Modern Slavery Statement
Transdev plc and subsidiaries, Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking Statement 2016
This statement is made pursuant to section 54(1) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and is the Transdev plc slavery and human trafficking statement for the financial year ended 31st December 2016
Transdev plc is the holding company for a group of companies providing transport services in the UK. The principal trading entities are Transdev Blazefield Limited, Green Tomato Cars Limited, Cabfind Limited and Comet Car Hire (CCH) Limited. Transdev plc is in turn a wholly owned subsidiary of Transdev Group, a global provider of transport services incorporated in France and whose ultimate parent undertaking is Caisse des Dépôts et Consignations, a French public sector financial institution.
Transdev plc and its subsidiaries operate wholly within the UK and its suppliers are also predominantly based in the UK or Western Europe. We therefore consider that the risk of the business contracting with organisations engaged in or exposed to slavery or human trafficking is relatively low.
Transdev Group and its subsidiaries are committed to achieving high standards of corporate social responsibility, underpinning its support for the United Nations’ Global Compact. As part of that CSR initiative the Group launched during 2016 a new Suppliers Charter. This Charter is aimed at ensuring that all suppliers to the Group adhere to high standards of ethical, environmental and social behaviour. With respect to employees the Charter requires that Transdev’s suppliers are efficient in:
The Transdev Group and its suppliers shall work together to identify critical points in the supply chain with regard to the principles upheld and identify the necessary concrete progress and monitoring actions, focusing on employee health and safety.
Respect of employee rights
Suppliers should consider the individual and collective development of those involved in their business as a major issue. Therefore they shall:
- Only employ persons who have reached the minimum legal age and shall not have recourse to child labour.
- Not have recourse to forced or compulsory labour. Forced or compulsory labour is defined by ILO Convention C29 as “any work or service demanded of an individual under threat of penalty and to which the individual has not given full consent”.
- Remove any recourse to illegal employment as defined by the rules of the countries in which they operate.
- Eliminate all forms of discrimination in access to employment and in particular not make any distinction or exclusion, or show preference based on ethnic origin, gender, religious convictions, political opinion or national or social origin which has the effect of nullifying or impairing equality of opportunity or treatment in employment or occupation.
- Comply with legal provisions on maximum working hours.
- Comply with applicable provisions on minimum wage and regularly pay wages to employees.
- Recognise the right to collective bargaining and encourage social dialogue and freedom of association in accordance with applicable legal provisions.
- Ensure the employability of their employees by providing appropriate training, taking into account sensitive populations.
Suppliers shall be particularly vigilant in implementing the Charter in counties that are not signatories of the ILO conventions in which they directly or indirectly might be involved (vigilance applies to all the supply chain).
Transdev plc and its subsidiaries are in the process of implementing this Charter with their principal suppliers and will extend its reach to any supplier where there is a potential exposure to goods or services originating from areas where slavery or human trafficking are a material risk.