SLAVERY & HUMAN TRAFFICKING STATEMENT
PORSCHE CARS GREAT BRITAIN LIMITED AND PORSCHE RETAIL GROUP LIMITED
This statement is issued by Porsche Cars Great Britain Limited and Porsche Retail Group Limited (“ Porsche GB”) in accordance with Section 54 of the United Kingdom’s Modern Slavery Act (2015), and cites those measures operated by Porsche GB during FYE2017 to counter the occurrence of slavery and human tracking within its business activities.
STRUCTURE AND BUSINESS ACTIVITY
Dr. Ing. h.c.F. Porsche Aktiengeselllschaft
Porsche AG is the manufacturer of new Porsche branded sports cars and Porsche original automotive parts. In the conduct of its business the company sources production materials and non-production materials from a global supply chain comprised of direct and indirect suppliers. The company distributes new Porsche branded sports cars and automotive parts to a global marketplace, including the United Kingdom and Ireland.
The Porsche AG corporate headquarter is established in Stuttgart, Germany.
Porsche Cars Great Britain Limited
Porsche Cars Great Britain Limited is the authorised importer and distributor of new Porsche branded sports cars and automotive parts for the United Kingdom and Ireland. Porsche Cars Great Britain Limited does not undertake any manufacturing. Finished Porsche sports cars and automotive parts are sourced from either Porsche AG or other members of the Porsche selective distribution network. Porsche Cars Great Britain Limited is a distributor, not a wholesaler. Automotive parts and other Porsche branded merchandising are distributed from a warehouse facility owned and operated by Porsche Cars Great Britain Limited. Porsche Cars Great Britain Limited distributes new Porsche sports cars and automotive parts to a network of authorised Porsche Centres established in the United Kingdom and Ireland pursuant to a selective distribution system. Porsche Cars Great Britain Limited also undertakes a number of marketing activities and events to promote Porsche products and services and the Porsche brand. With the exception of certain Porsche motorsport products and products and services sold from the Porsche Experience Centre, Porsche Cars Great Britain Limited does not undertake any sales or marketing activities as a retailer. In the conduct of its business the company sources non-production materials from what it believes to be responsible suppliers for the most part established in the United Kingdom.
The Porsche Cars Great Britain Limited corporate headquarter is established in Reading, United Kingdom. The link needs to be updated, as it is no longer available.
Porsche Retail Group Limited
Porsche Retail Group Limited is a wholly owned subsidiary of Porsche Cars Great Britain Limited. Porsche Retail Group Limited undertakes the sale and marketing activities, at a retail level, for new and pre-owned Porsche sports cars, new automotive parts, merchandising and automotive aftersales services. These retailing activities are undertaken from five (5) authorised Porsche Centres with locations proximate to the City of London. Porsche Retail Group Limited does not undertake any manufacturing. Finished new Porsche sports cars, automotive parts and merchandising are sourced from either Porsche Cars Great Britain Limited or other members of the Porsche selective distribution network. Porsche Retail Group Limited also undertakes a number of marketing activities and events to promote Porsche products and services and the Porsche brand. In the conduct of its business the company sources non-production materials from what it believes to be responsible suppliers for the most part established in the United Kingdom.
The Porsche Retail Group Limited corporate headquarter is established in Reading, United Kingdom.
Porsche GB does not support slavery or human trafficking in the organisation of labour within its own business or within its supply chain. Porsche GB is committed to the implementation of measures designed to counter the propensity for and occurrence of slavery and human trafficking in the conduct of its business.
To counter the propensity and occurrence of slavery and human trafficking during 2017 Porsche GB operated the following measures.
At Porsche GB employee behaviour and business activities are steered and moderated by reference to positive community based values, such as those published in the Porsche Code of Conduct and other internal company documents steering good governance at Porsche GB.
In 2017, Porsche GB adopted management directive governing the topic Modern Slavery. This new directive forms part of the Porsche GB compliance management system and governs the company’s commitment and response to the topic of modern slavery.
Porsche GB operates a range of controls targeting recruitment and employment of labour in conformity with applicable laws and to ensure respect for employee rights. Candidates seeking to become employees are required to establish their right to work, satisfy minimum age requirements and their suitability for available roles. The company additionally monitors legal developments including, for example, change to minimum wage laws to ensure ongoing compliance
Compliance Management System
Porsche GB operates a compliance management system. In 2016 the management decision was taken to include within the scope of the Porsche GB compliance management system the topic of slavery and human trafficking. The compliance management system is steered according to agreed targets. The 2018 compliance plan will include targets addressing management of the slavery and human trafficking compliance topic.
Porsche GB operates an external whistleblowing system headed by an independent ombudsman located in Germany who is not an employee of the company. The whistleblowing system is accessible by employees and non-employees.
Porsche GB also operates in internal compliance management incident reporting system.
Porsche GB operates a written procurement process designed to project transparency and cost effectiveness over the procurement process. Porsche expects all contractors to align their values and perform their engagements according the values published by Porsche GB. In an effort to mitigate the risk of misalignment in 2017 Porsche GB implemented a new online business parting checking tool and process increasing pre-appointment supplier due diligence. Contractor appointments are subject to contract terms requiring compliance with laws.
Porsche GB strives to respect the human rights of all persons. We believe in this objective and publish this goal in our Code of Conduct as follows: “We respect, protect and promote all regulations in force to protect human rights and children’s rights (hereinafter called human rights) as a fundamental and general requirement throughout the world. We reject all use of child labor and forced or compulsory labor as well as all forms of modern slavery and human trafficking. This applies not only to cooperation within our Company but also as a matter of course to the conduct of and toward business partners.” (Section 1. Our responsibility as a member of society - Human Rights). All managers and employees at Porsche GB are required to support and to honour this objective.
This statement is approved by the Board of Directors effective 6th of July 2018.
Frank Angelkoetter Marcus Eckermann
Group Finance Director Managing Director