Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking Statement
ML Power Systems is a John Deere Expanded Service Dealer specialising in the marine and construction industries. Whilst we are a small company we recognise our social responsibilities, including preventing slavery and human trafficking within our business and supply chain. Slavery and human trafficking are criminal offences as set out under The Modern Slavery Act 2015, and refers to slavery, servitude and forced or compulsory labour, and human trafficking . ML Power Systems does not tolerate any form of slavery or human trafficking. We do not facilitate or participate in human trafficking; use forced, involuntary, or slave labour; or purchase materials or services from companies using forced, involuntary, or slave labour. We do not knowingly conduct business with companies who participate in slavery and human trafficking. Our larger suppliers and customers have published Slavery and Human Trafficking statements on their website. For example, John Deere is our main supplier and has a clear Slavery and Human Trafficking policy that can be found at
Within our company, we ensure that all employees work without intimidation, or the threat of physical and verbal violence. All appropriate health and safety measures have been taken to ensure
a safe working environment for all employees. Furthermore, all employees have freely chosen to work for the company and are free to leave once reasonable notice have been give, as set out in their employment contract. Right to work in the UK checks have also been undertaken following the regulations of the Immigration Act 2015. All employees are paid wages above the national legal
standard and ML Power Systems comply with national employment regulations. We do not use subcontractors or recruitment agencies, and so all employees are recruited and known to the
management with whom employees have direct contact. Some of our employees work on-site where they may come across forced, involuntary or slave labour. Any suspicions can be initially raised with the company’s management who will then contact the appropriate organisation. If the victim is thought to be in immediate danger, employees are recommended to call 999. Alternatively, employees can contact any of the organisations below with their suspicions. Employees reporting suspected cases will be supported by ML Power Systems.
Possible indicators of modern slavery and human trafficking
• a worker may be malnourished, ill-kept, frightened or injured but do not wish to seek medical assistance
• they may not have control of their wages, bank accounts or personal documents
• be afraid to talk or withdrawn
• have others who speak for a worker or a number of workers, others may agree to work/shift on behalf of worker(s), and present their documentation or give the worker’s personal information
• have few or no personal items
• have little or no food
Modern Slavery reporting authorities
• the Police on 999, in an emergency, or 101 in a non-emergency situation
• CrimeStoppers 0800 555 111 or https://crimestoppers-uk.org/give-information/giveinformation-online/
Crimestoppers is a charity, not part of the police or the government. Crimestoppers is the UK’s only crime fighting charity and does not record phone calls or take any personal details, and computer IP addresses cannot be traced.
• Modern Slavery Helpline on 08000 121 700 or https://www.modernslaveryhelpline.org/report
Unseen, a Non-Government Organisation (NGO) that operates a UK-wide 24/7 Modern Slavery Helpline that victims, employers and members of the public who may encounter modern slavery can call for expert support and advice. Calls can be made anonymously 24 hours a day, free from landlines and most mobile phones.
• the Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority (GLAA) on 0800 432 0804 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Any business or individual that has a concern may phone the GLAA even where the exploitation occurs outside of the food or agricultural supply chains. The GLAA has Standard Operating procedures in place to offer advice and direct the person calling in relation to next steps.
• the Salvation Army on 0300 303 8151 a 24 hour referral line
• Migrant Help on 07766 668 781
• Stronger Together www.stronger2gether.org
A business led initiative to tackle modern slavery within businesses and their supply chains with resources and further information.