VPS Modern Slavery Act Transparency Statement
The statement has been published in accordance with the Modern Slavery Act (‘MSA’) 2015 It sets out the steps taken by VPS to prevent modern slavery and human trafficking in its business and supply chains
VPS is the global leader in marine fuel testing and provides a range of testing and inspection services of fuel and oil across a variety of other sectors. Our Head office is in the Netherlands and our operations span a number of countries where we operate through several legal entities.
UK Modern Slavery Act
Modern slavery is a crime and a violation of human rights. VPS has a zero tolerance approach to modern slavery and we are committed to acting ethically and with integrity in all of our business dealings and relationships, in particular throughout our supply chains. Our Code of Conduct sets out the commitment of VPS to preventing modern slavery and our employees are asked to raise concerns regarding modern slavery in any part of our business or supply chains.
Steps VPS is Taking to Prevent Modern Slavery
During 2020, VPS has conducted a review of suppliers and no concerns have been identified with regard to modern slavery. This includes instances of hidden exploitation taking place in our own business or supply chains. We have updated our Supplier Evaluation to include a check for new suppliers. VPS is committed to identifying and mitigating the risk of modern slavery and human trafficking in our operations and supply chain.
This statement is made pursuant to section 54(1) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and constitutes VPS’s slavery and human trafficking statement.
Malcolm Cooper, CEO, November 2020