Modern slavery statement

This statement is made pursuant to s.54 of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and sets out the steps that Hyundai Motor UK Limited (‘HMUK’) has taken and is continuing to take to ensure that modern slavery or human trafficking is not taking place within our business or supply chain.

Modern slavery encompasses slavery, servitude, human trafficking and forced labour. HMUK will not tolerate forced labour (including human trafficking) or child labour in our operations and we conduct internal checks of our manufacturing locations and key suppliers to ensure compliance. We are committed to acting ethically and with integrity and transparency in all business dealings and to putting effective systems and controls in place to safeguard against any form of modern slavery taking place within the business or our supply chain.

Our business

Hyundai has sold vehicles in the UK since 1982. In 2005, Hyundai opened its own UK subsidiary, Hyundai Motor UK Ltd, based in High Wycombe. Hyundai Motor UK employs more than 3,000 people through its UK operations and dealer network.

Our cars are manufactured within the Czech Republic, South Korea and Turkey and we have confirmed with each of these manufacturing plants that the processes are in place and working to prevent forced labour (including human trafficking) or child labour in either its plants directly or in the direct supply chain.

In addition we regularly check other key suppliers operating within Europe and the Rest of World to gain the above assurance.

Our policies

We operate a number of internal policies to ensure that we are conducting business in an ethical and transparent manner. These include:
  1. Safeguarding policy. This policy sets out the organisation’s stance on protecting any child, young person or vulnerable adult who is registered on a programme of learning/work experience with HMUK. It is also intended to safeguard the interests of employees who work or come into contact with, young people or vulnerable adults and explains how employees can identify any instances of this and where they can go for help.
  2. Recruitment policy. We operate a robust recruitment policy, including conducting eligibility to work in the UK checks for all employees to safeguard against human trafficking or individuals being forced to work against their will.
  3. Whistleblowing policy. We operate a whistleblowing policy so that all employees know that they can raise concerns about how colleagues are being treated, or practices within our business or supply chain, without fear of reprisals.

Our Suppliers

HMUK operates a supplier policy and maintains a preferred supplier list. We conduct due diligence on all suppliers before allowing them to become a preferred supplier. This due diligence includes an online search to ensure that particular organisation has never been convicted of offenses relating to modern slavery and on site audits which include a review of working conditions where applicable. Our anti-slavery policy forms part of our contract with all suppliers and they are required to confirm that no part of their business operations contradicts this policy.

Approval for this statement

This statement was approved by the Board of Directors
Name:                    Tony Whitehorn, President and CEO