We acknowledge that modern slavery is a pervasive global concern, and no industry or region is exempt from such dangers. As a result, Crane Worldwide Logistics takes the measures noted here to protect and promote human rights within our business and supply chains.
This statement is made pursuant to Section 54 of the U.K. Modern Slavery Act 2015 (the "Modern Slavery Act") and sets out the steps that Crane Worldwide Logistics LLC, its affiliates, and subsidiaries (collectively, "Crane Worldwide Logistics," "we," "us," and "our") are taking to address the risk of modern slavery, as defined by the Modern Slavery Act, in our business and supply chains.
Throughout our global operations, Crane Worldwide Logistics is committed to conducting business in a legal, ethical, and socially responsible manner and fostering a culture of compliance with applicable laws, rules, and regulations, including those relating to human rights. This commitment extends to our relationships with our suppliers.
We acknowledge that modern slavery is a pervasive global concern, and no industry or region is exempt from such dangers. As a result, Crane Worldwide Logistics takes the measures noted below to protect and promote human rights within our business and supply chains.
Crane Worldwide Logistics is a leader in supply chain services providing individual solutions that address our client's logistics challenges. Crane Worldwide Logistics is headquartered in Houston, Texas, and operates from 120 locations across 30 countries to provide ocean freight, air freight, and contract logistics solutions. The company has four branch locations in the United Kingdom – Aberdeen, London, Birmingham-Midlands, and Manchester.
Due to the diverse nature of our product and services portfolio, our supply chains are complex and geographically broad. We do not purchase raw minerals from mines, smelters, or refiners and rely on our suppliers to provide us with the components and materials we incorporate into our products.
In an effort to promote socially responsible, ethical, and legally compliant conduct in our business and supply chains, Crane Worldwide Logistics has implemented a suite of applicable policies and other initiatives:
Crane Worldwide Logistics vets its vendors and requires them to comply with the company’s Vendor Code Of Conduct, including with respect to modern slavery. Crane Worldwide Logistics will investigate any allegation of modern slavery identified to it by any employee, supplier, or a third party and, if appropriate, take targeted actions in response. Those actions may include the cessation of business with any party deemed to have contact with modern slavery.
Crane Worldwide Logistics will continue to monitor its business operations and relationships to identify areas that might present a risk of modern slavery. It will use the tools and information identified in this report in that effort and will update its policies and practices to address any risks that might be identified.
In an effort to keep our employees informed about our principles and policies concerning ethical and legal business conduct, the Crane Worldwide Logistics Code of Conduct has been made available on the Company website and is provided to all new employees upon hire.
In addition, training is provided to employees to ensure awareness of laws and regulations relating to modern slavery as well as to suggest factors to consider to mitigate the risk of modern slavery in our direct supply chains.
In mitigating the risk of modern slavery in our business and supply chains, Crane Worldwide Logistics employs a cross-functional, collaborative approach between the Compliance, Human Resources, Finance, Legal and Administration departments. If any incidence of modern slavery is identified or suspected either in the U.K. or internationally, Crane Worldwide Logistics will take corrective action as appropriate.
Crane Worldwide Logistics is committed to continuous improvement in its performance in this area and will continue to take action to detect, better understand, and address the potential risks of modern slavery within our business and supply chains. As part of this process, we will periodically review our policies and procedures to help maintain compliance with pertinent laws and regulations.
This statement constitutes Crane Worldwide Logistics's U.K. Modern Slavery Statement for the financial year ending December 31, 2022.
CWL Holdings approved this U.K. Modern Slavery Statement, LLC’s Board of Directors, as the sole member of Crane Worldwide Logistics LLC on March 22, 2022, and will be reviewed and updated, as appropriate, on an annual basis.
Jared Crane - President