Modern slavery statement
This statement applies to Atlantach (referred to in this statement as ‘the Organisation’). The information included in the statement refers to the financial year 2021.
B) ORGANISATIONAL STRUCTURE
Atlantach is based in Kildare, Ireland. Field staff work all over the 26 counties of the Republic of Ireland. We also have an office in the US with field staff deployed in various states.
The organisation is run by Connor Flanagan. Connor is also employed as the CEO for the organisation. There is a senior management team in place to manage the day-to-day and strategic operations.
Atlantach delivers technical services and contract staffing to projects across a range of sectors and customers. Demand for our services is consistently high throughout the year and is therefore not seasonal.
The labour supplied to Atlantach in pursuance of its operation is carried out solely in the Republic of Ireland.
The organisation considers that modern slavery encompasses:
Atlantach acknowledges its responsibilities in relation to tackling modern slavery. We understand that this requires an ongoing review of both its internal practices in relation to its labour force and, additionally, its supply chains.
Atlantach does not enter into business with any other organisation, in the Republic of Ireland or abroad, which knowingly supports or is found to involve itself in slavery, servitude and forced or compulsory labour.
No labour provided to the organsiation in the pursuance of the provision of its own services is obtained by means of slavery or human trafficking. Atlantach strictly adheres to the minimum standards required in relation to its responsibilities under relevant employment legislation in Ireland and in many cases, exceeds those minimums in relation to our employees.
E) SUPPLY CHAINS
In order to fulfil its activities, the organisation’s main supply chains include those related to the provision of subcontracted labour from various suppliers in the Republic of Ireland. We also work with a number of suppliers to provide personal protective equipment and health and safety training. We understand that our first tier suppliers are intermediary traders and therefore have further contract relationships with lower-tier suppliers.
F) POTENTIAL EXPOSURE
Atlantach considers its main exposure to the risk of slavery and human trafficking to exist with the sub-contractors who supply labour resources, however, protection against breaches of human rights are strong in Ireland.
In general, we consider our exposure to slavery/human trafficking to be extremely limited. Nonetheless, we have taken steps to ensure that such practices do not take place in our business nor the business of any organisation that supplies goods and/or services to us.
Atlantach carries out due diligence processes in relation to ensuring slavery and/or human trafficking does not take place in its organisation or supply chains, including conducting a review of the controls of its suppliers.
Atlantach has not, to its knowledge, conducted any business with another organisation which has been found to have involved itself with modern slavery.
We have taken the following steps to ensure that modern slavery is not taking place and that we operate a zero-tolerance approach towards it:
Atlantach provides the following training to staff to effectively implement its stance on modern slavery:
I) SLAVERY COMPLIANCE OFFICER
Atlantach has an assigned management team member to whom all concerns regarding modern slavery should be addressed in confidence, and who will then undertake relevant action with regard to Atlantach’s obligations in this regard.