Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking Statement
2023 – 2024
This is a voluntary statement published in accordance with the Modern Slavery Act 2015. It sets out the steps taken by the Forev Limited (FOR:EV) to prevent modern slavery and human trafficking in its business and supply chains.
FOR:EV is a private limited company, which was formed in November 2017. FOR:EV is a vehicle charging network owner and operator delivering a reliable and robust charging infrastructure in the UK and Europe.
FOR:EV is a Living Wage employer and is committed to maintaining a non-discriminatory and respectful working environment for its staff.
FOR:EV is committed to ensuring that there is no form of modern slavery or human trafficking within our organisation or in our supply chains.
About Our Supply Chain
In order to fulfil its activities, FOR:EV’s main supply chains include those related to the supply of component parts (electric vehicle charge point units, including microchips) from various suppliers in Europe.
FOR:EV considers its main exposure to the risk of slavery and human trafficking to exist within the activities of suppliers and their suppliers of raw materials. This is because they could involve the provision of labour in a country where protection against breaches of human rights may be limited.
In general, FOR:EV considers its exposure to slavery and / or human trafficking to be extremely low. Nonetheless is has taken steps to ensure such practices do not take place in its business nor the business of any orgnaisation that supplies it with goods or services.
In preparation for publishing our first voluntary statement, FOR:EV has taken the following steps:
Informed, and made training available to, all employees about the Modern Slavery Act 2015, types of forced labour, general indicators of modern slavery, and how to report suspected incidents.
Determined processes to ensure new and existing suppliers align with FOR:EV’s commitments to the Modern Slavery Act 2015.
FOR:EV has not, to its knowledge, conducted any business with another organisation which has been found to have involved itself with modern slavery.
Key Performance Indicators
FOR:EV has set the following key performance indicator to measure its effectiveness in ensuring modern slavery is not taking place in the organisation or its supply chain.
Being an SME allows for additional transparency within the orgnaisation. Employees are encouraged to report on any potential failings when following the steps to prevent modern slavery.
FOR:EV has the following policy, which further defines its stance on modern slavery.
FOR:EV recognise that Modern Slavery is a crime and a violation of fundamental human rights. We are aware that modern slavery takes various forms, including slavery, servitude, forced and compulsory labour and human trafficking, all of which have in common the deprivation of a person’s liberty by another in order to exploit them for personal or commercial gain. FOR:EV encourages all staff members to monitor the risk of modern slavery, both internally and externally, and to report on any potential risks or failings.
FOR:EV provides written guidance to staff on modern silvery, with the facilities to conduct further reading into any changes to or implications of the Modern Slavery Act.
Slavery Compliance Officer
Steve Dunlop, Chair of the Board, will be the contact for all concerns regarding modern slavery. This underpins the seriousness with which FOR:EV regards this matter.
This statement is made in pursuance of Section 54(1) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and will be reviewed on at least an annual basis.
This statement has been approved by
Steve Dunlop, CEO of Forev Limited on 16th May 2023