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Corporate Governance

We comply with the relevant legislative, public sector and safety requirements for doing business

Modern Slavery Act

Translink fully supports the aims of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 (the “Act”) and is committed to tackling slavery and human trafficking where it can. The objective of this document is to set out the actions that Translink is taking to comply with the Act. It forms Translink’s Modern Slavery Statement for the financial year 2017/2018.


Organisational structure and supply chains

This statement is prepared on behalf of the Northern Ireland Transport Holding Company (“NITHC”), Ulsterbus Limited, Citybus Limited and NI Railways Company Limited collectively referred to as “Translink” throughout.

NITHC is a statutory public non-financial corporation established under the Transport Act (NI) 1967 and is Northern Ireland’s primary public transport provider. NITHC owns and controls seven private limited subsidiary companies including the three above named companies.

Translink’s supply chains can be divided as follows:

  • Engineering and Fleet Maintenance

  • Corporate Services

  • Infrastructure, Capital Development and Estate Services

  • Fleet Procurement


Relevant Policies

As a Centre of Procurement Expertise, Translink is committed to ensuring that there is no modern slavery or human trafficking in its supply chains or in any part of its business. Our relevant policies include:

  • Whistleblowing Policy

  • Fighting Bribery in Public Procurement Guidelines

  • Anti-fraud and Theft Policy

  • Procurement Policy and Procedures, in line with NI Public Procurement Policy


Due diligence

Translink publicly advertises all tendering opportunities via eTendersNI. As part of its ongoing initiatives to identify and mitigate risk, Translink asks applicants with a turnover of more than £36m to self-certify that their organisation has a Modern Slavery Policy that complies with current UK legislative requirements. Translink also asks if the applicant, or any of its Directors or Executive Officers, has been in receipt of enforcement/remedial orders in relation to offences under the prevention of modern slavery legislation.


We have committed to:

  • Identify and assess potential risk areas in our supply chains at Procurement Strategy stage

  • Mitigate the risk of slavery and human trafficking occurring in our supply chains by supplier assessment at tendering stage

  • Protect whistle blowers


Supplier adherence to our values

We have zero tolerance to slavery and human trafficking. To ensure all those in our supply chain comply with our values, we have in place a process to mitigate potential risk by ensuring that all suppliers sign up to our contract terms, which include Anti-Slavery conditions.


Training and communication

Translink’s Procurement team undertakes CIPS Ethical Procurement training on an annual basis.

This statement is contained within Translink’s Standards and Policies Library. It is available to all staff via Translink’s intranet and will be communicated to staff via staff briefings.