Modern slavery is a crime and deprives a person's liberty and dignity for another person's gain. It is a real problem for millions of people around the world, including many in developed countries, who are being kept and exploited in various forms of slavery. Every company is at risk of being involved in this crime through its own operations and its supply chain.
At McCloskey International Ltd., we have a zero-tolerance approach to modern slavery, and are fully committed to preventing slavery and human trafficking in our operation and supply chain. We have taken concrete steps to tackle modern slavery, as outlined in our statement. This statement sets out the actions that we have taken to understand all potential modern slavery risks related to our business, and to implement steps to prevent slavery and human trafficking during the financial year 2018.
Our business and supply chains
McCloskey International leads the screening and crushing industry with a complete line of equipment including: crushers, screeners, trommels, stackers and washing systems. Built with power and durability as standards, every product is field-tested before being deployed in a wide range of industries which include aggregates processing, mining, waste management and recycling, construction & demolition, concrete and asphalt recycling, and landscaping along with the compost and biomass industries.
A new Manufacturing Centre of Excellence in Dungannon, Northern Ireland accommodates increased assembly and production space for the crushers, screeners and stackers. The new 120,000 sq. ft. building houses the production for new business division McCloskey Washing Systems (MWS), which designs and manufactures a full range of mobile, modular and static material and mineral washing equipment.
Also contributing to the company’s growth has been its commitment to after sales service and support. Two new Parts Hubs opened their doors to serve customers around the world, one in Milwaukee Wisconsin and the other in Northern Ireland. offering expedited delivery of parts regardless of physical location.
McCloskey also supports its growing crusher business with the acquisition of Milwaukee Crusher, based in Wisconsin. The site serves as a dedicated crusher repair facility, with the ability to rebuild and repair all makes of crusher, portable and stationary, as well as provide expert crushing system analysis and advice.
The assets of these facilities make McCloskey the largest independent manufacturer of portable screening & crushing equipment in the world, with a network of close to 100 dealers across all regions representing the expanding number of new products in the company’s portfolio.
We establish a relationship of trust and integrity with all our suppliers, which is built upon mutually beneficial factors. Our supplier selection and on-boarding procedure includes due diligence of the supplier's reputation, respect for the law, compliance with health, safety and environmental standards, and references.
We haven't been made aware of any allegations of human trafficking/slavery activities against any of our suppliers, but if we were, then we would act immediately against the supplier and report it to the authorities.
In the past year, we conducted a risk assessment of our supply chain by taking into account:
- The risk profile of individual countries based on the Global Slavery Index
- The business services rendered by the suppliers
- The presence of vulnerable demographic groups
- A news analysis and the insights of labour and human rights groups
This assessment will determine our response and the risk controls that we implement.
McCloskey International Ltd. operates the following policies for identifying and preventing slavery and human trafficking in our operations:
- Whistleblowing Policy - we encourage all employees, customers and suppliers to report any suspicion of slavery or human trafficking without fear of retaliation.
- Code of Conduct - our code encourages employees to do the right thing by clearly stating the actions and behaviour expected of them when representing the business. We strive to maintain the highest standards of employee conduct and ethical behaviour when operating abroad and managing our supply chain.
Supplier due diligence
McCloskey International Ltd. conducts due diligence on all new suppliers during on-boarding and on existing suppliers at regular intervals. This includes:
- Assessing risks in the provision of particular services
- Auditing the suppliers, and their health and safety standards, labour relations and employee contracts
- Requiring improvements to substandard employment practices
- Sanctioning suppliers that fail to improve their performance in line with our requirements.
We require all suppliers to attest that:
- They don't use any form of forced, compulsory or slave labour
- Their employees work voluntarily and are entitled to leave work
- They provide each employee with an employment contract that contains a reasonable notice period for terminating their employment
- They don't require employees to post a deposit/bond and don't withhold their salaries for any reasons
- They don't require employees to surrender their passports or work permits as a condition of employment
- An attestation from employees that they will abide by McCloskey International ltd.’s anti-slavery policy
This statement covers 1 March 2019 to 1 March 2020 and will be reviewed and amended as necessary following that time frame, and annually going forward.
Last Update: March 4, 2019