Dwr Cymru Welsh Water

Welsh Water is committed to meeting the aims of the Modern Slavery Act 2015. We strongly oppose slavery and human trafficking in our supply chains and any part of our business. 

To read our Board Anti-Slavery Statement, please click here

Below is the communication that we send to our supply chain setting out our requirements in relation to compliance with the Modern Slavery Act 2015:

"Welsh Water is committed to meeting the aims of the Modern Slavery Act 2015. We strongly oppose slavery and human trafficking in our supply chains and any part of our business. To be trusted to do the right thing is one of our core values. We would never knowingly engage with suppliers or contractors involved in slavery or human trafficking, and reserve the right to terminate our agreements with you if you are found to have engaged in these practices.

Under the Modern Slavery Act, which came into force in October 2015, Welsh Water is required to take steps to ensure that its supply chain contractors and suppliers are not engaged in slavery and/or human trafficking within or outside of the UK.

To ensure transparency in our supply chain, we require you to confirm to us your policies and procedures on the Modern Slavery Act so that we can see the steps you have taken to comply with the requirements (and ensure that the requirements are flowed down to your sub-contractors). Please do this by emailing purchasingcontracts@dwrcymru.com

We cannot advise you on your compliance, but the following types of practices are examples of slavery and/or human trafficking and are prohibited:  

  • Exploitative practices
  • Absence of remuneration 
  • Abuse of local employment laws 
  • Forced or compulsory labour 
  • Exploitation of migrant labour 
  • Detention of labourers 
  • Child labour

To date we have not found any evidence of slavery or human trafficking in our current supply chain. 

As part of our procurement process, any potential contractor or supplier is required to confirm that they comply with the Modern Slavery Act and, if appointed, we require that they flow down the requirements we place on them to any sub-contractors they use to provide their services to Welsh Water. Our terms and conditions include contractual provisions relating to compliance with the Modern Slavery Act, we implement these new provisions in all new agreements, upon renewal of existing agreements and upon issue of purchase orders."


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