Modern Slavery Act
This Statement describes how National Grid Electricity Distribution PLC 09223384; National Grid Electricity Distribution (East Midlands) Plc (company number 02366923); National Grid Electricity Distribution (West Midlands) Plc (company number 03600574); National Grid Electricity Distribution (South West) Plc (company number 02366894); National Grid Electricity Distribution (South Wales) Plc (company number 02366985); National Grid Helicopters Limited (company number 02439215); National Grid Electricity Distribution Property Investments Limited (company number 02373239) and National Grid Telecoms Limited (company number 2386327); (collectively, “NGED”) complies with the Modern Slavery Act.
NGED is the company responsible for electricity distribution in the Midlands, South West and Wales. Our business serves over 7.8 million customers and we employ over 6,500 members of staff to ensure the highest quality of service.
NGED takes its responsibilities very seriously. We are regulated by Ofgem (the Office of the Gas and Electricity Markets) and we are very proud to have been awarded the Government's Charter Mark, now known as the Customer Service Excellence award.
As a company, we always strive to work to the highest professional standards and comply with all laws, regulations and rules relevant to our business. Our aims are to improve the impact of our business on society. We expect the same high standards from those businesses with which we work. Consequently, we are committed to ensuring that there is no modern slavery or human trafficking in any part of our supply chains or in any part of our business.
This statement provides clarity of our standards, specifically focusing on NGED's compliance with the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and its commitment to prohibiting any form of forced labour or slavery throughout our business and our supply chain.
To be able to achieve this commitment NGED has taken the following steps:
1. We have contacted those businesses within our existing supply chain seeking positive confirmation that they are compliant with these legislative requirements;
2. We have introduced these commitments into our procurement process for new contract awards;
3. We have provided awareness training to our staff on the obligations for our business;
4. We have an Anti-Slavery procedure for our business, which we have published internally to all employees.
NGED continues to review its policies and processes in an effort to go beyond basic social and environmental regulations and to ensure the highest standards in its supply chain, as expected by NGED's customers and the companies with which it works.
This statement is made pursuant to section 54(1) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and constitutes our slavery and human trafficking statement for our 2021/2022 financial year.
Phil Swift - Chief Executive
Version Date: April 2022