Slavery & Human Trafficking statement

This statement constitutes the position of Irish Continental Group plc (ICG) in relation to modern slavery and human trafficking and is made in respect of the financial year ending 31st December 2018. This statement applies to ICG and its subsidiaries.

The Group

ICG is incorporated and based in Ireland and operates maritime transport and related services. Through its subsidiaries it operates shipping services into the United Kingdom from Ireland and Continental Europe and provides port and agency services. A listing of operating subsidiaries and a description of their activities is set out at Schedule 1.

Business Model

At 31 December 2018, ICG employees were based across its locations in Ireland, continental Europe and the United Kingdom. ICG operates a mainly outsourced business model so the key risk for modern slavery is within ICG’s outsourced supply chain. Key contracts in the Group’s supply chain include the appointment of third party contractors for the crewing and technical management of its owned vessels and the manning of port stevedoring operations at ports served in Ireland, continental Europe and the United Kingdom. ICG also charters-in vessels on a time charter basis (i.e.fully crewed) from third party owners for use in its operations.

Supply Chain Management

ICG imposes strict obligations on the entity responsible for the technical and crewing management onboard its ships, the applicable contractors it employs and its management teams to comply with all applicable laws, including those relating to labour and employment practises. ICG requires a due diligence process to be conducted prior to the appointment of a contractor together with in-contract reviews.

Within its day to day operations ICG has in place a range of measures to help ensure modern slavery and human trafficking are not taking place in its business or its supply chains. We set out some of these measures below:

 

  • In addition to general observation for unusual behaviour in our ports and onboard our vessels, which is standard procedure across the industry, ICG provides guidance to employees to support immigration and border agency initiatives to reduce human trafficking. Awareness of this issue is promulgated across all group businesses
  • ICG is committed to working continually with other companies and organisations to share knowledge, learning and best practise and co-operates with a series of law-enforcement projects that help to combat human trafficking and modern slavery.
  • We regularly update management and committees on modern slavery so that directors and key individuals understand their role and accountability for eradicating modern slavery from our business and supply chains.    

 

ICG continues to actively monitor its success in preventing modern slavery and human trafficking by reference to reports and alerts from staff, the public and communication with law-enforcement agencies.

 

This Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking Statement for the financial year ending 31st December 2018 has been approved by the board of directors of ICG on 18th January 2019.

 

Eamonn Rothwell

Chief Executive Officer

Irish Continental Group plc

 

Date: 18th January 2019

 

Schedule 1: SCHEDULE OF ICG GROUP COMPANIES

 

 

Company

 

Incorporated

Activity

Geographic Area of Activities

Irish Continental Group plc

 

Ireland

Holding Company

Ireland

Irish Ferries Limited

 

Ireland

Ropax shipping services and stevedoring services

 

Ireland, Continental Europe and United Kingdom

Eucon Shipping and Transport Limited

 

Ireland

Container Shipping Services

Ireland, Continental Europe and United Kingdom

Contarga Limited

 

Ireland

Vessel time chartering

 

Ireland and Continental Europe

Belfast Container Terminal (BCT) Limited

 

United Kingdom

Stevedoring services

United Kingdom

Irish Ferries (UK) Limited

 

United Kingdom

Booking and port agency services

United Kingdom

Irish Ferries Services Limited

 

Ireland

Employment agency

Ireland

Irish Ferries Services (UK) Limited

 

United Kingdom

Employment agency

United Kingdom