• Business Practices

UK Slavery and Human Trafficking Statement

This statement is made on behalf of all Arcadis entities in the UK (‘Arcadis UK’).

Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking Statement 

Arcadis UK is a provider of consultancy, design, engineering, project and cost management services in the construction sector.  

Policies on Modern Slavery

As a member of the Arcadis group of companies, Arcadis UK carries out its business activities in compliance with the Arcadis General Business Principles ("AGBP") which can be found on the Arcadis website. The AGBP confirms that “Our people are the key to our success and we respect their human and labor rights so that they may work in a safe, healthy, professional, and supportive environment.” Integrity is one of the core values under which Arcadis operates.  

Right to Work Checks and Due Diligence Processes

Our HR processes comply with all applicable UK legislation. Right to work checks as a minimum are carried out on all new Arcadis UK employees. An individual’s employment with us is conditional upon having the legal right to work in the UK. 

Training for Staff

Training on the AGBP is a mandatory part of the induction process for all new employees. All staff are required to undertake online refresher training on the AGBP every 2 years. Targeted training on the Modern Slavery Act has been provided to those most relevant within the business, for example, our contingent workers team. 

Our Supply Chain

Our supply chain comprises sub-consultants, contingent workers agencies and suppliers who provide professional services to us, and suppliers who provide goods and/or services to us in the support of our business. 

We take the following steps to prevent modern slavery or human trafficking from occurring within our supply chain:

   1. All new sub-consultants, contingent workers, agencies and suppliers must be approved through our pre-qualification process in order to be registered on our system and paid. The pre-qualification process specifically asks questions around compliance with modern slavery legislation. We are in the process of registering all existing sub-consultants, contingent workers, agencies and suppliers in this system to ensure we have consistent and up to date assurances around compliance with modern slavery legislation.  
   2. Our standard contractual terms with third parties contain appropriate clauses confirming that they carry out their business in accordance with principles consistent with the AGBP and with reference to the Modern Slavery Act where appropriate.  

This statement is made pursuant to section 54(1) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015.  
Approved by: Mark Cowlard, Chief Executive Officer, Arcadis UK 
Date:   December 2018

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