This statement is made pursuant to section 54(1) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and sets out the steps we have taken to ensure that our business as well as our supply chain is free from slavery and human trafficking during the financial year ending 2020.
Maun Industries Limited (“Maun”) is committed to preventing slavery and human trafficking occurring in any of its corporate activities, as well as seeking to ensure that our supply chain is also free from such practices.
Our organisational structure and operations
Maun is a manufacturer of security sealing products and hand tools used in many sectors. We employ less than 50 people, operate in the United Kingdom and have sales throughout the world. Maun operates in a purpose-built manufacturing works and tool making facility with stockholding capacity.
We have a total annual turnover of around £4 million (2019).
Nature of our supply chain
Our supply chain involves the purchase of raw materials and parts to enable us to manufacture and sell our products. Almost 90% of our purchases are sourced from suppliers in the UK with 8% from Germany, 3% China, and less than 1% from India, and Ireland.
Policies relating to slavery and human trafficking
Our anti-slavery policy reflects our commitment to implementing and enforcing effective procedures and controls to minimise the risks of human trafficking and other modern slavery practices infiltrating our business operations or supply chain, and to acting ethically and with integrity in all our business activities and relationships.
We ensure that our suppliers are aware of our policies and take appropriate measures to ensure that our suppliers adhere to the same high standards.
Our policies have been developed in consultation with the Make UK.
We use the following processes and information/resources to assess which of our own activities and parts of our supply chain present the highest risks in respect of slavery or human trafficking.
- Identify and assess high risk countries in our supply chain.
- Mitigate the risk of slavery and human trafficking occurring in our supply chains.
- Review/monitor potential risk areas in our supply chains.
- Ensure all employees have the right to work in the UK.
On the basis of these processes, we have identified the following activities to be at highest risk of infiltration in relation to slavery and human trafficking.
Parts from India
India has been identified as a high-risk country with a vulnerability rating of 55.49/100 on the Global Slavery Index. Maun purchases parts for one of its products from India and this equates to 0.14% of our purchases. 0.61% of the population in India has been identified as living in conditions of modern slavery.
Raw materials from China
China has been identified as a high-risk country with a vulnerability rating of 50.65/100 on the Global Slavery Index. Maun purchases raw materials from China, and this equates to 3.17% of our company’s purchases. There have been many media reports of forced labour and trafficking in China. The Chinese government is committed to tackling these issues. However, some local governments are slow in implementing change.
Finished products and parts from Germany
Germany has been identified as a low-risk country with a vulnerability score of 10.44/100 on the Global Slavery Index. Maun purchases some finished products and parts from Germany and this equates to 8.34% of our purchases.
Administrative Service from Ireland
Ireland has been identified as a low-risk country with a vulnerability score of 10.35/100 on the Global Slavery Index. Maun used a service from a supplier in Ireland in 2019 that equated to 0.08% of our purchases.
We also seek continually to review the operations of existing suppliers in relation to the risk of slavery and human trafficking.
Due diligence processes in relation to slavery and human trafficking
We have a zero tolerance to slavery and human trafficking. In order to monitor and mitigate the risks of slavery and human trafficking occurring within our supply chain, we aim to undertake the following due diligence processes in relation to all suppliers identified as being high risk according to the risk assessment procedures described above.
- A supplier questionnaire will be sent out to each of the suppliers that has been identified as high risk.
- All new suppliers in high risk regions will be required to complete the questionnaire before trading will take place.
- Countries will be regularly monitored to ensure any new high-risk regions will be identified and suppliers contacted.
- All staff will receive adequate training on this policy and any supporting processes applicable to their role. Such training forms part of the Company’s induction processes.
We provide training to all staff to ensure that they understand the risks of slavery and human trafficking infiltrating our business or supply chain and effectively operate our policies and procedures aimed at mitigating this risk.
Monitoring of our anti-slavery policy
We intend to use the following key performance indicators (KPI’s) to monitor how effective we have been in ensuring that slavery and human trafficking is not taking place in any part of our business or supply chains.
- Percentage of supplies purchased from suppliers assessed as high risk (where sources of information include our suppliers’ own slavery and human trafficking statements and the Global Slavery Index www.globalslaveryindex.org for countries from which they supply us).
- Remedial action taken by suppliers where non-compliance is identified.