Updated: 23rd November, 2022
To outline AMCL’s commitment to the elimination of modern slavery and our approach to ensure compliance with our obligations under the Modern Slavery Act 2015.
We are an independent professional services company specialising in management consulting across the infrastructure, transport and utilities sectors. We operate globally, with 15 offices worldwide.
Our service provision is delivered by our global workforce; as a professional service organisation, our supply chain is relatively limited.
Further information about AMCL’s structure, functions and the markets within which we operate can be found at http://www.amcl.com.
Our policy applies to all businesses within AMCL and our direct suppliers.
We are committed to ensuring our business and supply chains are free of any practices of modern slavery and human trafficking. It is our expectation that our employees and our supply chain will respect this commitment and ensure compliance with any legislation. We are a business that upholds integrity and transparency in all our business dealings and our modern slavery prevention measures are no exception.
The risk of modern slavery and human trafficking within our recruitment, employment and suppliers is minor. We mitigate this risk through our process as described below.
Our direct employment model provides control over the work undertaken and labour conditions under which our workforce operates.
We have robust recruitment practices, including ‘right to work’ checks for all prospective employees and maintain a preferred supplier list of agencies that are sourcing candidates on our behalf. This ensures we maintain an assured overview of those entering our employment and prevents the occurrence of forced or involuntary labour. We have human resources representatives working with senior management in each region to ensure that:
Where we have third parties providing services on behalf of AMCL within our own work sites, we have well-established processes for the engagement of their services, ensuring that their conduct and working practices are consistent with our own.
If a suspected breach of this policy has occurred, is occurring, or may be about to occur, it is the responsibility of everyone working for AMCL, or on our behalf, to report it. We have protected reporting mechanisms in place under our whistleblowing policy that allow anyone to report potential non-compliance in confidence and without fear of repercussion.
We operate several internal policies that protect our employees:
It is our expectation that our suppliers will adhere to our commitment to a zero-tolerance approach when it comes to any form of slavery or human trafficking.
From 1st January 2017 our standard terms and conditions for the appointment of suppliers will mandate compliance with the Modern Slavery Act 2015, or equivalent, if applicable to the organisation.
We have an expectation that any suppliers contracted by our organisation are committed to:
This statement is made pursuant to section 54(1) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015.
Group Operations Director
On behalf of the Board of Directors