MODERN SLAVERY AND HUMAN TRAFFICKING STATEMENT


Introduction:

This Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking Statement is a response to Section 54(1), Part 6 of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and relates to actions and activities for the financial year ending 30 September 2020.

Vantage UAV Ltd (‘the Company’, ‘we’, ‘us’ or ‘our’) is committed to preventing slavery and human trafficking violations in its own operations, its supply chain, and its products. We have zero-tolerance towards slavery and require our supply chain to comply with our values.

Organisational structure:

Vantage UAV Ltd has business operations in the United Kingdom.

We operate in the Drone data capture sector. The nature of our supply chains is the purchasing of hardware and software from our suppliers and the provision of data capture & delivery for our clients.

For more information about the Company, please visit our website: www.vantageuav.com.

Due Diligence:

As part of our efforts to monitor and reduce the risk of slavery and human trafficking occurring in our supply chains, we undertake external supplier audits – checking certain suppliers with external third parties for any slavery or human trafficking risks.

Our due diligence procedures aim to:

  • Identify and action potential risks in our business and supply chains.
  • Monitor potential risks in our business and supply chains.
  • Reduce the risk of slavery and human trafficking occurring in our business and supply chains.

Risk and compliance:

The Company has evaluated the nature and extent of its exposure to the risk of slavery and human trafficking occurring in its UK supply chain through evaluating the slavery and human trafficking risks of each new supplier.

We do not consider that we operate in a high-risk environment because the majority of our supply chain is based in the UK and in low-risk industries, such as software and services.

 

We do not tolerate slavery and human trafficking in our supply chains. Where there is evidence of failure to comply with our procedures by any of our suppliers, we will require that supplier to remedy the non-compliance.

Effectiveness:

The Company uses Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) to measure its effectiveness and ensure that slavery and human trafficking is not taking place in its business and supply chains. These KPIs are as follows:

  • We will contact suppliers to enquire about their modern slavery practices every 12 months.
  • We will train our staff about modern slavery issues and increase awareness within the Company.

Training our staff:

The Company requires its staff to complete training and ongoing refresher courses on slavery and human trafficking. The Company’s training covers:

  • How to identify the signs of slavery and human trafficking.
  • What initial steps should be taken if slavery or human trafficking is suspected.
  • How to escalate potential slavery or human trafficking issues to the relevant parties within the Company. What external help is available.
  • What steps the Company should take if suppliers in its supply chain do not implement anti-slavery policies in high- risk scenarios, including their removal from the Company’s supply chain.

Next steps:

In the next financial year, we intend to take the following steps to tackle slavery and human trafficking by:

  • If circumstances prevail that raise suspicions with regards ot modern slavery the supplier will be contacted and concerns raised including a request for clarification within 28 days.
  • On receipt of substantiated evidence the concern will be either satisfied and revisited at the next review date or if not satisfied the client will be given further notice to evidence within 14 days.
  • If evidence is not forthcoming or not substantiated the supplier account will be terminated and escalation of the matter will proceed.


The statement was approved by the board of directors.

Richard Scriven, Director

Vantage UAV Ltd

Date 01/09/2021

Registered in England & Wales. Company No: 10947573. Registered Address: 339 Two Mile Hill Road, Bristol, BS15 1AN.

UK Office: +44 (0) 203 871 8226 / USA Office: +1 888 871 0780 / [email protected] / https://vantageuav.com

VAT No: GB291808871

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