Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking Statement

Financial year 2022

This statement is made pursuant to section 54(1) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and sets out the steps we have taken to ensure that our business as well as our supply chains are free from slavery and human trafficking during the financial year ending 31/12/2022.


Advanced Technology Services is committed to acting ethically and with integrity in all our business relationships preventing slavery and human trafficking occurring in any of its corporate activities, as well as seeking to ensure that our supply chains are also free from such practices.

Our organisational structure and operations

Advanced Technology Services is a provider of maintenance services working in the manufacturing sector in industries such as Aerospace, Hydraulics, Packaging, Building Products, CGP, Heavy Equipment, Paper and Pulp, Tire and Rubber, and Power Distribution.

Advanced Technology Services employs 3,000 – 6,000 people worldwide and operate in North America, Mexico, and the United Kingdom.

The services provided include a comprehensive range of on-site Industrial Maintenance and MRO services.

Nature of our supply chains

Our key supply chains operations are detailed below along with the geographic regions that we source from:

Key supply chain operationsGeographical regions
Manufacturer OEM servicesEMEA, NA
Parts for production assetsEMEA, APAC, NA
General engineering equipment and toolingEMEA, APAC, NA
Labour/recruitment suppliersEMEA, NA, LAD

Policies and due dilligence relating to slavery and human trafficking

Slavery and servitude do not take place in any part of Advanced Technology Services. Our company policies reflect our commitment to implementing and enforcing effective procedures and controls to minimise the risks of human trafficking and other modern slavery practices and to act ethically and with integrity in all our business activities and relationships.

We ensure that our employees and our suppliers are aware of our policies.

  • Our supplier code of conduct which includes our policies was last updated in February 2023 and sent out to all existing suppliers as well as new suppliers.
  • Our internal anti-slavery policy was updated and issued in January 2023.

Staff training

We understand the importance of ensuring that our employees understand the risks of modern slavery and human trafficking infiltrating our business or supply chains and effectively operate our policies and procedures aimed at mitigating this risk.

We also require our key suppliers to provide such training to their own staff.

We make specific provision in our whistleblowing policy for the protection of those who whistle­ blow in relation to an issue of modern slavery.

Monitoring of our anti-slavery policy

Processes and policies relating to anti-slavery are reviewed annually, and improvements are identified, training provided for key employees and actions agreed.

Future action:

  • Provide specific and detailed training to key staff in purchasing
  • Assess which of our own activities and supply chains represent the highest risks in respect of slavery or human trafficking.

This statement is approved by the board of directors.

Signature of James Hefti, VP of Human Resources, dated April 15th 2023.