Modern Slavery Act Statement – 2019
Aspire Defence Services Limited (ADSL) is a company formed originally by Carillion Plc and Kellogg Brown & Root Limited ( “KBRL”) , and now wholly owned by KBR, to deliver services on the UK MoD’s Project Allenby Connaught (the “Project”), being a 35 year Project to finance, design, build and maintain living accommodation and associated infrastructure for troops across Salisbury Plain and Aldershot. The Company provides a broad range of services covering facilities management for the Project and contracts for other customers, all activities delivered through a combination of self-delivery and sub-contract support. It employs over 960 staff.
ADSL recognises that modern slavery, which includes human trafficking, is a heinous crime that affects communities and individuals across the globe. ADSL is already undertaking action to promote ethical business practices and policies that protect workers from being abused and exploited in our own organisation and our global supply chains. The following safeguards are presently in place:
- ADSL has existing policies in relation to compliance with the Modern Slavery Act and Business Ethics and Integrity, supported by procedures to promote compliance
- In addition, ADSL staff are required to sign up to the KBR Code of Business Conduct (COBC) which includes procedures in relation to trafficking in people
- There is a requirement for ADSL employees to undergo compulsory annual Ethics and Trafficking in Persons Training
- ADSL has a Safecall hotline which is operated by an outside agency that registers complains and concerns. This process is managed by the ADSL Board of Directors
ADSL is undertaking further steps to improve our oversight of our supply chains and subcontractors in order to avoid workers being abuses or exploited. ADSL is:
- reviewing and where necessary updating our processes for appointing potential supply chain providers
- undertaking audits of key suppliers and contractors
- ensuring that all new subcontracts let by us contain our standard provision regarding compliance with the Modern Slavery Act and US trafficking in people legislation
- providing training to all employees about modern slavery and trafficking in people, encouraging them to raise concerns with Line Management or Human Resources whilst also providing our Safecall hotline facility should they prefer to use this
Any violations or suspected violations of ADSL’s Ethical processes and procedures or KBR’s COBC and policies relating to slavery will be investigated and appropriate action taken.
ADSL and KBRL Board Director