The Company

With over 30 years’ experience, Smart Aluminium Extrusions (SAE) has grown to become the UK’s most modern and efficient manufacturer of extruded aluminium profiles. During that time, we have earned an enviable reputation for the manufacture aluminium extrusions to the highest quality standards, with our products used across a wide range of applications and industry sectors.

We are part of the global Corialis Group of extrusion companies which has its headquarters in Belgium and manufacturing plants in France, Poland and China. Employing over 1,500 people worldwide and with a turnover in excess of £250 million, the Group’s success is underpinned both by outstanding research and development capabilities and state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities. If required, we can draw on the wealth of expertise and experience within the Group to meet specific customer needs.

We operate a prompt and reliable delivery service, across the UK. The modern, curtain-sided vehicles ensure that every aluminium extrusion reaches its destination in prime condition, with all materials being carefully packaged and painted material shrink-wrapped prior to despatch to our customers requirements.

Smart – Slavery and Human Trafficking Statement for the financial year ending 31 December 2017

Introduction

This statement sets out Smart's actions to understand all potential modern slavery risks related to its business and to put in place steps that are aimed at ensuring that there is no slavery or human trafficking in its own business and its supply chains. This statement relates to actions and activities during the financial year 2017.

Organisation Structure & Supply Chain

Smart is the UK’s leading supplier of aluminium glazing systems and bespoke aluminium extrusions.

Our products and systems are proven in a wide range of new-build and refurbishment projects throughout the UK, spanning the complete range of architectural, commercial, public, new-build and retail applications.

Smart is incorporated in the UK through Smart Systems Limited and Smart Aluminium Extrusions Limited.  Based in Yatton, North Somerset, employing over 300 people, we have an annual turnover in excess of £100 million.  Our key supply chain involves aluminium which can be sourced globally.

Policy

Smart is absolutely committed to preventing slavery and human trafficking in its corporate activities, and to ensuring that its supply chains are free from slavery and human trafficking.

Smart’s employees are bound by a Code of Conduct demonstrating that Smart strives to maintain the highest standards of employee conduct and ethical behaviour when operating and managing its supply chain. This is supported by a Whistleblowing policy which allows employees to report concerns in a safe and confidential manner. 

Smart has analysed its supply chain to take into account the nature and level of the risk taking into account the size of the supply chain and the location of the supply chain amongst other factors and has implemented an action plan.

EDDIE ROBINSON

Managing Director