This is the first statement for Energy Innovation Centre Limited (the EIC) pursuant to section 54 of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 (the Act) and represents the statement for the financial year ending on 31st March 2020.
The EIC is categorised as a small company pursuant to the Companies Act 2006 and does not meet the statutory thresholds set by the Act to be obliged to publish an anti-slavery statement.
However, the EIC is committed to preventing acts of modern slavery and human trafficking from occurring within its business and interactions with other companies. It has therefore taken the decision to voluntarily publish this anti-slavery statement accordingly.
2. Structure of the Business
The EIC is a company limited by guarantee, operating as a globally established not-for profit organisation with a vision that reaches far beyond the creation of new or improved utility systems – we are passionate about driving social progress, improving the quality of people’s lives and securing a safe, affordable, net zero future.
Working in partnership with gas, electricity and water utilities, the EIC bridges the gap between industry and innovators. We have extensive knowledge and we consistently deliver a proven route to market for innovative ideas and technologies.
3. Within our Business
The EIC has a number of policies and procedures in place to support employees and ensure the company’s compliance with the law.
As part of our commitment to combating modern slavery pursuant to this statement, we have implemented an Anti-Slavery Policy. EIC’s compliance with the Anti-Slavery Policy will be overseen by its Company Secretary.
4. Risk and Compliance
We do not consider that we operate in high risk sectors.
If we identify a potential risk we will endeavor to investigate, remediate and mitigate through activities such as due diligence, improved procurement practices or industry collaboration.
5. Further Actions and Sign-Off
The EIC is committed to review its actions from time to time in order to prevent slavery or human trafficking from occurring in our business or interactions with other companies. We intend to take the following further steps to tackle slavery and human trafficking during our financial year 2020/21:
· To aim to improve awareness and understanding of the Act within the business and informing staff of EIC’s approach to tackling modern slavery and human trafficking with the introduction of the Anti-Slavery Policy.
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