Modern Slavery Statement



This statement is made in accordance with section 54(1) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and is the first such statement produced.  In the year ended 31 March 2023, YLEM Group Limited and its subsidiaries satisfied the criteria set out in section 54 of the Act and as such is now required to publish a Modern Slavery statement for that year.

Therefore, this statement constitutes YLEM Group Limited’s (and its subsidiaries’) slavery and human trafficking statement for the financial year ending 31 March 2023.


Organisation Structure and Supply Chains

YLEM Group Limited (YGL) is a Holding Company with a number of subsidiary companies.

YLEM Energy Limited (YEL), a subsidiary business of YGL is a UK based, industry leader in energy generation solutions producing power exported to the national grid or helping large businesses reduce energy costs and achieve net zero targets whilst increasing long-term energy security.  YEL specialises in designing, building, operating and maintaining reliable systems, at no cost to its customers’ businesses. YEL’s expertise in energy generation solutions includes hydrogen-ready gas generation, battery storage and solar PV. YEL solutions are all self-funded, owned and operated in house.


Policies in relation to slavery and human trafficking

YLEM Group Limited has zero tolerance towards Modern Day Slavery. This extends to all YLEM companies’ business dealings and transactions in all countries in which it and its associates operate.

We are committed to ensuring there is transparency in our own business and approach to tackling modern slavery throughout our supply chains.  We expect the same high standards from all our contractors, suppliers and other business partners.

The prevention, detection and reporting of modern slavery in any part of our business or supply chain is the responsibility of all those working for the Group or on its behalf.  Workers must not engage in, facilitate or fail to report any activity that might lead to, or suggest, a breach of this policy.

In order to support the above statements we have the below policies in place:

  • Modern Slavery policy details our zero-tolerance approach to slavery and human trafficking both within our business and our suppliers’ businesses.
  • Public Interest Disclosure Policy details how our individuals can raise concerns about something happening in work.
  • Anti Bribery Procedures details our zero-tolerance approach to Bribery and Corruption.


Due Diligence process


In 2023, we have added to our Contractor Competency Questionnaire and now ask whether our suppliers and contractors have a Modern Slavery Policy or Statement.  If they do not have one, we ask whether they agree to comply with our Modern Slavery Statement.  We will not do business with any Company that refuses to abide by our zero-tolerance stance towards Modern Slavery.


Key performance indicators to measure effectiveness of steps being taken


We currently do not have any KPIs in place, however the Contractor Competency Questionnaire is reissued annually with the option for us to check any contractor and their policies and procedures should we have concerns. We feel that this together with our resolve not to work with any businesses that refuse to abide by our zero-tolerance stance is sufficient.


Awareness and Training on Modern Slavery and Trafficking

To date, no training programmes have been run to raise awareness of Modern Slavery. Our plans for FY2023/24 are to provide materials relating to modern slavery and human trafficking on our worldwide intranet for all employees to access.

All training programmes are implemented at subsidiary level and each subsidiary is responsible for determining the specific courses that would be considered appropriate for their area.

In October 2023, we commenced mandatory training for all our current UK employees and Directors on Modern Slavery.   After this, all new employees will be required to carry out this training within their first month of employment.  Updated training will be provided when there are any changes to the law.


Board Approval

This statement was approved by the YLEM Group Board at the 06/12/23 meeting.


Ian Gadsby                                                      06/12/23

Managing Director