Modern Slavery Act 2015
Statement of Athlon Mobility Services UK Limited (‘Athlon’) pursuant to the Modern Slavery Act 2015
The Modern Slavery Act 2015 came into effect on 29th October 2015. This law requires businesses doing business in the UK which supply goods or services and have an annual turnover exceeding £36 million to disclose information regarding their policies to eradicate slavery and human trafficking from their supply chain and within their business.
Athlon is proud of the integrity measures it takes in this regard.
Athlon strives to eradicate slavery and human trafficking in its supply chain and own business and the steps it takes include the following:
Written policies and procedures - As part of the Mercedes-Benz Group, Athlon has a supplier code of conduct that requires all Mercedes-Benz Group companies’ suppliers to either sign up to a sustainability clause which details all requirements around forced labour, slavery and human trafficking or confirm they have similar controls in place. This can be found on the Mercedes-Benz supplier portal by clicking here.
Violations - Athlon has a zero tolerance policy towards violations of the laws banning forced labour, slavery and human trafficking. Athlon contractual agreements permit the termination of suppliers for a single violation.
Our own business
Written policies and procedures – As a Mercedes-Benz group company Athlon adopts Mercedes-Benz’s Integrity Code which details the rules and procedures by which we should treat fellow employees. This includes:
- Transparent and fair behaviour, such as protecting human rights; and,
- Compliance with legislation, including fundamental rights at work - in particular freedom of association and elimination of discrimination throughout employment.
Employee Training - Athlon is committed to providing training for its employees and conducts on-line and face to face training for all employees to emphasise the importance of acting with integrity and in line with our own internal Ethical Business Code. Guidance regarding the Modern Slavery Act is incorporated into our company training sessions.
Violations - Athlon’s disciplinary policy permits the termination of employees found to be involved in any breach of the law banning forced labour, slavery and human trafficking.
Athlon will continue to monitor and update its policies and procedures as required to ensure it maintains appropriate safeguards against any mistreatment of persons involved in its supply chain or own business.
Athlon UK’s annual statement for period between 1 January 2021 and 31 December 2021 can be viewed by clicking here.