Modern Slavery Policy
A) What information do we collect and how do we do it?
This statement applies to Activ8 Energies (referred to in this statement as ‘the Organisation’). The information included in the statement refers to the financial year 2018.
B) Organisational Structure
Activ8 Solar Energies
CEO — Ciaran Marron
Managing Director — Aidan Marron
Activ8 Solar Energies design, supply & install solar thermal and PV systems across Ireland and Northern Ireland.
Activ8 considers that modern slavery encompasses:
- Human trafficking
- Forced work, through mental or physical threat;
- Being owned or controlled by an employer through mental or physical abuse of the threat of abuse;
- Being dehumanised, treated as a commodity or being bought or sold as property;
- Being physically constrained or to have restriction placed on freedom of movement.
Activ8 Solar Energies acknowledges its responsibilities in relation to tackling modern slavery and commits to complying with the provisions in the Modern Slavery Act 2015. Activ8 Solar Energies understands that this requires an ongoing review of both its internal practices in relation to its labour force and, additionally, its supply chains.
Activ8 Solar Energies does not enter into business with any other organisation, in the United Kingdom or abroad, which knowingly supports or is found to involve itself in slavery, servitude and forced or compulsory labour.
No labour provided to Activ8 Solar Energies in the pursuance of the provision of its own services is obtained by means of slavery or human trafficking. The Activ8 Energies strictly adheres to the minimum standards required in relation to its responsibilities under relevant employment legislation in Ireland & Northern Ireland.
E) Supply Chains
In order to fulfil its activities, Activ8 Solar Energies main supply chains include those related to the supply and installation of solar thermal and solar PV systems across Ireland & Northern Ireland.
F) Potential Exposure
Activ8 Energies considers its main exposure to the risk of slavery and human trafficking to exist e.g. in its Product supply chains because they involve the provision of labour in a country where protection against breaches of human rights may be limited.
In general, Activ8 Energies considers its exposure to slavery/human trafficking to be relatively limited, it has taken steps to ensure that such practices do not take place in its business nor the business of any organisation that supplies goods and/or services to it.
Activ8 Energies carries out due diligence processes in relation to ensuring slavery and/or human trafficking does not take place in its organisation or supply chains, including conducting a review of the controls of its suppliers.
Activ8 Energies has not, to its knowledge, conducted any business with another organisation which has been found to have involved itself with modern slavery.
In accordance with section 54(4) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015, Activ8 Energies taken the following steps to ensure that modern slavery is not taking place:
Activ8 Currently have not taken any extra steps to ensure modern slavery is not taking place. The company’s plan is to:
- Reviewing our supplier contracts to include termination powers in the event that the supplier is, or is suspected, to be involved in modern slavery;
- measures in place to identify and assess the potential risks in its supply chains;
- undertaking impact assessments of its services upon potential instances of slavery;
H) Key Performance Indicators
Activ8 Energies has set the following key performance indicators to measure its effectiveness in ensuring modern slavery is not taking place in Activ8 Energies or its supply chains.
I) Slavery Compliance Officer
Activ8 Energies has a Slavery Compliance Officer, to whom all concerns regarding modern slavery should be addressed, and who will then undertake relevant action with regard to Activ8 Energies obligations in this regard.
This statement is made in pursuance of Section 54(1) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and will be reviewed for each financial year.