Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking Statement 2018

This statement is made by Mercury Engineering Unlimited Company (“Mercury Engineering”) on behalf of the entire Mercury group of companies, noting that part of its group includes Mercury Engineering and Building Services Limited, a UK registered company with turnover currently greater than £36m.

Mercury Engineering is committed to driving out acts of modern-day slavery and human trafficking within its business and that from within its supply chains, including sub-contractors, and partners. The Company acknowledges its responsibilities under the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and will ensure transparency within the organisation and with suppliers of goods and services to the organisation. These suppliers, as well as the suppliers of services, make up the supply chain within Mercury Engineering and its Group.

Mercury Engineering operates within the construction industry in various countries throughout the European Union and has minority shareholdings in entities outside the EU. Depending on the geographical location and industry sector, Mercury Engineering provides general contracting, project management, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, sprinkler and technical services. It is acknowledged that the existence of slavery is a significant risk within the construction industry. In addition, Mercury Engineering’s supply chain includes companies and/or goods from outside the EU.

Imported goods from sources from outside the UK and EU are potentially more at risk for slavery/human trafficking issues. The level of management control required for these sources will be continually monitored. As part of our due diligence processes into slavery and human trafficking, the supplier approval process will incorporate a review of the controls undertaken by the supplier.

The company will not support or deal with any business knowingly involved in slavery or human trafficking.

The company Directors and senior management shall take responsibility for implementing this policy statement and its objectives and shall provide adequate resources (training, etc.) and investment to ensure that slavery and human trafficking is not taking place within the organisation and within its supply chains.

A full copy of this policy and a copy of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 will be accessible to all employees electronically and can be obtained from the HR department upon request.

This policy statement will be reviewed annually and published.

This Policy takes into account, and supports, the policies, procedures and requirements documented in our Integrated Management System, compliant with the requirements of ISO 9001:2008, ISO 14001:2004 and OHSAS 18001:2007. The implementation and operation of this management system underlines our commitment to this policy. Formal procedures concerning slavery and human trafficking have been established, including disciplinary procedures where they are breached. Compliance obligations are included in UK subcontracts. Additional procedures ensure that this policy is understood and communicated to all levels of the company and that it is regularly reviewed by the Directors to ensure its continuing suitability and relevance to the company activities.

Signed on behalf of Mercury Engineering:

Eoin Vaughan
CEO and Director

Date: 26/10/18