Prevention of Slavery and Human Trafficking

SOCO fully abides by the provisions of the 2015 Modern Slavery Act. In accordance with its Code of Business Conduct and Ethics, SOCO opposes the crime of slavery in all of its forms, including child labour, servitude, forced or compulsory labour and human trafficking.

During 2016, the SOCO HSES Management System, which sets out the Company’s internal control mechanisms regarding health, safety, environment and social issues, was reviewed to ensure that all necessary processes have been adopted. SOCO’s primary policies for preventing slavery from occurring in any part of its own business or in any of its supply chains are the:

  • SOCO Code of Business Conduct and Ethics
  • Human Rights Policy

The principal procedures and mechanisms for implementing the policies are:

  • Business Conduct Procedure
  • Supply Chain Management Procedure
  • Whistleblowing Policy and SOCO Ethics Hotline
  • Corporate and Project Level Grievance Mechanisms
  • Contractor pre-qualification due diligence

The risk of slavery occurring in any part of its own business is assessed as low. This is principally due to the requirement for technical qualifications and expertise for the corporate and operational roles. The risk of slavery occurring in its supply chains is mitigated through appropriate due diligence mechanisms applied prior to engaging a new vendor or new partner.

Document Download: Statement on Modern Slavery

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Published: 21 Apr 2017

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