We are committed to legal compliance, ethical standards and the fundamental human rights, as set out by the principles of the International Labour Standards / United Nations Guiding Principles.
This Statement sets out Anti-Graffiti Systems Limited’s commitment to eliminating the exploitation of people under the Modern Slavery Act 2015 (the Act). It summarises how Anti-Graffiti Systems Ltd operates and the policies and processes in place to minimise the possibility of potential issues or risks identified, how we monitor them and how we train our staff.
Modern Slavery includes (but is not limited to) servitude, forced or compulsory labour, and human trafficking. Anti-Graffiti Systems Limited will not tolerate any form of Modern Slavery within its workforce or other parties with whom the company interacts.
This Statement is published in accordance with section 54 of the Act, and relates to the financial year 1st October 2020 to 30th September 2021. It was approved by the Company Board on 25th January 2017.
Anti-Graffiti Systems is a limited company operating in the rail sector. We work mainly in the London Underground and other transport sectors.
Anti-Graffiti Systems Ltd is an independent business.
Who we work with
AGS has a permanent workforce and also uses temporary and subcontract workers in the supply of services to its clients. Some of these workers operate through their own limited companies.Other relationships
As part of our business, we also work with the following organisations, where applicable:
- trade unions
- professional and regulatory bodies
- industry bodies
- The Recruitment and Employment Confederation (www.rec.uk.com) and the Institute of Recruitment Professionals (www.rec-irp.uk.com) via our sister company AGS Support Services Ltd
Anti-Graffiti Systems has the following policies which incorporate ethical standards for our staff:-
- Corporate Social Responsibility Policy
- Ethical Procurement Policy
- Anti-Bribery & Corruption Policy
- Whistle-Blowing Policy
- Equity & Diversity Policy
Statement development and review
Anti-Graffiti Systems Statement is established by the Company Board and management team, based on advice from HR professionals, industry best practice and legal advice, and in consultation with suppliers and customers as their own modern slavery policies develop. We review our policy annually, or as and when needed to adapt to changes.
Our Processes for Managing Risk
In order to assess the risk of modern slavery, we use the following processes with our suppliers and customers:
- Identify and assess management requirements and any potential high-risk areas within our business and supply chains, including materials/labour sourcing.
- Address and directly prohibit practices that are known to contribute to the risk of modern slavery.
- When engaging with suppliers and customers, we ask for evidence of their processes and policies, including commitments around modern slavery, human trafficking, forced labour, human rights, and whistle-blowing.
- We undertake reviews before entering into a commercial relationship with any business where there is the potential for risk. These reviews determine whether businesses will be added to our approved supplier or customer lists.
- Take all necessary steps should modern slavery practices be identified within either our business or our supply chain.
- After due consideration, we have not identified any significant risks of modern slavery, forced labour, or human trafficking in our supply chain. However, we continue to be alert to the potential for problems.
Additionally, we have taken the following steps to minimise the possibility of any problems:
- We require the businesses we work with to address modern slavery concerns in their policies and/or publish a modern slavery statement.
- We collaborate with our suppliers in order to improve standards and transparency across our supply chain.
- We ensure that all of our suppliers are members of appropriate industry bodies and working groups, where applicable.
Our staff are encouraged to bring any concerns they have to the attention of management.
As part of monitoring the performance of Anti-Graffiti Systems Ltd, the Company Board and management team regularly assess that Anti-Graffiti Systems is:
- Only working with suppliers who have signed up to an appropriate code and can provide their own modern slavery statements/policy
- Only working with suppliers who are on our own approved supplier list
- Checking the effectiveness of enforcement against suppliers who breach modern slavery policies
- Obtaining feedback from staff supplied to ensure they are being treated in an appropriate manner
- Ensuring channels of communication exist for the reporting of any issues regarding modern slavery, human trafficking, forced labour and similar human rights abuses.
We are committed to this Policy and shall ensure this is communicated within the business and our supply chain. This includes raising an awareness of modern slavery issues, including how to spot the signs in our business and those of our supply chain.
All of our staff receive training and support that is appropriate to their role. In particular, we encourage staff to whistle blow and report any concerns and issues directly to the management team, who is responsible for preventing modern slavery within our business.
A confidential national Modern Slavery Helpline and Resource Centre has been set up which provides help, advice or information about any modern slavery issue. The Centre is open 24 hours per day, 365 days per year and can be contacted as follows:-
By telephone on 08000 121 700 or
Online at www.modernslaveryhelpline.org