This is SUZUKI GB PLC’s modern slavery and human trafficking statement for the financial year ending 31 March 2016 pursuant to section 54 of the Modern Slavery Act 2015. This has been approved by the board of directors of SUZUKI GB PLC.
We are a part of Suzuki Group and our parent company is Suzuki Motor Corporation (SMC), which has its head office in Japan. SUZUKI GB PLC supplies SUZUKI-brand automobiles, motorcycles and outboard motors within the UK, working together with a network of authorised dealerships.
We hereby state that we will not tolerate modern slavery or human trafficking in our supply chains or in any part of our business. We have encouraged conducting business in an open and ethical way. Moreover, Suzuki Group Code of Conduct, adopted in April 2016, stipulates that the Suzuki Group will respect fundamental human rights. The Code of Conduct is applicable to all directors, officers and employees of Suzuki Group companies. We are committed to human rights and employees' rights and are supportive of the UK Government's objective of eradicating modern slavery and human trafficking. We will play our part in the furtherance of this objective.
For supply chains of SUZUKI-brand products, SUZUKI CSR Guidelines for Suppliers have been adopted since September 2016 and they set forth, among other things, respect of human rights and prohibition of child labour and forced labour. We expect our suppliers to address modern slavery and human trafficking issues.
We will review the effectiveness of the measures we have taken to further improve our policies, procedures and other measures.
SUZUKI GB PLC