Modern slavery is a global and growing issue. No sector or industry can be considered immune or untainted. We have a zero tolerance to modern slavery and we are committed to improving our practices to combat slavery and human trafficking both in our organisation and supply chain.
We all have a responsibility to be alert to the risks, however small, in our organisation and the wider supply chain. Employees are expected to report concerns using the appropriate reporting channels and management are expected to deal with them.
2. Organisation’s structure
We are a provider of building and construction services.
We operate throughout the UK and have an annual turnover of over £50 million.
3. Our supply chain
Our supply chain include suppliers of building and construction materials, those who work in the building and construction sector, as well as professional advisers.
4. Our policies on slavery and human trafficking
We are committed to ensuring that there is no modern slavery or human trafficking in our supply chain or in any part of our organisation. Our Modern Slavery & Human Trafficking Policy 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 chain.
Our Modern Slavery & Human Trafficking Policy is available to all our staff and we inform our suppliers of our commitment to preventing modern slavery. Please click the following link to see the policy:
The policy contains a whistleblowing policy to encourage openness and support to anyone who raises genuine concerns that modern slavery of whatever form is or maybe taking place.
6. Due diligence processes for slavery and human trafficking
As part of our initiative to identify and mitigate risk we have in place systems to:
- Identify and assess potential risk areas in our supply chain;
- Mitigate the risk of slavery and human trafficking occurring in our supply chain; and
- Monitor potential risk areas in our supply chain.
7. Our risks and how we manage this
We have identified our supply chain as an area of risk and we ensure, as far as we can, that we appoint reputable suppliers.
8. Supplier compliance
To ensure all those in our supply chain, contractors and professional advisors comply with our policy, we not only confirm they have a policy but include prohibition clauses in our contracts.
We are committed as an organisation to tackling modern slavery and human trafficking and want to work with suppliers who share our values.
9. Our effectiveness in combating slavery and human trafficking
In order to assess the effectiveness of the measures taken by us we will be reviewing the following key performance indicators:
- Staff training levels;
- Actions taken to strengthen supply chain auditing and verification;
- Steps taken to review and monitor our high-risk suppliers; and
- Investigations undertaken into reports of modern slavery and remedial actions taken in response.
To ensure a high level of understanding of the risks of modern slavery and human trafficking in our organisation and our supply chain, we intend to roll out training to our staff on this. All staff will be encouraged to attend training in this area to better understand the risks and how we as an organisation are working to manage this.
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 May 2019.
Chief Executive Officer
Colmore Tang Construction Ltd
Date: 29 March 2019