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MAHLE GmbH
Pragstraße 26 - 46
70376 Stuttgart/Germany
Phone +49 711 501-0
Mail: info@mahle.com

Represented by the Board of Management: Dr. Jörg Stratmann (Chairman and CEO), Georg Dietz, Bernd Eckl, Wilhelm Emperhoff, Arnd Franz, Michael Frick, Michael Glowatzki

Commercial Register Stuttgart HRB 638
VAT registration number: DE147848147

© by MAHLE GmbH, Stuttgart 2005 - 2018

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Slavery and human trafficking statement for MAHLE for the financial year ending December 2017

This statement is made pursuant to Section 54 of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 (“MSA”) and applies to the MAHLE Group companies operating in the United Kingdom (UK):

  • MAHLE Industries UK Ltd.
  • MAHLE Aftermarket Ltd.
  • MAHLE Filter Systems UK Ltd.
  • MAHLE Powertrain Ltd.
  • MAHLE Engine Systems UK Ltd.

(hereinafter defined as “MAHLE UK”)

This statement defines the potential risks of modern slavery related to MAHLE UK business and the measures put in place to prevent slavery, forced labour, and human trafficking within its own business as well as its supply chains during the financial year ending 31 December 2017.

MAHLE UK is absolutely committed to preventing slavery, forced labour, and human trafficking in its corporate activities, as well as ensuring that no slavery, forced labour, or human trafficking occurs in its supply chains.

ORGANISATIONAL STRUCTURE AND SUPPLY CHAINS

The MAHLE Group is part of the global automotive industry that supplies components to original equipment manufacturers and other supply chain companies.

The MAHLE Group is headquartered in Stuttgart/Germany and currently operates through its affiliated companies on five continents at some 170 production locations and 16 major research and development centres.

MAHLE UK operates at four production locations.

MAHLE UK has approximately 2,000 direct suppliers, each of which in turn has its own supply chain.

RESPONDING TO THE MSA

A cross-functional working group sponsored by the UK Head of Human Resources has been formed in MAHLE UK to assess and respond to the requirements of the MSA. The group includes representation from Corporate Compliance, Purchasing, and Human Resources. We have an ongoing programme to continually review our response to and risk of slavery, forced labour, and human trafficking.

MAHLE UK POLICIES REGARDING SLAVERY AND HUMAN TRAFFICKING

Following the MSA, MAHLE UK has reviewed and, where appropriate, updated the contents of key policies and supplier agreements to more explicitly prohibit slavery, forced labour, and human trafficking.

MAHLE Business Code
The Business Code explains the type of actions and behaviour expected of all MAHLE Group employees—including directors and executives—when representing the organisation. The purpose of the Business Code is to provide a legal and ethical framework for operating abroad and managing its supply chain. The code is available to all employees on the intranet. All managers and staff in key positions must undergo compulsory compliance training, which is provided regularly.

[“COMPLIANCE WITH THE LAW AND RESPONSIBILITY—All employees must comply with the laws and regulations as well as internal guidelines that apply to their area of work. Violations of the law and breaches of internal rules are to be avoided under all circumstances.”]

The code is available on the MAHLE Group website and on the intranet. Board members and executives of the MAHLE Group must confirm in writing that they comply with the MAHLE Business Code.

MAHLE Group Supplier Code of Conduct
MAHLE Group entities are committed to ensuring that its suppliers uphold human rights:

[“Respect for the Basic Human Rights of Employees—The supplier respects and supports compliance of internationally recognised human rights. The supplier rejects every form of forced labour and may not employ any person under the statutory minimum age as stated in the applicable laws.”]

Recruitment policy
MAHLE UK only uses specified, reputable employment agencies to source labour and always verifies the practices of any new agency to determine its compliance with the MSA and other applicable laws before accepting employees from that agency.

Trade unions and other bodies representing workers
Through its employment practices, the MAHLE Group recognises and is bound by the laws relating to freedom of association

SLAVERY AND HUMAN TRAFFICKING RISKS WITHIN MAHLE OPERATIONS

MAHLE UK has undertaken an assessment of the organisation to determine its risk of slavery, forced labour, and human trafficking. The following were reviewed as part of this assessment: recruitment policies and practices, roles performed, and existing contractual agreements with employees, as well as the results of regular internal and external audits. MAHLE UK has also considered the processes that are in place to protect human rights.

