1. Organisational structure
The company has business operations in the UK and we operate in the retail sector. We have c 120 employees in the UK and are not based, nor do we have any operations, in any country outside the UK.
2. Supply chains
The nature of our supply chain is the purchase of personal number plates. Our supply chain partners are based in the UK and do not include any suppliers from across Europe and Asia.
We are committed to ensuring that there is no modern slavery or human trafficking in our supply chains or in any part of our business. Our Anti-slavery 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 chains. We operate a number of internal policies to ensure that we are conducting business in an ethical and transparent manner. We make sure our suppliers are aware of our policies and adhere to the same standards.
4. Due diligence
As part of our efforts to monitor and reduce the risk of slavery and human trafficking occurring in our supply chains, we have adapted the following due diligence procedures:
- Put in place a policy on slavery and human trafficking
- Given appropriate managers awareness training on 'Tackling Modern Slavery in UK Business and Supply Chains'
- The Company will not use any individual or organisation to source and supply workers without confirming that workers are not being charged a work finding fee.
- Ensure that all staff responsible for directly recruiting workers are trained to be aware of issues
- Ensure that labour sourcing, recruitment and worker placement processes are under the control of trusted and competent staff members
5. Risk and compliance
The company has evaluated the nature and extent of its exposure to the risk of slavery and human trafficking occurring in the UK supply chain and we do not tolerate slavery and human trafficking in our supply chains. The Company encourages all its staff, clients and other business partners to report any concerns related to the direct activities, or the supply chains of the Company.
The board of Directors has overall responsibility for ensuring this policy complies with our legal and ethical obligations and that all those under our control comply with it.
Our Human Resources has primary and day-to-day responsibility for implementing this policy, monitoring its use and effectiveness and dealing with any queries about it to ensure they are effective in countering modern slavery.
Management at all levels are responsible for ensuring those reporting to them understand and comply with this policy.
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 our managers and raise awareness to all employees through our induction and employee handbook.
8. Further steps
Following a review of the effectiveness of the steps we have taken this year to ensure that there is no slavery or human trafficking in our supply chain relating to workers we intend to explain:
- The basic principles of the Modern Slavery Act 2015
- How employers can identify and prevent slavery and human trafficking issues to the relevant parties within the Company and
- What external help is available
The statement was approved by the board of directors.
Signed and approved by