Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking Statement

Harwich Haven Authority’s role is to be a harbour authority that provides services which are safe, sustainable, efficient and, for the benefit of all our stakeholders.

The Authority is committed to acquiring goods and services without causing harm through the effects of modern slavery and human trafficking, as defined and identified in the Modern Slavery Act 2015. This can take many forms and presents a real, but sometimes hidden, problem in our society and we do our utmost to ensure that none of these activities are taking place within our business or supply chain.

We exercise increased due diligence on suppliers that are considered high risk or with high value spend, and we maintain continuous engagement with of all our suppliers. Each procurement process has responsibilities and principles embedded in the tender process as part of the evaluation criteria. Where non-compliant activities are suspected or detected, we will engage closely with those suppliers to ensure that robust measures are implemented by them to address any issue.

In accordance with Section 54 of the Modern Slavery Act 2015, this statement’s purpose is to inform all stakeholders about how we address modern slavery, human trafficking, forced and bonded labour and labour violation within our business and supply chains.

Neil Glendinning, CEO