Anti-Slavery Statement for 2018 This statement is made pursuant to s.54 of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and sets out Zapp Electric Vehicles Limited’s policy on modern slavery and what action it takes to make sure that modern slavery or human trafficking does not take place within our business or supply chain.
Zapp Electric Vehicles Limited has zero tolerance to modern slavery which includes any form of slavery, human trafficking, child and forced labour. We have implemented systems and controls to prevent any form of modern slavery taking place within our business or our supply chain.
Zapp Electric Vehicles Limited will therefore not knowingly use illegal child or forced labour in any commodities, products or services it provides or receives, nor will we deal with or accept commodities, products and/or services from any suppliers, sub-contractors or business partners that employ or utilize child or forced labour.
Our business Our business comprises the manufacture, marketing, sale and distribution of electric scooters and accessories based in the UK and sold within the UK and the EU. Our electric scooters are manufactured in Thailand by a manufacturer owned and controlled by ourselves. Our component and accessories suppliers are based in the UK, the EU, Thailand and China.
Risk areas The areas we consider as posing a potential risk of modern slavery are principally the operations of our suppliers, sub-contractors and business partners. To mitigate these risks we have put in place internal policies designed to prevent us from knowingly engaging with any suppliers, sub-contractors and business partners who contravene our anti-slavery policy.
Our policies To supplement our anti-slavery policy, our other policies include:
Our Suppliers, Sub-Contractors and Business Partners Zapp Electric Vehicles Limited conducts due diligence, including where appropriate site visits/audits, on all suppliers, sub-contractors and business partners before entering into any formal contracts to ensure compliance with our anti-slavery policy which forms part of our agreements with all suppliers, sub-contractors and business partners and who must confirm that no part of their business operations contradicts this policy.
Our agreements require that all suppliers, sub-contractors and business partners confirm that:
Suppliers who are found to breach our anti-slavery policy or any of the above terms or who refuse to co-operate with any audit by us to verify compliance with our policy and terms may have their agreements with us terminated without compensation.
Training Our staff are instructed and trained to recognise the signs of modern slavery and what to do if they become aware it is taking place within our supply chain and business operations.
Equal Opportunities Zapp is an equal opportunity employer.
Approval for this statement This statement was approved by the Board of Directors on 1st October 2018.