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wholly owned by Sumitomo Corporation.

Modern slavery statement for the year ended 31 December 2018

Group Structure

Summit Exploration and Production Limited (SEPL) is a wholly owned subsidiary of Sumitomo Corporation (SC), a company incorporated in Japan.

The SC Group of companies is an integrated corporate group committed to business activities in a wide range of industries with over 900 group companies worldwide.  At the core of the SC Group lies Sumitomo’s Business Philosophy.  The Corporate Mission Statement is based on this philosophy and represents SC Group’s fundamental and ultimate value standard stating an “utmost respect for the individual” and placing a prime importance on integrity and sound management.

As a wholly owned subsidiary of SC, SEPL clearly shares its parent company’s core values and abides by them.

SEPL’s Business

SEPL is in the business of exploring for and producing oil and gas offshore in the United Kingdom continental shelf.  Our supply chains include manufacturers and distributors of oil and gas material supplies, third party contractors providing equipment, consultancy and personnel as part of the exploration and production process and third party contractors providing transportation to and from SEPL’s non-operated production facilities.

SEPL’s policies and due diligence processes for modern slavery and human trafficking

SEPL is currently putting into place policies designed to ensure that:

  1. Its supply chain reflects SEPL’s values and respect for the importance of the protection and advancement of human rights;
  2. There are due diligence processes in relation to slavery and human trafficking in its business and supply chain;
  3. Identification of the parts of its business and supply chains where there is a risk of slavery and human trafficking taking place, and the steps it has taken to assess and manage that risk;
  4. The polices are effective in ensuring that slavery and human trafficking is not taking place in its business or supply chains;
  5. There is adequate training about slavery and human trafficking available to its employees

This statement is made pursuant to section 54 (1) of the Modern Slavery Act of 2015 and constitutes SEPL’s modern slavery and human trafficking statement for the year ended 31 December 2018, as approved by the Board of Directors.

Dated 20 September 2019


John Austin
Director and CEO
Summit Exploration and Production Limited