The Almac Group is an established contract development and manufacturing organisation providing an extensive range of integrated services to the pharmaceutical and biotech sectors globally. The Almac Group comprises a number of business divisions, with over 5,000 employees across its global facilities. Almac Group Limited is the ultimate parent company of the Almac Group.
It is Almac’s policy to conduct all business in an honest and ethical manner. Almac takes a zero-tolerance approach to modern slavery and is committed to acting professionally, fairly and with integrity in all business dealings and relationships and to implementing and enforcing effective systems and controls to ensure that modern slavery is not taking place anywhere in its business or in any supply chains. Almac has both Corporate and Supplier policies on the prohibition of Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking, which address our position on this issue and reflect our commitment to acting ethically and with integrity in all our business relationships.
Almac’s Corporate Policy on Anti-Slavery and Human Trafficking sets out our expectations regarding responsible business conduct and the standards of integrity that Almac requires all directors, officers, employees and subsidiaries to follow.
We expect that our contractors, suppliers, sub-contractors, distributors or business partners supplying either goods or services conform to similar behaviours. Accordingly, Almac’s Supplier Policy on Anti-Slavery and Human Trafficking addresses our expectations for current and potential contractors, suppliers, sub-contractors, distributors or business partners. All suppliers are required to have read and complied with our policy prior to engaging in business with Almac. Almac will not conduct business with a supplier involved in modern slavery or human trafficking.
Prior to engaging in business, all potential contractors, suppliers, sub-contractors, distributors or business partners are required to complete a set of questions relating to modern slavery and human trafficking and the steps each business has taken to ensure that such activity does not form part of their supply chains.
All contractors, suppliers, sub-contractors, distributors or business partners engaging with Almac will be required to comply with all applicable laws, including the UK Modern Slavery Act 2015 and all other local laws in the countries they operate relating to modern slavery and human trafficking.
To ensure a high level of understanding of the risks of modern slavery and human trafficking in our supply chains and our business, all relevant staff (as identified by Almac) receive training.
This statement has been approved by the Board of Directors of Almac Group Limited (on behalf of itself and its affiliates) and is made pursuant to section 54(1) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and constitutes the Almac Group’s slavery and human trafficking statement for the financial year ending 30th September 2019.