For the Period Ending 30 September 2017
This Statement is made pursuant to the Modern Slavery Act 2015 (the ("Act") which was introduced by the UK government and received Royal Assent on 26 March 2015. lt sets out the steps that the Kynetec group of companies ("Kynetec") has taken during the previous financial year ending 30 September 2017 to ensure that slavery and human trafficking is not operated within either its own business or its supply chains. Modern slavery can occur in various forms including servitude, forced or compulsory labour and human trafficking; it can affect children and adults. Kynetec has zero tolerance for such activities.
Kynetec is a global leader in market research for animal health and agriculture. Kynetec helps companies around the world understand the dynamics of their marketplace, turning research into business opportunities and enabling clients to create winning strategies. Kynetec has offices, contacts and partner ventures located in over 25 countries worldwide. Kynetec is committed to respecting and upholding the human rights of our employees and other individuals that we interact with directly or indirectly. We have a number of procedures in place that contribute to ensuring that modern slavery does not occur in our business or supply chains.
- Employment - robust recruitment processes in line with relevant employment laws, including "right to work" document checks, contracts of employment, market-related pay and rewards reviewed annually, and well-being activities and initiatives to support our employees' physical and mental well-being.
- Policies and controls - all Kynetec employees are subject to a Code of Conduct which details policies such as Diversity and Equal Opportunity, Anti-Bribery and Corruption, Health and Safety etc.
- Supply Chain - we expect our suppliers to comply with the Act and to ensure that their businesses are conducted in an ethical and slavery free manner.
- Employees - we have enabled our employees to understand more about this growing issue by developing and sharing resources and by guiding them on how to report any suspicions by introducing an internal whistleblowing procedure to enable anyone who has concerns to raise them in a confidential way, without the fear of any negative consequences.
Kynetec recognises the importance of, and is committed to continuing, constant vigilance to identify and address any impacts associated with slavery and human trafficking.
This Statement has been approved by the Board of Directors and is signed on its behalf by:
Stephen Hearn, Chief Executive Officer