• The CAA remains committed to ensuring best practice in its own business activities and has similar expectations of companies in its supply chains.  The CAA therefore acknowledges its responsibility under the Modern Slavery Act 2015. The CAA will not support or deal with any business knowingly involved in slavery or human trafficking.

    As a public body the CAA adheres to the 2014 EU Procurement Directives, as implemented by the UK in the Public Contracts Regulations 2015. The Directives and the regulations govern how we buy goods, services and works and enshrine fundamental principles of transparency, equal treatment and non-discrimination in all public sector procurements irrespective of value.  In that overall context, the CAA is committed to ensuring that there is no modern slavery or human trafficking in its supply chains or in any part of its business.

    During the course of this reporting year we have:

    • Undertaken an annual review of our supply chain to identify those suppliers whose areas of business are most at risk of modern slavery practices.  The suppliers identified are those which current provide the following services to CAA:  

    • Concluded that there has been no change to the supply chain that currently supplies the above-mentioned services and the risk assessment remains low.

    • Concluded that there have been no additional contracts let that have identified any Modern Slavery practices or risks.  

    Whilst there are no new risks identified, CAA is undertaking a retender of its Estate Services contracts (total facility management) in 2019 and will therefore undertake the necessary due diligence to ensure that the chosen supplier meets their respective obligations under the Act. 

    The CAA’s Chief Operating Officer is responsible for implementing the CAA’s policy on modern slavery and, in concert with the CAA’s Executive Committee, will provide adequate resources, training and investment to ensure that slavery and human trafficking is not taking place within the organisation or within its supply chain.

    This statement is made pursuant to section 54(1) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and constitutes the CAA and its subsidiaries’ slavery and human trafficking statement for the current financial year.