Slavery & Trafficking Statement

INTRODUCTION FROM THE CHIEF LEGAL AND COMPLIANCE OFFICER

We are committed to improving our practices to combat slavery and human trafficking. Since the establishment of the Company, one of the key areas of focus has been how we conduct business everywhere we operate. This has not just been from a minimum compliance perspective but from asking the question, “What kind of Company do we want to be?” The answer to that question is that we want to be a Company with the highest standards of ethical behaviour and a real and demonstrable commitment to ethical behaviour. We have introduced specific mandatory training relating to supply chain ethical governance, amongst other training requirements and introduced an ethics hotline.

ORGANISATION’S STRUCTURE

We are a global provider of advisory and consultancy services in the construction, engineering and industrial sector. We are the parent company of the HKA Global Group of Companies (Group). The Group has over 900 employees worldwide and operates in a number of countries, which are all listed on our website. The Group has a global annual turnover of USD$166m.

OUR BUSINESS

Our business is organised into five business units, each representing the Group’s activities in a continental or geographic region. Our business areas are the Americas, Europe, Africa, Middle East & Asia, and Oceania.

OUR SUPPLY CHAINS

Our supply chains include independent consultants and sub-contractors of professional services. We also procure consumables and other services locally where we operate.

OUR POLICIES ON SLAVERY AND HUMAN TRAFFICKING

We are committed to ensuring that there is no modern slavery or human trafficking in our supply chains or in any part of our business. Our Anti-slavery Policy reflects our commitment to acting ethically and with integrity in all our business relationships and to implementing and enforcing effective systems and controls to ensure slavery and human trafficking is not taking place anywhere in our supply chains.

DUE DILIGENCE PROCESSES FOR SLAVERY AND HUMAN TRAFFICKING

As part of our initiative to identify and mitigate risk, we ensure that we only procure from recognised sources, conduct compliance reviews and require appropriate senior management approvals.

We have in place systems to:

• 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 whistleblowers.

SUPPLIER ADHERENCE TO OUR VALUES AND ETHICS

We have a dedicated compliance team, which consists of representatives from the following departments:

• Legal.
• Audit and compliance.
• Human resources.
• Office management.

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 regularly review ways to we can tackle slavery and human trafficking to ensure that slavery and human trafficking is not taking place in any part of our business or supply chains.

This statement is made pursuant to section 54(1) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and constitutes our Group’s slavery and human trafficking statement for the financial year ending 31 December 2018.

Andrew Guest,
Chief Legal and Compliance Officer

HKA Global Limited
Date: 19 October 2018