Statement on Modern Slavery
MAUSER UK. Ltd. makes this statement pursuant to section 54(1) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015. It constitutes the slavery and human trafficking statement of MAUSER PACKAGING SOLUTIONS’s UK subsidiaries and affiliates for the financial year ending 31 December 2019.
MAUSER UK Ltd. is part of MAUSER PACKAGING SOLUTIONS; this company group was founded in 1896 in Germany. Today, MAUSER PACKAGING SOLUTIONS generates a consolidated global turnover of EUR 3.8 billion, with more than 11,000 employees in over 180 sites and a presence in Europe, as well as in America and Asia. MAUSER PACKAGING SOLUTIONS, along with its joint ventures, is one of the leading providers of industrial packaging solutions for various industries, among other industries the chemical, petrochemical, pharmaceutical and food & beverage industries. MAUSER, PACKAGING SOLUTIONS’ products include plastic packaging, fiber drums, steel drums, cans, pails Intermediate Bulk Containers (IBCs), specialty and medical containers, reconditioned packaging and reconditioning services.
Policies in relation to slavery and human trafficking
MAUSER PACKAGING SOLUTIONS’ Code of Conduct stipulates that directors, executives, and employees of MAUSER PACKAGING SOLUTIONS and its affiliated subsidiaries are obliged to observe a multitude of social, political and legal framework conditions. Rigorous training on the content and application of the Code is mandatory for every employee, and each single employee has to acknowledge that he has read and agrees to comply with the Code of Conduct.
At MAUSER PACKAGING SOLUTIONS we support the United Nation’s Universal Declaration of Human Rights and endorse the principle of the United Nations Global Compact Initiative. Our stance on human rights is codified in various policies which promote human rights standards internally and throughout MAUSER PACKAGING SOLUTIONS’ entire business operations worldwide. We follow a clear ‘zero tolerance to child labor’ policy in our business operations and we do not tolerate child labor in our supply chain either.
Our Supplier Code of Conduct emphasizes that child labor, forces labor and slave labor are completely unacceptable and that we expect our suppliers to adhere to the Sustainability Principles as mentioned in this policy.
Due diligence process in relation to slavery and human trafficking
Complete, honest, accurate, timely and comprehensible reporting and communication is important to us within MAUSER PACKAGING SOLUTIONS, but also in relation to the general public. Our business transactions have to be documented by our employees in accordance with legal and internal requirements; this includes proper recordkeeping and e-mail administration.
Based on our policies Suppliers are asked to implement management systems to facilitate adherence to all applicable laws and promote continuous improvement with respect to the following subjects:
- Compliance with all applicable laws, regulations, contractual agreements and generally recognized standards (including those for quality, health, safety, environment). All required permits, licenses and registrations are obtained, maintained and reported as required.
- Communication of these sustainability principles to their supply chain
- Allocation of appropriate resources to fulfil these principles
- Develop adequate documentation to demonstrate adherence to the MAUSER Supply Code of Conduct and allow MAUSER reasonable access to the document
- Identify and manage risks related to the subjects mentioned
- Establish appropriate training measures for the employees to gain appropriate knowledge and understanding of these Principles
- Continuously improve sustainability performance by implementing appropriate measures
Nevertheless, we are aware that Modern Slavery in the supply chain will continue to be one of the world’s biggest exposures. Therefore, we continue to commit our corporate activity not only to strict compliance with all applicable statutory provisions but also to the determined observance of human rights in our sphere of influence.
The Board of Directors has approved this statement and the statement will be reviewed, updated and approved annually.
Brühl,1 April 2020
Mauser Packaging Solutions