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Section One

This Statement

This Statement is made pursuant to section 54 of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and relates to the financial year ending 31 December 2022. This Statement is made by Pentalver Transport Limited and its subsidiary Pentalver Cannock Limited (Pentalver) and has been approved by the Pentalver Board of Directors.

Section Two

Our Organisation’s Structure

With its operational headquarters in Southampton, Pentalver operates off-dock container terminals (most under long-term lease) strategically placed at each of the four major seaports of Felixstowe, Southampton, London Gateway and Tilbury, as well as an inland terminal located at Cannock near many of the UK’s largest distribution centres.

We offer container storage, transport, specialist haulage, cargo handling, container repairs and refrigeration services. We are also one of the UK’s leading providers of ISO shipping containers offering new containers, second-hand containers, refrigerated containers and container conversion.

Pentalver is owned by Genesee & Wyoming Inc. (G&W). G&W owns or leases 115 freight railroads worldwide with over 7,300 employees and 3,000 customers.

Section Three

Our Policies on Slavery and Human Trafficking

Consistent with the G&W core values which relate to respect and integrity, Pentalver is committed to ensuring that there is no modern slavery or human trafficking in our supply chains or in any part of our business. We are committed to acting ethically and with integrity in all our business relationships and to implementing and enforcing effective systems and controls to ensure slavery and human trafficking is not taking place anywhere in our business operations or our supply chain and that our contractors comply with our values.

Policies and procedures

To effectively promote Modern Slavery legislation our supplier conditions of trading clearly state our expectations that our suppliers will comply with the modern slavery legislation and affirm our intention to step away (without penalty) if any occurrences of non-compliance with modern slavery legislation is found.

Effectiveness of our procedures

In the financial year to 31st December 2021, there were no reported breaches relating to modern slavery made to our whistleblowing hotline, nor any instances of remedial action being required with respect to any of our suppliers.

We continually review our systems and controls to assess how effective we have been in in ensuring that there is no slavery or human trafficking in our supply chains and will make improvements and changes where necessary.

Becky Lumlock
Interim CEO UK/Europe Region
30 June 2023


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