This statement is made pursuant to Section 54 of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 (the “Act”) on behalf of Arleigh Group;
The above company is an affiliate of LKQ Corporation and part of the overall governance and compliance framework of the wider LKQ Group.
LKQ Euro Car Parts is the largest distributor in the UK in the automotive and components sector.
Our supply chain extends to parts manufacturers in Europe, the Middle East, Asia and Africa. In addition to dealing with manufacturers we deal with other suppliers to support the operational and commercial aspects of our business.
Due to the complexity of our supply chain, there are often many different levels of suppliers between a distributor and the source of raw materials obtained by the manufacturers that we engage with. We therefore require that our suppliers and manufacturers adhere to the same ethical trading principals that we adhere to.
Our objective is to ensure as far as reasonably practicable that there is no modern slavery or human trafficking in our supply chains or in our own business. We have a Code of Ethics, Modern Slavery Policy and an Ethical Trading Policy, and we require our suppliers and employees to follow such policies.
As part of our initiative to identify and mitigate risk we seek to:
We have a zero tolerance to slavery and human trafficking. To encourage all those in our supply chain to comply with our policies, we have involved our Legal, Procurement, HR and Audit departments to assist the business in ensuring, as far as reasonably possible, that our supply chain adheres to the Modern Slavery Act.
We regularly review and update our standard terms and conditions. We have sent revised terms and our Ethical Trading Policy to our suppliers to make them aware of the standards that we expect from them.
We continue to audit suppliers in China, which we have identified to be a high-risk region. This forms an integral part of our supplier introduction process and is followed up by targeted audits.
In addition, we employ a third party risk monitoring and screening tool as part of the due diligence we carry out on our suppliers, which helps us identify and address any modern slavery risk in our supply chain.
To promote understanding of the risks of modern slavery and human trafficking in our supply chains and our business, we are continually refreshing our training and awareness activity with internal staff.
This statement is made pursuant to section 54(1) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and constitutes LKQ Euro Car Parts’s Modern Slavery Statement.
Andy Hamilton (CEO)
Euro Car Parts Limited
7th May 2022.