We, Amada United Kingdom Limited (“Amada UK”), are a part of the global Amada Group of Companies, with our parent company’s head office in Japan. Amada UK has an annual turnover in excess of £36m.
Our primary activity is the distribution of Amada sheet metal machinery and the service of the same.
As a group of companies we are committed to acting ethically and with integrity in all our business dealings and relationships. We have a zero-tolerance approach to modern slavery and human trafficking and are committed to upholding the principles encompassed in the Modern Slavery Act 2015.
From 2017, we will regularly assess risk related to issues of human trafficking, modern slavery and forced labour and conduct internal auditing as to whether such risk lies within our supplier chain and take any step required to prevent human trafficking, modern slavery and so forth in terms of compliance with the Modern Slavery Act. We will undertake training with specific employees engaged in managing our supply chain, to ensure that they are equipped with the necessary knowledge and awareness to correctly assess the risk within our supplier base and to prevent issues stated above.
We will also liaise with other Amada Group of Companies to ensure that their suppliers are monitored regularly in respect of compliance with the Modern Slavery Act.
We are confident that our internal risk assessment, auditing of the supply chain and training of key staff will be completed by the end of our financial year 2017/2018.
This statement is made pursuant to section 54(1) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and constitutes our slavery and human trafficking statement for the financial year ending 31st March 2017.The board of directors of Amada United Kingdom Limited delegated approval of this settlement on its behalf to the Managing Director, at its board meeting on 3rd July 2017.
Amada United Kingdom Limited
Date: 3rd July 2017