EthosEnergy is a leading independent global provider of rotating equipment solutions and services for the power, oil and gas and industrial markets, serving customers in over 100 countries.
Since publishing our first Modern Slavery Statement in August 2017 and subsequent statements, we remain focused on raising awareness of modern slavery across our business and continue to take action to tackle it.
The UK Modern Slavery Act 2015 requires the business to state the actions they have taken during the financial year to ensure modern slavery is not taking place in their operations and supply chains. We recognise the importance and remain committed to, and act relentlessly in, ensuring there is no modern slavery or human trafficking in our supply chains or in any part of our business and undertake to comply with our values, policies, all laws and regulations including laws relating to anti-slavery.
This statement refers to the financial year ending 31 December 2020. It sets out the steps taken by Ethos Energy Group Limited and its subsidiaries (*listed below) to prevent modern slavery and human trafficking in our operations and supply chain.
This statement was approved by the board of Ethos Energy Group Limited on 26 May 2021 and signed by Michael Muse, Chief Financial Officer, on 4th June 2021.
As a culturally diverse company we use a shared set of beliefs to bind us together. We refer to these as Our Ethos.
Our Ethos is the foundation upon which we build our business. It marks who we are and what we do, and more importantly, all five elements were selected and defined by our employees. Our beliefs define our business and are how we communicate with our employees and customers.
The five elements of Our Ethos are Safety, Service Excellence, People, Financial Responsibility and Integrity, and describe what is at the very heart of EthosEnergy.
EthosEnergy places a high value on integrity, mutual respect and ethical conduct and the trust that results from telling the truth, following all laws, treating each other properly and delivering on our promises. Our Business Ethics Policy is designed to help us meet our responsibilities. It sets out our principles and practices that guide us on how we ethically and legally conduct business globally. Our Business Ethic Policy is reviewed and updated periodically.
We strive to create an environment of excellence in everything we do, dedicating ourselves to becoming extraordinary leaders. We believe that leadership is the demonstration of positive behaviors that in turn creates a culture of excellence. The following commitments and behaviors guide us to our culture of excellence: Engaging, Relentless, Nimble and Inclusive. These commitments and behaviours not only create a culture of excellence but help ensure that we do not have any modern slavery or human trafficking in our supply chain.
Our suppliers and third party intermediaries are fundamental to our ability to deliver services to our clients safely, on time, within budget and to the quality standards we and our clients expect. Making sure that modern slavery and human trafficking is not part of our supply chain helps us to maintain healthy and sustainable relationships. By engaging with our suppliers and third party intermediaries we ensure they are aware of our expectation that they comply with our Business Ethics Policy and all local, and national laws and regulations and (where applicable) international laws and regulations. Our Code of Conduct for Suppliers incorporates these provisions and assurances are sought from our suppliers that no slavery is used anywhere by the supplier or in its supply chain. Throughout 2020 a review was undertaken of our standard terms and conditions used in our supply chain and these were revised with more robust provisions to address modern slavery.
We endeavour to raise awareness of the risks of modern slavery. All our people complete Business Ethics Training and are required to complete an annual acknowledgement that they have read and understood the Business Ethics Policy. We ensure an environment of inclusivity by offering the Business Ethics Training in 6 different languages and our Business Ethics Policy is also available in 7 different languages. We expect all our people to adhere to the Business Ethics Policy in their daily business and we, through engagement and training, empower our employees to do the right thing and report any improper or unethical conduct that they observe or suspect in connection with work. We have an independent third party helpline available 24 hours a day, every day of the year for reporting any concerns. The helpline is available in over 150 languages. We regularly engage with our people by running compliance campaigns which include raising awareness of modern slavery and human trafficking.
We continue to monitor our supply chain to assess the risk of modern slavery and human trafficking and to develop measures to mitigate against such risks.
*UK Subsidiaries: EthosEnergy (GBR) Limited, EthosEnergy (MEA) Limited, EthosEnergy (Middle East) Limited, EthosEnergy (Overseas) Limited, EthosEnergy US Holdings Limited, EthosEnergy Investments Limited, EthosEnergy Light Turbines Limited, and Gas Turbine Efficiency Limited.