Modern Slavery Statement
1. Introduction from the Managing Director
This statement is made pursuant to s.54 of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and sets out the steps that Hyundai Motor UK Limited (HMUK) has taken and is continuing to take to ensure that modern slavery or human trafficking is not taking place within our business or supply chain.
This statement constitutes our slavery and human trafficking statement for the financial year ending 31.12.2020. It was approved on 01.01.2021.
Modern slavery encompasses slavery, servitude, human trafficking and forced labour. HMUK will not tolerate forced labour (including human trafficking) or child labour in our operations. We are committed to acting ethically and with integrity and transparency in all business dealings and intend to put effective systems and controls in place to safeguard against any form of modern slavery taking place within the business or our supply chain.
2. Our business
Hyundai has sold vehicles in the UK since 1982 and has been a participant of the United Nations Global Compact since 2008. In 2005, Hyundai opened its own UK subsidiary, Hyundai Motor UK Ltd, originally based in High Wycombe, Berkshire and now relocated to Leatherhead, Surrey. Hyundai Motor UK employs more than 3,000 people through its UK operations and dealer network.
3. Our supply chains
We are currently implementing a supplier code of conduct as well as a preferred supplier list. We are in the late stage of rolling out a due diligence process that is designed to ensure that our suppliers have appropriate practices in place to avoid any form of modern slavery. This due diligence will include an online search to ensure that a particular organisation has not been convicted of offences relating to modern slavery; were we to have concerns that a supplier were involved in any form of modern slavery, on-site audits (which include a review of working conditions) would be carried out.
4. Our policies on slavery and human trafficking
Hyundai’s global Human Rights Policy reflects the company’s commitment to fair treatment of our people around the world. We are committed to ensuring that there is no modern slavery or human trafficking in our supply chains or in any part of our business. Our upcoming Anti-slavery Policy will reflect our existing commitment to acting ethically and with integrity in all our business relationships and to implementing and enforcing effective systems and controls to ensure slavery and human trafficking is not taking place anywhere in our supply chains.
5. Due diligence processes for slavery and human trafficking
As part of our initiative to identify and mitigate risk we are taking steps to put in place systems
(a) Identify and assess potential risk areas in our supply chains;
(b) mitigate the risk of slavery and human trafficking occurring in our supply chains;
(c) monitor potential risk areas in our supply chains; and
(d) protect whistleblowers.
6. Supplier adherence to our values
We have zero tolerance to slavery and human trafficking. We are working on a comprehensive policy to combat modern slavery in our supply chains. In this development we intend to involve the following functions of our business: Compliance, Legal, Human Resources and Sales.
To ensure a high level of understanding of the risks of modern slavery and human trafficking in our supply chains and our business, we will provide training to our staff.
HMUK: Hyundai Motor UK Ltd
Managing Director: Ashley Andrew