Last updated: 15th August 2023
Forcing another human into servitude is a grievous crime and an infringement on basic human rights. Such acts strip individuals of their liberty for personal or financial gains. At CHG-MERIDIAN UK, we staunchly oppose any forms of slavery or human trafficking within our business sphere.
Our principles align with a zero-tolerance stance against modern slavery. We remain steadfast in eliminating any traces of these practices within our operations and throughout our supply chains. This stance is consistent with our obligations per the Modern Slavery Act 2015.
To safeguard our commitment, this statement outlines our proactive measures against potential risks related to modern slavery, ensuring consistent vigilance against such malicious acts.
As a prominent IT Lessor, CHG-MERIDIAN UK stands at the forefront of technology innovation, delivering unparalleled IT services via our expert team. Our financial solutions span various sectors: IT, Industrial, Public Sector, and Healthcare.
With our parent company, CHG-MERIDIAN AG, headquartered in Germany, our global network extends across 30 countries with over 1300 dedicated professionals. Our annual turnover stands at €2.23bn.
Our varied business units are specialised in offering financial solutions tailored to the needs of diverse market sectors.
Our allegiance to the United Nations Global Compact reaffirms our commitment to fundamental human rights. Our ethical framework is constructed around the Ten Principles of the UN Global Compact, with foundations in key international conventions. Refer to our Sustainability Report on our website for a deeper insight.
Operating primarily as a financial entity, our supply chains encompass various financial institutions. Each entity in our chain undergoes rigorous screening to ensure they align with our ethical principles and values.
If any malpractices or concerns related to human trafficking arise, immediate actions are initiated in line with our moral and legal responsibilities.
We are relentlessly committed to eradicating modern slavery from our business realm and supply chains. Regular policy reviews ensure the relevance and effectiveness of our strategies.
While our risks related to modern slavery are minimised due to our nature of business, our dedication remains unwavering. Robust due diligence measures ensure continuous monitoring and risk assessment of potential hazards.
Key measures include:
To cultivate a keen understanding of modern slavery risks, our team undergoes comprehensive training. This includes guidance on raising potential concerns and assures protection for whistleblowers. Mandatory compliance training encompasses critical information on modern slavery and trafficking.
Operating in 30 countries, CHG MERIDIAN's global footprint is substantial. Our unwavering commitment to the United Nations Global Compact principles reinforces our ethical stance. We confidently assert the absence of slavery or human trafficking in any segment of our business.
Moving forward, we aim to amplify our efforts with increased staff training and vigilant monitoring of our supply chains.
This statement adheres to the guidelines of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and represents our stance for the financial year ending 2023.
Board Approval Date: 15.08.2023
CHG-MERIDIAN UK LTD