McFarlane, Finance & Pensions Manager, to whom all concerns regarding modern slavery should be addressed, and who will then undertake relevant action with regard to the Organisation’s obligations.
This statement is made in pursuance of Section 54(1) of the Modern Slavery Act 2010 and will be reviewed for each financial year.
Maggie McFarlane, Finance & Pensions Manager, Rittal-CSM Ltd.