We recognise that the ability to conduct business is an honour, not a right, which must be earned daily. To gain the trust of our people, our clients, our stakeholders, and the communities in which we operate, we commit to demonstrating integrity in all aspects of our work. Merely meeting the letter of the law is not enough for us. Instead, we set a higher standard, with a firm belief that doing the right thing is the only way we'll do business.
We work in an industry where ethical concerns are common. That's why education and preparation are key to ensuring that our frontline employees can navigate this tricky terrain and stay true to our values. We understand that it's not always easy to do the right thing, which is why we've made sure to provide our team with the tools they need to stay on track. Our ethical training is tailored to each employee's role and delivered with maximum impact.
Bringing our world the energy it needs in the most responsible way ever imagined requires maintaining high ethical standards throughout all our operations. This includes the careful screening of all suppliers before we engage with them. At Kent, we fully understand the importance of undertaking due-diligence screening of all suppliers. We take pride in our commitment to ensuring that our supply chain is ethical and sustainable. By conducting proper due diligence, we are not only protecting our reputation, but we are also helping to create a better world. We actively monitor the behaviour of our suppliers throughout our engagement, and we take swift corrective action if necessary.
Actions not just words. We won’t compromise our integrity under any circumstances, and we’ll never take our eye of the ball. We've conducted a thorough gap analysis to identify areas where we can improve. This commitment extends beyond our internal operations and into the communities we serve.
Under the leadership of George Thomas, our Legal Services Director, throughout 2023, we're committed to:
At Kent, we're committed to the fight against modern slavery and human trafficking. Our unwavering commitment to the highest ethical standards is our driving force. We champion the well-being and dignity of every single person involved in our operations. This statement reinforces our zero-tolerance policy towards slavery and human trafficking, ensuring they have no place in our business or supply chains.