Slavery Act Statement

We are strongly opposed to slavery and human trafficking in all aspects of our divisional operations including our supply chain. This statement details the steps we have taken and continue to take to identify and minimise the potential risk of modern slavery in our business and supply chains. 

About Mitsubishi Chemical UK Limited

Mitsubishi Chemical UK Limited is part of Mitsubishi Chemical Group Corporation (MCGC).

Mitsubishi Chemical Group Corporations is a global chemical producer, supplying a wide range of sectors from automotive and electronics to medical and sport. 

Mitsubishi Chemical Group in the UK operating within Mitsubishi Chemical UK Limited, has four operational business areas – Methacrylates, SoarnoL™, Electrolyte and Specialty Polymers and Resins – located throughout the North East and East Yorkshire.

Our Commitment to the principles of the Modern Slavery Act 2015

We are committed to the principles of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and the abolition of modern slavery and human trafficking.

We are an equal opportunities employer and are committed to ensuring that our workplace is safe and discrimination free. We actively promote reporting of wrongdoing.

We have measures in place to ensure that employees are legally entitled to work in the UK and to safeguard employees from any abuse or coercion. 

In our global operations, we do not knowingly do business with any third party which supports or is found to be involved in slavery, servitude, or forced or compulsory labour.

Our supply chains

We purchase most of our raw materials services and goods from third-party suppliers who are located worldwide to serve our businesses divisions. We carry out due diligence on our suppliers as part of our procurement process to guard against modern slavery in our supply chain.

Relevant Polices

We are committed to acting with integrity in all of our business dealings and compliance with all relevant laws. Many of our existing policies contain sections which are aimed at ensuring that there is no slavery or human trafficking in any part of our global business or supply chain.

Our relevant policies include:

  • Anti bribery policy
  • Code of Conduct, including guidance for ethics hotline;
  • International Trade Compliance Policy
  • Compliance Program Policy
  • Employment Policies;
  • Remuneration Standards and Guidelines;
  • MCGC Human Rights Policy

Due diligence processes for slavery and human trafficking

As part of our initiative to identify and mitigate the risk of slavery and human trafficking in our supply chain we are continuing to strengthen our processes and procedures and;

  • Identify and assess potential risk areas in our supply chains.
  • Mitigate the risk of slavery and human trafficking occurring in our supply chains.
  • Monitor potential risk areas in our supply chains.
  • Protect whistle blowers.

Supplier adherence to our values

We have zero tolerance to slavery and human trafficking. To ensure all those in our supply chain comply with our values we continue to strengthen our supply chain compliance programme. This will consist of communication of a Supplier Code of Conduct which contains specific reference to slavery and human trafficking and auditing of new and existing suppliers using a risk-based approach.

Training

To ensure a high level of understanding of the risks of modern slavery and human trafficking in our supply chains and our business, we provide training to our staff.

Our effectiveness in combating slavery and human trafficking

We do not have key performance indicators specifically in relation to slavery or human trafficking as any instance would be a non-compliance and breach of employment laws, our direct employment practices, Code of Conduct, wider Group policies and / or supplier standards. However, the business practices that relate to the mitigation of slavery or human trafficking risk do have internal performance measures. In relation to our own employment practices, we monitor and review:

  • Number of employees who have completed Code of Conduct compliance training;
  • Issues raised through Public Interest Disclosure; and
  • Grievances.

 

This statement is made pursuant to section 54(1) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and constitutes Group’s slavery and human trafficking statement for the financial year ending March 2023.

Mitsubishi Chemical UK Limited

We are totally opposed to slavery and human trafficking in all aspects of our divisional operations including our supply chain

Organisation’s structure

Mitsubishi Chemical UK Limited produces methacrylate monomers, polymers and resins, formulated electrolytes in organic solvents and ethylene-vinyl alcohol copolymer.

Mitsubishi Chemical UK Limited is part of Mitsubishi Chemical Group Corporation.

Our business

Our business is organised into four business divisions: Methacrylates, Specialty Polymers and Resins, Electrolyte and Soarnol.

Our supply chains

We purchase most of our raw materials services and goods from third-party suppliers who are located worldwide to serve our businesses divisions.

Relevant Polices

We are committed to acting with integrity in all of our business dealings and compliance with all relevant laws. Many of our existing policies contain sections which are aimed at ensuring that there is no slavery or human trafficking in any part of our global business or supply chain.

Our relevant policies include:

  • Code of Conduct, including guidance for ethics hotline;
  • Employment Policy;
  • Remuneration Standards and Guidelines;
  • MCC Human Rights Policy

Due diligence processes for slavery and human trafficking

As part of our initiative to identify and mitigate the risk of slavery and human trafficking in our supply chain we are continuing to strengthen our processes and procedures and;

  • Identify and assess potential risk areas in our supply chains.
  • Mitigate the risk of slavery and human trafficking occurring in our supply chains.
  • Monitor potential risk areas in our supply chains.
  • Protect whistle blowers.

Supplier adherence to our values

We have zero tolerance to slavery and human trafficking. To ensure all those in our supply chain comply with our values we continue to strengthen our supply chain compliance programme. This will consist of communication of a Supplier Code of Conduct which contains specific reference to slavery and human trafficking and auditing of new and existing suppliers using a risk-based approach.

Training

To ensure a high level of understanding of the risks of modern slavery and human trafficking in our supply chains and our business, we provide training to our staff.

Our effectiveness in combating slavery and human trafficking

We do not have key performance indicators specifically in relation to slavery or human trafficking as any instance would be a non-compliance and breach of employment laws, our direct employment practices, Code of Conduct, wider Group policies and / or supplier standards. However, the business practices that relate to the mitigation of slavery or human trafficking risk do have internal performance measures. In relation to our own employment practices, we monitor and review:

  • Number of employees who have completed Code of Conduct compliance training;
  • Issues raised through Public Interest Disclosure; and
  • Grievances.

This statement is made pursuant to section 54(1) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and constitutes Group’s slavery and human trafficking statement for the financial year ending March 2022.

Mitsubishi Chemical UK Limited