Mazda Motors UK – Slavery and Human Trafficking Statement for the financial year 2016-2017
This statement is made pursuant to Section 54, Part 6 of the Modern Slavery Act 2015. This has been approved by the board of directors of Mazda Motors UK Limited.
About Mazda Motors UK Limited
Mazda Motors UK Limited is the sole importer and distributor of Mazda vehicles, parts and accessories in the United Kingdom. It is a wholly owned subsidiary of Mazda Motor Corporation based in Japan.
Mazda Motors UK Limited works in alliance with an independent network of Mazda franchised dealers throughout the United Kingdom. Whilst these dealerships are neither owned nor controlled by Mazda Motors UK Limited it nevertheless remains an important requirement that they operate to the same anti-slavery and anti- human trafficking principles applied by Mazda Motors UK Limited in relation to its own business and to that of its supply chain.
We hereby state that we will not tolerate modern slavery or human trafficking in our supply chains or in any part of our business. We have encouraged conducting business in an open and ethical way. Our European Code of Conduct is applicable to all employees of Mazda Motors UK and includes guidance on basic rights and third party relationships. We are committed to human rights and employees’ rights and are supportive of the UK Government’s objective of eradicating modern slavery and human trafficking.
For the supply chain of Mazda branded products and those partners and suppliers who work with us, the Mazda Supplier CSR Guidelines were created in July 2010. This promotes CSR activities among Mazda suppliers and requests total compliance with the laws and regulations of all countries and regions. The guidlelines outline six areas such as respect for people including the prohibition of child labour and forced labour. It requests that all Mazda suppliers comply with the guidelines in these areas.
All Mazda Motors UK employees undertake mandatory online training on the Mazda Code of Conduct. The Code of Conduct and eLearning module is available on the company intranet and completed annually.
Key Performance Indicators
In Europe the Internal Control department are responsible for auditing compliance with relevant laws and regulations.
Mazda Motor Corporation conducts an annual CSR Questionnaire to survey its suppliers. This aims to establish a system to understand and evaluate the status of CSR implementation across main suppliers. The CSR questionnaire survey was introduced in March 2014 and is performed every year. In March 2017 Mazda analysed the results of the surveys conducted over the past three years and reviewed and revised the questionnaire items and methods, taking into account the changes in society’s interest in CSR.
We will review the effectiveness of the measures we have taken to further improve our policies, procedures and other measures.