Kal Tire's safety practices and procedures have set the standards for tire service in the international mining industry. Our safety committee ensures one set of standards is maintained globally and continually optimized. They conduct regular on-site audits of safe work practices, behavior, and injury management. Our safety procedures are also audited annually by independent occupational safety organizations.
On-site training is key to ensuring our team members are operating under the safest procedures. All team members are also trained through our comprehensive online learning management system and undergo annual reviews.
People are our biggest asset. We offer structured opportunities for advancement, including options to work in different countries with new cultures. Our aim is for all of our employees to have the energy and
enthusiasm to contribute to a safe, productive, and upbeat workplace.
ANTI-SLAVERY AND HUMAN TRAFFICKING STATEMENT
Kal Tire is Canada’s largest independent tire dealer with more than 250 stores servicing both retail and commercial customers. Kal Tire’s Mining Tire Group is an international leader in mining tire service and supply, servicing more than 150 mine sites across five continents. The company has warehouse facilities and truck tire retread facilities across Canada, as well as five earthmoving retreading facilities located in Canada, the United Kingdom, West Africa and Chile. The company employs more than 6,500 team members.
In the United Kingdom, Kal Tire operates eight service locations in England, Scotland and Wales, providing tire sales and services to industries such as quarrying, waste and port handling. These are supported by a comprehensive network of satellite hubs to ensure maximum national coverage. Kal Tire UK is also home to a retreading facility that produces premium-quality retreaded tyres of all sizes.
OUR SUPPLY CHAINS
Our supply chains primarily include the purchase and distribution of tires and other automotive parts.
ETHICS AND GOVERNANCE
Kal Tire has a culture steeped in values, which are defined by the ‘AIMS of the Kal Tire Team’. These AIMS are seven guiding principles that are a guide as to how business will be conducted and provide a foundation from which to work and make decisions.
Additionally, the Kal Tire Code of Conduct sets out clear provisions for how Kal Tire conducts business worldwide. It is a reality that we face serious risks related to safety, the environment, human rights, labour standards, bribery, corruption and other unethical behavior. The Code of Conduct has been designed to clearly define Kal Tire’s position on these matters. The Code clearly defines the minimum standards that must be upheld across our company in order to ensure Kal Tire operates ethically.
OUR POLICIES ON SLAVERY AND HUMAN TRAFFICKING
Kal Tire has zero tolerance to modern slavery and human trafficking and is committed to ensuring that neither exists in any part of our business or supply chains. The organization will not use forced labour, slavery or unlawful child labour in providing any of its services or products. Nor will it accept services or products from suppliers that employ or utilize forced or unlawful child labour or any form of slavery.
Kal Tire expects each of its suppliers to operate their business with integrity and in compliance with all applicable laws and regulations, including those addressing modern slavery. Violation of laws or suspicion of violation of Kal Tire’s Code of Conduct which, among other things, prohibits forced labour, may result in the termination of our business relationship with a supplier.
Training on both the AIMS of the Kal Tire Team and Kal Tire’s Code of Conduct is provided for any new team member joining the company. They are also included in the ‘Team Member Handbook’ which is provided to every new team member.
Training has also been provided to all management in regards to Kal Tire’s Code of Conduct to ensure they are familiar with the requirements of the Code of Conduct.
The Kal Tire Open Door Line is a safe and anonymous online and phone based reporting system hosted, maintained, and monitored by a trusted third-party provider that can be used to report any violations of the Code of Conduct or the AIMS of the Kal Tire Team. All team members are advised of this channel of communication.
This statement is made pursuant to section 54(1) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and constitutes our slavery and human trafficking statement for the financial year ending 2017.