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Modern Slavery Act

Slavery and human trafficking policy statement

Bristol Airport has a zero tolerance policy towards modern slavery and human trafficking. We are committed to ensuring that there is no modern slavery or human trafficking in our supply chains or any other parts of our business, and to preventing Bristol Airport from being used by human traffickers.

Bristol Airport’s structure

Bristol Airport Limited (BAL) is an airport operator in the United Kingdom. BAL’s immediate parent company is South West Airports Limited, a company incorporated in England and Wales. We are owned by Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan, a major pension provider and investor, with over $CAN 175bn in net assets.

BAL has around 290 direct employees, and works with a range of business partners and contractors who, together, provide services to airlines and passengers at the airport.

In 2016 we were the 9th busiest airport in the United Kingdom, handling over 7.5m passengers, a 12% increase compared to 2015. Airlines with operating bases at the airport include easyJet, Ryanair, Thomas Cook, Thomson Airways and bmi regional.

For a more detailed description of our business, including financial information, please refer to the published annual reports and financial statements of BAL.

Our supply chain

BAL and its subsidiaries operate exclusively in the highly regulated UK airport sector. BAL uses a wide variety of local, national and in some cases international supply chains to source equipment and services for the operation and development of the airport. Our supply chain spans a variety of industry sectors, which can be broadly grouped as follows:

Bristol Airport is committed to complying with all applicable laws and regulations as well as conducting its supply chain in a fair, transparent and professional manner at all times.

Policies and controls

Bristol Airport will not tolerate slavery or human trafficking in its business or supply chain. We aim to maintain effective systems, controls and internal policies to prevent this, and take all allegations of slavery and/or human trafficking seriously. 

Supply chain controls

Factors and controls in place that reduce the risk of slavery in our supply chain are as follows:

We expect all companies who supply us to be (a) compliant with all applicable laws relating to slavery and human trafficking, (b) undertake their own due diligence on their own supply chains and business partners, and (c) ensure that any contracts with their sub-contractors have similar obligations.

In order to further ensure compliance, BAL will undertake the following activities:

Employee controls

Factors and controls in place that reduce the risk of slavery in our company are as follows:

The Head of People and Performance is responsible for ensuring compliance with these requirements.

Risk assessments for Bristol Airport and its supply chain

We will carry out a formal assessment of key risks to contravention of the Act within our own business and our contractor and equipment/material supply chains. If this identifies areas of concern, we will implement mitigating actions to manage the risk as effectively as possible.

Measuring the effectiveness of the policies

We will explore what information or performance indicators are appropriate and practical to measure the effectiveness of our Policy.