For the Financial Year Ended 31st December 2017
This statement is made on behalf of Newcastle International Airport Ltd, pursuant to section 54(1) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and constitutes our slavery and human trafficking statement.
We are a regional airport serving the North East of England with a passenger throughput of circa 5 million per annum. We are owned by a consortium of regional local authorities who collectively hold a 51% shareholding and AMP Capital who hold 49%. We employ approximately 350 people year round, with this number increasing to circa 500 during the busier summer months due to the seasonal nature of our business.
Our Supply Chain
We procure infrastructure and the supply of services, equipment and materials so as to enable the effective delivery of airport services to the travelling public and our airline business partners.
We pride ourselves on operating responsibly and ethically whilst operating all aspects of our business activities and condemn all forms of corruption. As a socially responsible organisation, we adopt the highest professional standards and comply with all laws and regulatory standards applicable to our operation. We are committed to continuous review and improvement of standards, so as to maintain our reputation as a business that makes a positive social and economic contribution to the region.
Our position on Modern Slavery
We adopt a zero tolerance approach to modern slavery & human trafficking and we are committed to ensuring that modern slavery does not take place anywhere within our business or within the operations of any of our suppliers or business partners.
Our Anti-Slavery Policy sets out our corporate responsibilities and the obligations placed upon those who work for and with us, in terms of upholding our position. As part of this commitment towards the elimination of modern slavery we have developed systems to ensure that our supply chain and those who work for us adhere to our policy. We have also taken steps to highlight the need for our employees to raise any concerns or suspicions they may have regarding modern slavery or unethical practices through our Speaking up & Raising Serious Concerns Policy.
Additionally we are communicating our Anti-Slavery Policy and expectations to our suppliers and business partners and will keep our supply chain arrangements under continuous review to ensure that our anti-slavery position is upheld. We also intend to keep our policy and arrangements under continuous review to ensure that these remain adequate and effective in enabling us to play our part in eradicating modern slavery and human trafficking.
The statement was approved by the Board on 1st March 2018.