This is the Modern Slavery Statement for City Energy Network for the financial years ending 31st January 2018 and 31st January 2019. This statement is made pursuant to the Modern Slavery Act 2015 (the “Act”).
The Act creates offences in respect of slavery, servitude, forced or compulsory labour and human trafficking (“Modern Slavery”).
City Energy Network is not required to provide a Modern Slavery policy or relevant statement as the firm does not meet the turnover requirements stipulated within the Act. The firm chooses to publish its generic statement to demonstrate its commitment to the prevention and combatting of modern slavery in all its forms.
About City Energy Network
City Energy Network is one of the leading grant funding brokers and energy efficiency project management firms in England, Scotland and Wales.
The firm works with a number of contractors and partners across a range of products, services and sectors. Strong relationships with our contractors and partners, as well as our customers, are fundamental to the success of our business.
City Energy Network’s direct supply chain is entirely derived from small to medium sized enterprises in the UK, including some micro businesses and sole traders. Whilst the firm’s operations and projects are UK based, it recognises that Modern Slavery is not a risk that is restricted to construction projects overseas and that supply chains extend globally.
Policies and Procedures
The firm has a range of policies and procedures setting high ethical standards for the employment of personnel and the assessment of the contracting supply chain. Assessments are carried out during on-boarding and throughout the contractual relationship, assisting in identifying Modern Slavery. They include the following:
- Supplier Management Procedure
- Whistle Blowing Policy
- Human Rights Policy
City Energy Network will assess the requirements applicable for the firm under the Act for each financial year, providing assurances to its partners and supply chain.
P008 Supplier Management Procedure
POL034 Human Rights Policy
HR017 Whistle Blowing Policy within Staff Handbook
POL021 Whistle Blowing terms within Health and Safety Policy