We have zero tolerance policy with regard to modern slavery and human trafficking.
We are committed to monitoring, developing and improving our operations to combat slavery and human trafficking.
We seek to ensure there is no modern slavery human trafficking or other abuse of human rights in our business operations or in any of our supply chains.
As a member of the Mitsubishi Electric Corporation group of companies, we apply the Mitsubishi Electric Group Conduct Guidelines1. These include our continuing commitment to respect the law, to act with highest integrity, and always to conduct ourselves with respect for human rights.
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Mitsubishi Electric Europe B.V. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Mitsubishi Electric Corporation.
Our UK business operations include:
As of 31 March 2017 we employ over 600 staff in the UK and our annual turnover to 31 March 2017 in UK was in excess of €400 million.
Our principal supplier of goods and services is our parent company Mitsubishi Electric Corporation. We also buy goods and services from other Mitsubishi Electric group companies.
We may source other goods and services to meet our business needs―whether for onward supply to our customers in conjunction with our supply of Mitsubishi Electric goods and services or for export to our parent company.
Every Mitsubishi Electric Europe B.V. employee receives a personal copy of the Mitsubishi Electric Group Conduct Guidelines and must conform to those Guidelines and with all applicable laws.
We have briefed our purchasing staff with regard to the requirements of the legislation, our corporate policies and this Anti-Slavery and Human Trafficking Statement.
During the financial year ending 31 March 2017 we have conducted an eLearning compliance training module for the UK Modern Slavery Act 2015 to our staff.
In UK, 573 members of our staff completed this eLearning, along with a further 51 employees based outside UK.
We have a whistleblowing system in place for our staff. This includes protection for whistleblowers.
This statement outlines the steps we have taken during the past year to seek to ensure that slavery and human trafficking is not taking place (i) in any of our supply chains, and (ii) in any part of our own business.
This statement is approved by our Board of Directors and constitutes our slavery and human trafficking statement for the financial year ending 31 March 2017 as required by section 54(1) of the UK’s Modern Slavery Act 2015 for ‘Transparency in supply chains etc.'.
This statement is for publication on our website.
Our website’s homepage carries a prominent link to this statement.
President and CEO
Mitsubishi Electric Europe B.V.
Issue date: 29 September 2017