Modern Slavery Act Statement
Statement of Mercedes-Benz Grand Prix Ltd regarding the Modern Slavery Act 2015.
The Modern Slavery Act 2015 came into effect on 29th October 2015. This law requires large businesses in the UK to disclose information regarding their policies to eradicate slavery and human trafficking from their supply chain and within their business.
Mercedes-Benz Grand Prix Ltd (“Mercedes GP”) understands the importance of these measures and is committed to helping eradicate all forms of slavery and human trafficking around the world.
Mercedes GP strictly prohibits the use of slavery or human trafficking in its direct supply chain. We have implemented a change into our supplier contracts in which our suppliers sign up to a clause which specifically requires them to comply with the Modern Slavery Act 2015. This clause also allows MGP to audit supplier’s compliance with this clause.
Mercedes GP will adopt a zero tolerance policy towards violations of the laws banning forced labour, slavery and human trafficking. Our contractual agreements now permit the termination of supplier contracts for that reason.
Mercedes GP has compiled a self-assessment questionnaire which it is sending to all new suppliers which will allow Mercedes GP to identify any risks in relation to forced labour, slavery and human trafficking.
Our Own Business
Daimler AG’s (the parent company of Mercedes GP) Integrity Code details the rules and procedures by which Mercedes GP should treat fellow employees. This includes:
- Transparent and fair behaviour, such as protecting human rights
- Compliance with legislation, including fundamental rights at work - in particular freedom of association and elimination of discrimination throughout employment.
Mercedes GP conducts training to emphasise the importance of acting with integrity and in line with its own internal standards. Guidance regarding the Modern Slavery Act 2015 has now been incorporated into our company-wide compliance training sessions, highlighting risk factors for employees to look out for when dealing with suppliers or with fellow employees. The training materials are then made available to all staff via the Mercedes GP intranet.