Who we are
Balmoral Group Holdings Limited (BGHL) is a private company, which last year, comprised of three manufacturing subsidiaries and one property owning subsidiary, Balmoral Park Limited. During the past year we have acquired two additional companies. The five companies are:
- Balmoral Comtec Limited; based in Aberdeen, Scotland
- Balmoral Tanks Limited; based in Llantrisant, Wales
- Balmoral Industrial Tanks Limited; based in Barnsley, England
- Seaproof Solutions; based in Nesstun, Norway
- Servomac Ltd; based in Chesterfield, England
We take our social responsibilities very seriously and conduct our business in accordance with our core values of respect, integrity, accountability, innovation, motivation and customer focus. As a company we are committed to understanding more about modern slavery and improving our practices to ensure that slavery and human trafficking are not present in any area of our business or supply chain.
We pride ourselves in acting ethically and with integrity in all our business dealings and relationships and expect the same high standards from our contractors, suppliers, customers and other business partners.
We are continually committed to the following actions:
- Creating a safe working environment for everyone working at our facilities
- Upholding the principles defined by the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights
- Adhering to the labour laws of all countries in which it operates
- Being available to hear and take action regarding all legitimate employment-related concerns
- Providing adequate welfare facilities as and when required
- Ensuring that modern slavery or human trafficking is not present in the company’s supply chains
Review of our supply chain
As a manufacturing business a significant proportion of the company’s supply chain includes large multi-nationals involved in the supply of bulk raw materials. UK-based suppliers form a large part of the remainder of the supply chain.
In the past year we have carried out a review of our current supply chain to identify compliance with the Modern Slavery Act and where gaps may exist in the first level of our supply chain.
We have done this by undertaking the following actions:
- Introduction of contractual obligations that reflect modern slavery legislation across company standard terms and conditions
- Inclusion of the assessment of slavery and trafficking risk into supplier sourcing and approved vendor listing
- Initial review and assessment of our current supplier base
We have a goal to help eradicate all forms of modern slavery and human trafficking and firmly believe that the responsibility for this lies with us all. In order to achieve this goal, we will:
- Map our supply chain to identify those whose location, size and industry may present greater risk of potential exposure to slavery and trafficking
- Continuously review our potential exposure to slavery and human trafficking not only in our supply chain but in all aspects of our business activities
- Continue to develop our knowledge and provide staff training relating to the Modern Slavery Act 2015
- Foster long term relationships with our suppliers, through which policies aimed at minimising a range of risks can be developed
- Maintain our Approved Vendor List to ensure our suppliers are also committed to removing slavery and human trafficking
- Continue to review and, where identified, improve our current procedures and policies
This statement relates to all of the above companies pursuant to section 54(1) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and constitutes the Group’s slavery and human trafficking statement for the financial year to 31 March 2018. It has been approved by
BGHL board of directors and shall be reviewed annually.
Deputy Managing Director
1 May 2018