Introduction from John Power, Chief Executive Officer
We are committed to improving our practices to combat slavery and human trafficking.
This statement is made on behalf of Aerogen Ltd (Aerogen) pursuant to the section 54(1) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and comprises our slavery and human trafficking statement. It outlines the steps we have taken as a business to identify and prevent slavery and human trafficking in our own operations and supply chains. We understand our responsibilities and are committed to improving our practices to combat slavery and human trafficking.
Aerogen is the world leader in high-performance aerosol drug delivery in the acute care sector reaching over 16 million patients, in more than 75 countries. Aerogen’s unique award-winning vibrating mesh technology is supported by over 300 international patents and trusted by the world’s leading mechanical ventilation companies. We have offices in Ireland, UK, Germany, the United States, United Arab Emirates, China, France and India.
With a global team of over 350 employees we have dedicated service teams in all major markets and we support healthcare professionals to deliver superior patient care.
Our Supply Chains
Aerogen has direct relationships with a number of global suppliers offering components to Aerogen.
Our Policies on Slavery and Human Trafficking
We are committed to ensuring that there is no modern slavery or human trafficking in our supply chains or in any part of our business. Our core values reflect our commitment to acting ethically and with integrity in all our business relationships and to take appropriate steps to ensure slavery and human trafficking is not taking place anywhere in our supply chains.
Read more about our core values.
Due Diligence for Slavery and Human Trafficking
As part of our initiative to identify and mitigate risk we encourage all staff to:
- Identify and assess potential risk areas in our supply chains.
- Mitigate the risk of slavery and human trafficking occurring in our supply chains.
- Monitor potential risk areas in our supply chains.
We protect whistle blowers who raise concerns any activities in or around our supply chains.
Supplier Adherence to our Values and Ethics
We have zero tolerance to slavery and human trafficking. Our supply teams work closely with our supply chain partners.
To ensure a high level of understanding of our core values and our business procedures and policies, we provide continuous training to our staff. This is further enhanced through regular staff events and communications.
We understand that some workers may be more vulnerable to modern slavery during the coronavirus pandemic. Aerogen adopted government guidelines for COVID-19 secure workplaces and paid statutory sick pay where required in order to prevent the spread of coronavirus within the workplace. Our employees have been and continue to have access to our grievance procedures.
Following a review of the effectiveness of the steps we have taken this year to ensure that there is no slavery or human trafficking in our supply chains we intend to take further steps to combat slavery and human trafficking.
This statement is made pursuant to section 54(1) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and constitutes our Group’s slavery and human trafficking statement for the financial year ending 2020. It was approved by the board on 18 August 2021.
John Power— Director, CEO and Managing Director.