Modern Slavery Act Statement
At BT Cables we are committed to running our business responsibly. We strive to maintain the highest standards of integrity, transparency and fairness in all we do – and this includes encouraging all of our supply chain partners to meet the same high standards that we set for ourselves.
At BT Cables we make cables and accessories for a number of key market sectors including telecommunications, infrastructure, buildings, industrial and rail. Our cable manufacturing base in Manchester is steeped in history with the factory having been operational for more than 120 years. This longevity brings invaluable experience and expertise which has seen our operation evolve to a world class, industry respected, cable manufacturer. We support and supply a global client base from our commercial operations in the UK, Continental Europe and Middle East.
BT Cables employs over 125 people, who are mainly based in Manchester.
As a business, we buy a wide range of materials from over 200 suppliers. Given the scale of our operations we prioritise our attention on working with those suppliers that provide high value products and services.
As a member of the BT group of companies, BT Cables complies with, and is subject to, all the policies and processes that BT group has in place. This means, for example, that whenever we purchase new products and services, the process is managed through BT’s procurement team and subject to the same checks and balances that BT applies to its broader supply chain. BT Cables staff also have to complete the same mandatory training as BT employees. In addition, BT Cables is included within BT’s wider audit and compliance activity to check that we comply with both law and BT internal policies.
For this reason, our Modern Slavery Act Statement includes the statement by British Telecommunications plc. This describes in a lot more detail the steps that BT Cables and BT take to ensure that slavery and human trafficking are prevented in our business and supply chains.
Our Modern Slavery Act statement covers 1 April 2016 to 31 March 2017 and has been approved by the Board of BT Cables.
Kevin Samuel | Managing Director