We recognise the necessity of safeguarding the health and safety of our own employees whilst at work. We operate to provide a safe and comfortable working environment for employees, visitors and the public. Our policy is to manage our activities to avoid causing any unnecessary or unacceptable risks to health and safety.
Our policies and associated management systems are reviewed regularly and when there are changes in the business, legislation or industry standards.
Health and Safety
We endeavour to set the highest practical Health and Safety standards; as a minimum each Business Unit will always comply fully with its local statutory obligations and all employees are trained to recognise that the health and safety of themselves and others is their first priority.
All Business Units have a Health and Safety committee which meets regularly to discuss Health and Safety topics and concerns, make recommendations and implement and monitor any improvements or initiatives. Health and Safety issues and key measurements are also routinely reviewed and discussed at management meetings.
Current health and safety KPIs
- Number of days lost due to work related illnesses and workplace injuries
- Number of reportable accidents (RIDDOR) per month
- Number of self-reported injuries per month
- Number of near misses or dangerous occurrences per month
Health and Safety policy statement
The key points of our Health and Safety strategy are to:
- Provide adequate control of the health and safety risks arising from our operations
- Provide and maintain safe plant and equipment
- Consult regularly with our employees on matters affecting health and safety
- Ensure safe handling and use of substances
- Provide information, instruction and supervision for employees
- Ensure all employees are competent to do their job and to provide adequate training
- Maintain safe and healthy working conditions
- Prevent accidents and keep any work related ill-health to a minimum.
Modern slavery statement
The UK Government enacted the Modern Slavery Act 2015 (the “Act”) in order to better tackle the crimes of modern slavery and human trafficking. This statement is made pursuant to Section 54, Part 6 of the Act and sets out the steps Synnovia has taken to ensure that slavery and human trafficking is not taking place in our supply chains or in any part of our business. This statement applies to Synnovia Limited (“Synnovia” or the “Group”) and all its subsidiaries.
Synnovia is a niche manufacturer of specialist products, operating across seven countries to support its global customer base. We ensure that we operate ethically in all our locations respecting local regulations and we have developed a culture of best practice addressing operational management, customer responsiveness and health and safety.
We will not tolerate modern slavery and we are committed to not knowingly supporting or trading with any business or supplier involved in slavery or human trafficking.
We expect the same high standards from all our contractors, suppliers and other business partners.
Synnovia has assessed the risk of human trafficking or slavery in our supply chain and it is believed that the risk is generally low given the nature of the businesses which we are involved in. The risk profile varies across subsidiaries and each subsidiary makes an individual assessment of its supply chain, tailoring its approach to suppliers as appropriate. The largest subsidiary in the Group, Flexipol, is a member of Sedex, an organisation that helps companies improve their responsible and sustainable business practices, and source responsibly.
We do not tolerate forced, illegal or inhumane labour practices in any part of our business. Should it come to light that any of our suppliers are using forced, prison or indentured labour or that their workers were subject to any form of compulsion, coercion or human trafficking we would expect that behaviour to be stopped immediately.
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 31st March 2023. It was approved by the board on 11th September 2023.