Modern Slavery Policy

Modern slavery is an unquestionable and indefensible violation of an individual’s basic human rights. IDS Electrical Ltd recognises that as an electrical contractor it has a moral and social responsibility to take a zero-tolerance approach to modern slavery in all forms.

We are committed to preventing slavery and human trafficking in our activities, and to ensuring, as far as we are able, that our supply chains are free from slavery and human trafficking. 

Current Activity:
We undertake due diligence when considering taking on new suppliers, and are continually reviewing our existing and new suppliers.

This due diligence includes:

  • Understanding our supply chain so as to identify and assess particular products or geographical risks of modern slavery and human trafficking.
  • Conducting supplier audits. 
  • Terminating our relationship with suppliers that fail to improve.

We operate the following policies that assist our approach to the identification of modern slavery risks and steps to be taken to prevent slavery and human trafficking in our operation.

Whistleblowing Policy: – We encourage all our employees, to report any concerns relating to unlawful conduct, malpractice, dangers to the public or the environment, and any other matter of a serious nature. The Modern Slavery Act 2015 is specifically mentioned within this policy. 

Quality and Sustainability Agreement: – We are committed to ensuring that our suppliers adhere to the highest standards of ethics. Suppliers are required to declare that they provide safe working conditions, treat workers with dignity and respect, and act ethically and within the law in their use of labour. Serious violations will lead to the termination of the business relationship. 

Our policy sets out the core values which we expect to be observed throughout the company. The policy specifically mentions the Act and is published in the company handbook. 

The company requires all employees working in supply chain management and relevant roles to complete training on how to assess the risk of slavery and human trafficking in relation to the various aspects of the business, how employees can identify the signs of slavery and human trafficking and what should be done if this activity is suspected. Awareness training is provided for all staff in relevant and appropriate roles. 

Board Approval
This statement has been approved by the Directors who will review and update annually. 

Corporate Social Responsibility Statement

IDS Electrical Limited is a long established Company with an unrivalled reputation in its marketplace. Its unique operating culture has at its core the empowerment of its employees. 

Our employees are undoubtedly our greatest asset and are trained to meet our requirements of efficiency and service to customers and suppliers. Induction training sets the foundation for all employees and is followed by specific on the job training. 

New employees are encouraged to participate in the JIB sponsored Modern Apprenticeship program. The Company is an equal opportunities employer and follows family friendly employment practices.

IDS Electrical Limited values each customer regardless of size and is committed to develop mutually beneficial relationships at a local and national level. Our aim is to exceed customer expectations by providing an unrivalled service and by providing high quality and cost effective “branded” and environmentally innovative products.

Our aim is to develop long term, close working relationships with our suppliers. Our preferred supplier policy focuses mainly on market leading brands and quality products. The Company does not have “in house brands”, thereby demonstrating its total support to manufacturers’ branded products. IDS Electrical Ltd is a financially sound Company which pays all its suppliers to agreed terms.

The Company is committed to conduct its affairs in an honest, open and fair manner and to comply with the law. All employees are required to comply with our internal ethics policy, 

Health & Safety
The Company regards the promotion of health, safety and welfare measures as a mutual objective for the Company and all its employees. The Company is committed to promote a positive and informed health and safety culture and to do all that is reasonable to prevent injury and hazards to health by protecting people, including members of the public, from foreseeable hazards, insofar as they come into contact with the Company or its products

Sustainability and Environment
IDS Electrical Ltd is fully committed to meeting its sustainability and environmental responsibilities.

IDS Electrical Ltd has a simple organisational structure that facilitates good communication within the business. The Company encourages internal communication through regular management meetings and team meetings.

The Company contributes to the local communities in which it operates in a variety of ways:

Pingalwara charitable society – our managing director is a UK trustee for this charity

The Electrical Industries Charity (EIC) – IDS Electrical Ltd is a major contributor to the industry’s own charity, the EIC, through sponsorship. One of employees is regional chair

Cancer research – through sponsorship and helping the local Sikh community 

Environmental Statement

IDS Electrical Ltd is striving to achieve healthy environmental practices throughout its working & business activities.

Our pursuit of continued economic growth would be complimented by our commitment for continual improvement in our environmental performance, and efforts to prevent pollution and waste.

Procedures will be introduced to maintain, reduce and eliminate, where possible our significant Environmental aspects; electricity, gas usage, the disposal of general waste, special waste & packaging through best mean’s and methods; by authorized licensed disposal contractor’s (re-use packaging were possible).

Our Environmental responsibility will be to continually improve in our Environmental and work practice’s. This will be achieved by setting Objectives & Targets, which will be reviewed by the company champion through regular auditing. This will ensure that procedures are implemented and that the workforce is suitably trained and instructed in the company’s environmental procedures and practices. All procedures and practices will comply with current legislation, The Duty of Care Act.

Our goals are clearly defined to achieve Best Environmental working practices.

We shall encourage our significant suppliers to adopt similar Good Environmental working practices.

Anti-Bribery Policy

Bribery is a criminal offence. The Company prohibits any form of bribery. We require compliance, from everyone connected with our business, with the highest ethical standards and anti-bribery laws applicable. Integrity and transparency are of utmost importance to us and we have a zero tolerance attitude towards corrupt activities of any kind, whether committed by employees or by third parties acting for or on behalf of the Company.

It is prohibited, directly or indirectly, for any employee or person working on our behalf to offer, give, request or accept any bribe i.e. gift, loan, payment, reward or advantage, either in cash or any other form of inducement, to or from any person or Company in order to gain commercial, contractual or regulatory advantage for the Company, or in order to gain any personal advantage for an individual or anyone connected with the individual in a way that is unethical.

If we suspect that you have committed an act of bribery or attempted bribery, an investigation will be carried out and, in line with our disciplinary procedure where appropriate, action may be taken against you which may result in your dismissal, or the cessation of our business arrangement with you.

If you, as an employee or person working on our behalf, suspect that an act of bribery or attempted bribery has taken place, even if you are not personally involved, you are expected to report this to the Managing Director. You may be asked to give a written account of events.

Staff are reminded of the Company’s Whistleblowing Policy which is available in the Employee Handbook.

We realise that the giving and receiving of gifts and hospitality as a reflection of friendship or appreciation where nothing is expected in return may occur, or even be commonplace, in our industry. This does not constitute bribery where it is proportionate and recorded properly.

No gift should be given nor hospitality offered by an employee or anyone working on our behalf to any party in connection with our business without receiving prior written approval from the Managing Director.

Similarly, no gift or offer of hospitality should be accepted by an employee or anyone working on our behalf without receiving prior written approval from the Managing Director.

A record will be made by the Managing Director of every instance in which gifts or hospitality are given or received.

As the law is constantly changing, this policy is subject to review and the Company reserves the right to amend this policy without prior notice