Inenco Group Ltd are committed to ensuring modern slavery does not exist within its business or supply chains. This statement sets out our approach to assess and mitigate the risk of slavery and human trafficking in our business and our supply chain, in line with the UK Modern Slavery Act 2015.
We constantly strive to develop policies and procedures to manage the way that we obtain goods and services to keep our supply chains robust. We have clear policies and standards in place to safeguard our employees and we firmly advocate transparency and collaboration to eliminate the risks of modern slavery.
Inenco has over 50 years of consultancy experience in energy and utilities management, providing durable and profitable solutions to over 5,000 clients in a vast range of sectors. Our expertise and legacy means that we understand industry specific challenges, and we are proactive and agile enough to adapt to any business landscape.
We embrace the ‘green economy’ and work with our customers to maximise the opportunities to provide a cleaner energy system and deliver a unified, sustainable and long-term energy strategy.
We employ energy experts who deliver independent, transparent and integrated energy solutions that meet our customers’ business needs today and will future proof them for tomorrow. We provide access not only to secure pricing and supply but also to emerging technology, sustainability and legislative developments, ensuring our customers always stay ahead of the field. Our rich heritage and unrivalled understanding of the energy industry have
made us an award-winning company.
Countries of operation and supply
Inenco currently operates within the UK and works with technology partners operating in Asia and the US (with global support locations), we also support a number of clients who operate in mainland Europe. We are in the process of adopting measures to assess compliance within our supply chain and partner network. Any suppliers deemed to be “higher-risk” will be audited, as we are committed to embed a positive and ethical culture in all our
While we believe that we have established a strong baseline in combatting Modern Slavery with policies and practices already in place across Inenco, we are actively continuing to develop our Modern Slavery commitments and educate our employees and suppliers on the issue of Modern Slavery.
Reporting a Suspicion
Inenco actively encourages any employee or third party that has any concerns about its ethical working practices to report those concern using one of the following routes:
- Directly to Inenco’s Internal Audit Manager by writing using the Compliance inbox: email@example.com
- Or call the Modern Slavery Helpline on 08000 121 700 to get help, report a suspicion or seek advice. This helpline is independent and confidential
The above reporting routes are confidential.
We have reviewed our existing policies and procedures in light of the Modern Slavery Act and are confident that our policies promote positive behaviours among our colleagues at work and within our supply chain. Our policies and procedures are kept under review to make sure that they reflect changes and the needs of the people and markets it serves in the UK and further globally. Inenco operates the following policies that we consider give us strength in avoiding modern slavery or human trafficking in our organisation.
- Whistleblowing policy
- Recruitment policy
- Anti-Corruption, Bribery & Ethical Conduct Policy
- Corporate Social Responsibility Policy
HR and Resourcing Policy
Although primarily directed at HR and people managers, our HR and resourcing policies are applicable to all employees as they set out the standards of recruitment that the organisation, including contractors, agents and
outsourced arrangements, adheres to.
In 2018, Inenco launched Our Behaviours. which are as follows; Working Together, Customer Focus, Change for
the Better and Doing the Right Thing.
We live by these behaviours in everything we do and, in line with our behaviour of ‘Doing the Right Thing’, we will be creating a greater focus on regulatory compliance, by promoting and embedding responsible practice and behaviours across the organisation both via training sessions and procurement activities. People are Inenco’s most valuable asset and we recognise that appropriate training on modern slavery and human trafficking will increase awareness as well as mitigate risk within the business and our supply chain.
Therefore, as part of Inenco’s commitment to make our employees aware and compliant in line with the Modern
Slavery Act, we have launched a Modern Slavery awareness segment within our Induction and where relevant we have mandated e-learning to help our employees to understand their legal responsibilities and enable them to take a positive role in putting a stop to slavery.
We will continue to drive this programme forward, and as it matures, we will report further on progress in our
For and behalf of Inenco Group
Chief Financial Officer