Modern Slavery Statement

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MODERN SLAVERY STATEMENT

1st July 2023

OBJECTIVE

Randox Holdings Limited, (parent company of the Randox Group Companies (Randox)), publish this, Modern Slavery Statement (this Statement) pursuant to the requirements placed on eligible UK businesses per the Modern Slavery Act 2015. Randox resolutely stands against slavery, servitude, forced labour, and human trafficking offences in the UK and abroad. The objective of this Statement is to reiterate our commitment to seek to:

  1. increase awareness of modern slavery; and
  2. To ensure that no slavery, in any form as defined by the Modern Slavery Act, is being employed in our business or in our supply chains.

OUR ORGANIZATION

Randox fully endorses the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and unreservedly condemns all forms of human slavery, servitude, human trafficking, forced labour and/or compulsory labour.

Randox has almost 40 years’ experience in the field of in vitro diagnostics (IVD). Randox comprises a number of divisions, including Health, Reagents, Quality Control, RX Series, Toxicology, Biosciences, Food Diagnostics and Testing Services, with over 2,200 employees across its global facilities. Some 1880 are employed in the United Kingdom and Ireland and Randox has International Offices or staff in Australia, Brazil, China, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Italy, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Slovakia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Switzerland, UAE, USA and Vietnam. In 2020/21, based on these capabilities, Randox responded to the Covid-19 pandemic by quickly developing innovative Covid-19 PCR assays and constructing the highest throughput Covid-19 testing facilities in the UK, and amongst the very largest in Europe. In the most recent financial year Randox is rapidly expanding its Bioscience and health division- visible by additional health clinics opening globally.

Randox is acknowledged as a global leader within the IVD marketplace; beyond our Covid-19 capabilities, more than 5% of the world’s population – in excess of 370 million people across 145 countries- receive medical diagnosis using Randox products each year. Randox is the largest diagnostic company from the UK and routinely exports over 95% of products worldwide. Our products and services are used in hospitals, clinical, research and molecular laboratories, food testing, forensic toxicology, life sciences, and veterinary laboratories

POLICIES AND CONTRACTUAL CONTROLS

As an organization Randox is committed to meeting high ethical standards and observing all applicable local, national and international laws wherever we do business. Randox HR function is centrally controlled and managed with appropriate procedures and policies to safeguard the rights and welfare of employees and allow them to safely report any abuses. Policies include:

  • Human Rights
  • Anti- Bribery
  • Bullying and Harassment
  • Grievance

The right for migrant workers to lawfully live and work in the UK is closely scrutinised as part of our UK recruitment process. We work closely with and are compliant with all regulations set out by UK Visas and Immigration. For all overseas operations, adherence to and compliance with local employment law and migration issues is closely supervised throughout Randox recruitment processes.

Randox also have systems and controls for managing the quality, efficiency and proficiency processes within its supply chain. These controls are accredited. For example, ISO 13485:2016, ISO 17403:201, ISO 17025:2015 and ISO 27001:2013.

Working with our supply chain partners, Randox have, and will, continue to incorporate anti-slavery and human trafficking terms as part of its contractual processes. Contracts also include obligations to comply with all applicable local, national and international laws, including new legislation introduced during the term of the contract. Requiring our supply chain partners to confirm compliance with the Modern Slavery Act 2015 demonstrates our commitment to spreading awareness of this most important issue and send a message that as a company- we will not tolerate, reward, or knowingly contribute to this international problem.

DUE DILIGENCE AND RESPONSE

Randox sells goods and services and also buys goods and services from third parties and it understands that there is a potential for exposure to modern slavery in any transaction.

Randox is confident in its ability to control risks within our operations, noting potential issues within supply chains in countries that are deemed to be at higher risk. As reported by the Thompson Reuters Foundation and other reputable organisations, there are certain countries that are identified as being at extreme risk of human rights offences, including but not limited to the use of slave labour and human trafficking. We are prepared to take extra due-diligence with countries identified as being high risk.

As part of our supply chain due diligence process, we issue supplier questionnaires before onboarding any new supplier. As part of this questionnaire we ask questions relating to modern slavery compliance and due diligence undertaken. We intend to review this questionnaire on an ongoing basis.

Where non-complaint behaviour is identified within our supply chain partners, Randox will unambiguously stress our requirements for compliant behaviour, we will rigorously meet our statutory responsibilities and make subsequent business decisions accordingly.

STAFF TRAINING

Randox staff engage in training upon induction into the company, and ongoing training to managers and supervisors to ensure a top-down compliance approach. On the first day of induction training, a new member of staff learns of the company’s zero tolerance approach to modern slavery. Information regarding the company’s commitment to raising awareness of modern slavery and human trafficking is further provided in the Randox Employee Handbook. Randox will continue to monitor and review this curriculum in light of any changes to legislation. This slavery and human trafficking statement is available to all staff via the intranet.

ENQUIRIES

Any individual who wishes to raise concern in relation to slavery of human trafficking should write to the Randox Legal Department in the first instance, for review and response:

Legal Department
Randox Laboratories Limited
55 Diamond Road
Crumlin, B29 4QY
County Antrim
United Kingdom

This concludes Randox’s sixth Slavery and Human Trafficking Statement. This statement will be reviewed annually.

Document Title Slavery and Human Trafficking Statement
Financial Period Year End 30th June 2023
This statement has been approved to form by A Director of the Company
Distribution Intranet (Internal);
Published on Randox.com (External)

Signed:
S.P FitzGerald
Print: Dr. S. Peter FitzGerald
Director
Randox Holdings
Parent of Randox Laboratories Limited

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