Based on our assessment, we consider the risk of slavery, forced labour, and human trafficking within MAHLE UK during the financial year ending 31 December 2017 to be low.

AWARENESS AND TRAINING ON SLAVERY AND HUMAN TRAFFICKING

Information on modern slavery in the form of an overview document and posters have been made available to all MAHLE UK employees.

MAHLE UK requires all staff working in Purchasing, Human Resources, and Supplier Quality within the UK organisation to complete training on modern slavery as they are in the best position to identify and address potential risks in this area.

Remedial action
If MAHLE UK employees identify any potential signs of slavery, forced labour, human trafficking, or other human rights abuses within both its workforce and its supply chain, they are encouraged to report the matter to their line manager or through employee/union representative bodies.
A MAHLE compliance ombudsman or hotline is also available to all employees.

To date, MAHLE UK has received no reports of concerns regarding slavery, forced labour, or human trafficking in its operations. If such an issue was reported, MAHLE would have undertaken an urgent, thorough investigation of the matter. If the investigation confirmed the concerns, MAHLE would have put robust action plans in place to address the issue and protect the victims.

SLAVERY AND HUMAN TRAFFICKING RISK ASSESSMENT IN MAHLE SUPPLY CHAINS

MAHLE UK expects its suppliers to meet the standards set out in the global MAHLE Supplier Code of Conduct.

A supplier risk assessment has been undertaken based on the nature/value of the business transaction. MAHLE UK has identified no high-priority countries. The MAHLE Group uses desktop auditing to determine supplier compliance with the MSA by means of regular supplier questionnaires. In the last 12 months 90% of new suppliers added to our database have been assessed.

Steps will be made to improve substandard supplier practices if high-risk suppliers are identified. Such steps include providing advice to suppliers and requiring them to implement action plans. Sanctions may be brought against suppliers who fail to improve their performance according to an action plan or who seriously violate our supplier code of conduct. Termination of the business relationship as per the supplier agreement may result.

Where possible, the MAHLE Group will introduce terms in new contracts that require suppliers to comply with MSA obligations, which will be audited across a broad range of issues, including human rights and MSA issues. Supplier MSA obligations have been included in the MAHLE Group’s standard terms and conditions.

In the financial year ending 31 December 2017, MAHLE UK did not discover any breaches of the MSA in its supply chains.

PERFORMANCE INDICATORS

MAHLE UK has reviewed its key performance indicators (KPIs) upon the introduction of the Modern Slavery Act 2015:

  • Number of staff working in Purchasing, Human Resources, and Supplier Quality that completed training on modern slavery
  • Number of supplier questionnaires completed
  • Number of complaints relating to slavery and human trafficking

BOARD APPROVAL

This statement will be reviewed and updated annually and has been approved by the Board of Directors of:

  • MAHLE Industries UK Ltd.
  • MAHLE Aftermarket Ltd.
  • MAHLE Filter Systems UK Ltd.
  • MAHLE Powertrain Ltd.
  • MAHLE Engine Systems UK Ltd.

By 5th April 2018, in line with UK legislation, employers in the UK with more than 250 people must report their Gender Pay Gap.  The employee count is taken from an official “snapshot date”, of the 5th April each year.

 Used to its full potential, Gender Pay Gap reporting is a valuable tool for assessing levels of equality in the workplace, female and male participation, and how effectively talent is being maximised.

There are plenty of actions an employer can take to tackle and reduce the gender pay gap. However, one of the first and most fundamental changes needed in many cases is greater transparency about gender pay difference. This greater transparency increases the likelihood that action will take place.

You can find a full report on the MAHLE UK Gender Pay Gap below. Each year there will be a separate report published for each legal entity which employs 250 or more employees on the snapshot date.

If you would like to see how our Gender Pay Gap measures up against other companies, you can view the results of all companies that have reported their Gender Pay Gap, by following this link: https://gender-pay-gap.service.gov.uk/Viewing/search-results

MAHLE Engine Systems GPG Infographic [PDF; 151 KB]

MAHLE Engine Systems GPG Report [PDF; 753 KB]

MAHLE Powertrain GPG Infographic [PDF; 149 KB]

MAHLE Powertrain GPG Report [PDF; 753 KB]