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 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.
Mitsubishi Electric Air Conditioning Systems Europe Ltd. (“M-ACE”) is a wholly owned subsidiary of Mitsubishi Electric Corporation.
Our UK operations include:
The manufacture and supply of air conditioning and heat pump systems.
After sales customer support of air conditioning and heat pump systems.
The development of new products together with product trials and quality assurance approvals.
As at March 2017 we employed 894 staff in the UK and our annual turnover to 31 March 2017 was £164.4 million.
All raw materials and components are sourced from supply partners, both domestically and internationally, in compliance with Mitsubishi Electric Corporation’s “CSR Procurement Policy”2.
All products/materials/components supplied to M-ACE by third party suppliers are subject to extensive technical assessment, testing and approval. Supplier qualification is achieved through audits, commercial qualification, credit rating investigations and regulatory compliance (e.g. RoHS, REACH). Supplier Audits and Supply Agreements are refreshed annually to maintain a “Fully Approved” status.
All of our third party suppliers are subject to quality and commercial qualification, routinely complete compliance declarations, host factory audits and agree to binding supply agreements.
Every M-ACE employee is made aware of the Mitsubishi Group Conduct Guidelines through the Company Handbook, 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 who are involved in selection of and procurement from suppliers and subcontractors: 116 members of our staff completed this eLearning.
We have a whistleblowing procedure in place for our staff.
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 the Mitsubishi Electric UK website. The website’s home page carries a prominent link to this statement.
President and Director
Mitsubishi Electric Air Conditioning Systems Europe Ltd.
Issue date: 25 September 2017