Human Rights Policy Statement
ACAPS is an
internationally trading corrosion control company based in Cambridgeshire
England. We actively seek to provide safe, and environmental-friendly solutions
to corrosion control within the petrochemical, gas and civil construction
Our commitment to
Respect for human rights is an integral part of our
company’s culture. We respect and
support the protection of human rights within our sphere of
Our commitment to human rights includes the acknowledgement
of the following
1. The Universal Declaration of Human Rights of the United
2. Fundamental Conventions of the International Labour
3. Principles of the United Nations Global Compact
In our view, the protection of human rights is only possible
when we understand human
rights, are aware of abuse and know how to manage risks and
opportunities to improve the
conditions of the people we impact with our operations,
management and supply chain. We
have a responsibility to raise our employees’ awareness about human rights related
and encourage them to safeguard their protection.
We know that our business operations have an impact on the
people around us.
This means we have to minimize negative effects through our
business and to
increase the positive influence we can have. This refers to
our staff as well as job
applicants, but also to our sub contractors and suppliers.
commitment on human rights shows respect for the customers we supply with our
products and services and for the communities in which we live.
Our commitment comprises especially the following
1. Diversity and
Integrity, openness and mutual respect are important values
for us. We are convinced that a
work environment that is characterized by equal
opportunities and inclusion is vital for
sustaining the satisfaction of our employees as well as our
acceptance as a responsible
product and service provider. We do not tolerate
discrimination or harassment of any
2. Provision of a
good and safe working place
ACAPS as an employer cares for the health and well-being of
its employees. Operational safety
and health protection are significant in our business. It is
our goal to achieve a positive
safety culture for our employees, suppliers and contractors.
Every manager and employee
has the duty to help in identifying, evaluating and
eliminating any kind of risk to a safe
We have a responsibility towards our employees to have
appropriate access to needed resources, fair remuneration, training and
We enable our employees to maintain a good
work-life-balance. We see this as a
prerequisite for employees to engage themselves with their
families and in the communities
in which we live and work.
3. Freedom of
association and collective bargaining
We support the ILO core conventions C87 and C98. ACAPS
respect the rights of our workers and employees to join or set up trade unions
and workers’ councils of their choice
to facilitate close co-operation between employee representatives and
management. We respect the principles of collective bargaining and ensure that
workers and employees active in trade unions or workers’ organizations are not discriminated against.
4. No acceptance of
child and forced labour
We do not accept any form of child labour according to the
ILO conventions C 138 and C 182.
Also we do not tolerate forced or involuntary labour of any
kind corresponding to the ILO
principles C 29 and C 105. No employee is required to lodge
deposits or will be deprived of
identity papers when starting to work.
5. Protection of
local communities and indigenous people
As an international trading company ACAPS can on occasions
work in many places world-wide.
Thus we do have the duty to minimize any negative physical,
social and environmental
impacts and risks on local communities and indigenous
people. We recognize the special
circumstances of indigenous peoples and we must understand
the concerns and
expectations of the communities in which we live and work to
safeguard the long term
prosperity of our business.
We work continuously with our staff and managers to ensure
that they are well
informed and trained with regard to the impacts our business
can have in order to increase
their ability to protect human rights and related issues.
6. Slavery and Human Trafficking.
committed to driving out acts of modern day slavery and human trafficking
within its business and that from within its supply chains, including
sub-contractors, and partners.
acknowledges responsibility to the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and will ensure
transparency within the organisation and with suppliers of goods and services
to the organisation. These as well as the suppliers of services make up the
supply chain within
As part of the
companies due diligence processes into slavery and human trafficking the
supplier approval process will incorporate a review of the controls undertaken
by the supplier. Imported goods from sources from outside the UK and EU are
potentially more at
slavery/human trafficking issues. The level of management control required for
these sources will be continually monitored.
The company will
not support or deal with any business knowingly involved in slavery or human
The company Directors and senior management shall take responsibility
for implementing this policy statement
General Manager and Managing Director
Anglia Cathodic Protection Services Ltd