MODERN DAY SLAVERY ACT 2015
Approved Auto Centre Ltd remains staunchly committed to preventing modern slavery in our corporate activities, and ensuring, as far as we are able, that our supply chains are free from slavery and human trafficking.
The company recognises that slavery and human trafficking remains a hidden blight on our global society.
The aim of the Company is to identify our responsibility by alerting staff to the risks, however small, in our business and in the wider supply chain. Staff are expected and encouraged to report concerns to management, where they are expected to act upon them.
Company activities are varied through multiple disciplined areas. We have a multi-disciplined supply chain to support us through the different aspects and provisions of our business. We are committed to ensuring that there is no modern day slavery or human trafficking in our supply chains or in any part of our business.
Our Anti-slavery Policy Statement reflects our commitment 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 supply chains.
This Policy takes into account, and supports, the policies, procedures and requirements documented in our Integrated Management System, compliant with the requirements of our various accreditations BS10125:2014: A1: 2016.
The implementation and operation of thIs management system underlines our commitment to this policy statement. Formal procedures concerning slavery and human trafficking have been established, including disciplinary procedures where they are breached. Additional procedures ensure that this policy is understood and communicated to all levels of the company, and that it is regularly reviewed by the Directors to ensure its continuing suitability and relevance to the company activities
The Company will achieve these aims by our initiative to identify and mitigate risk in the following ways (But not limited to):- • More stringent vetting and investigation of our supply chain (contractors, sub-contractors, policies, contracts etc.). • Continually audit & review our practices for checking all employees are paid at least the minimum wage and have the right to work; • We encourage the reporting of concerns and the protection of whistle blowers. • The company will not knowingly support or deal with any business involved in slavery or human trafficking. • We have zero tolerance to slavery and human trafficking. We expect all those in our supply chain and contractors comply with our values. To ensure a high level of understanding of the risks of modern slavery and human trafficking in our supply chains and our business, we provide training to relevant members of staff. All Directors have been briefed on the subject.
• Completion of Audits by Managers and Safety Advisors; • Use of labour monitoring and payroll systems; and • Level of communication and personal contact with next link in the supply chain and their understanding of, and compliance with, our expectations. This policy is in accordance with Section 54 of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and constitutes our group's slavery and human trafficking statement. Modern Day Slavery Act 2015 Policy Statement For transparency the company.
Anti-slavery and Human Trafficking Policy
This policy applies to all persons working for us or on our behalf in any capacity, including employees at all levels, directors, officers, agency workers, seconded workers, volunteers, agents, contractors and suppliers. Approved Auto Centre Ltd strictly prohibits the use of modern slavery and human trafficking in our operations and supply chain. We have and will continue to be committed to implementing systems and controls aimed at ensuring that modern slavery is not taking place anywhere within our organisation or in any of our supply chains. We expect that our suppliers will hold their own suppliers to the same high standards. Commitments Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking Modern slavery is a term used to encompass slavery, servitude, forced and compulsory labour, bonded and child labour and human trafficking.
Human trafficking is where a person arranges or facilitates the travel of another person with a view to that person being exploited. Modern slavery is a crime and a violation of fundamental human rights. Commitments We shall be a company that expects everyone working with us or on our behalf to support and uphold the following measures to safeguard against modern slavery:
· We have a zero-tolerance approach to modern slavery in our organisation and our supply chains.
· The prevention, detection and reporting of modern slavery in any part of our organisation or supply chain is the responsibility of all those working for us or on our behalf. Workers must not engage in, facilitate or fail to report any activity that might lead to, or suggest, a breach of this policy.
· We are committed to engaging with our stakeholders and suppliers to address the risk of modern slavery in our operations and supply chain.
· We take a risk based approach to our contracting processes and keep them under review. We assess whether the circumstances warrant the inclusion of specific prohibitions against the use of modern slavery and trafficked labour in our contracts with third parties. Using our risked based approach we will also assess the merits of writing to suppliers requiring them to comply with our Code of Conduct, which sets out the minimum standards required to combat modern slavery and trafficking.
· Consistent with our risk based approach we may require:
· employment and recruitment agencies and other third parties supplying workers to our organisation to confirm their compliance with our Code of Conduct
· Suppliers engaging workers through a third party to obtain that third parties’ agreement to adhere to the Code
· As part of our ongoing risk assessment and due diligence processes we will consider whether circumstances warrant us carrying out audits of suppliers for their compliance with our Code of Conduct.
· If we find that other individuals or organisations working on our behalf have breached this policy we will ensure that we take appropriate action.
This may range from considering the possibility of breaches being remediated and whether that might represent the best outcome for those individuals impacted by the breach to terminating such relationships
1. Implementation of Policy
This Policy shall be deemed effective as of February 2021. No part of this Policy shall have retroactive effect and shall thus apply only to matters occurring on or after this date.
This Policy has been approved and authorised by:
7th February 2021
Due for Review by: