Modern slavery policy
This statement is made pursuant to s.54 of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and sets out the steps that D.Gawthrope ACR Ltd. has taken and is continuing to take to ensure that modern slavery or human trafficking is not taking place within our business or supply chain.
Modern slavery encompasses slavery, servitude, human trafficking and forced labour. D.Gawthrope ACR Ltd. has a zero-tolerance approach to any form of modern slavery. We are committed to acting ethically and with integrity and transparency in all business dealings and to putting effective systems and controls in place to safeguard against any form of modern slavery taking place within the business or our supply chain.
We are commercial vehicle repair specialists based in Knottingley West Yorkshire.
Our high risk areas
When employing new staff and checking on current staff to make sure not victims of slavery already
- We operate a number of internal policies to ensure that we are conducting business in an ethical and transparent manner. These include: the organisation’s structure, its business and its supply chains;
- its policies in relation to slavery and human trafficking;
- its due diligence processes in relation to slavery and human trafficking in its business and supply chains;
- 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;
- its effectiveness in ensuring that slavery and human trafficking is not taking place in its business and supply chains, measured against such performance indicators as it considers appropriate;
- the training about slavery and human trafficking available to its staff.
D Gawthrope ACR Ltd operates a supplier policy and maintains a preferred supplier list. We conduct due diligence on all suppliers before allowing them to become a preferred supplier. This due diligence includes an online search to ensure that any suppliers used by D Gawthrope ACR Ltd have never been convicted of offenses relating to modern slavery. It is up to suppliers to check if people they use are victims of slavery and have their own policies/audits in place, but if you spotted anything we at D Gawthrope ACR Ltd would alert the relevant authorities Our anti-slavery policy forms part of our contract with all suppliers and they are required to confirm that no part of their business operations contradicts this policy. D Gawthrope ACR Ltd, before linking with someone either as a supplier or partner, make checks that they are a genuine company and have their own slavery act policy
In addition to the above, as part of our contract with suppliers, we require that they confirm to us that:
Our aim at D Gawthrope ACR Ltd – protecting and enhancing our organisation’s reputation and brand
- We have taken steps to eradicate modern slavery within our business
- We hold our own suppliers to account over modern slavery
- We pay our employees at least the national minimum wage / national living wage (as appropriate)
- We pay our employees any prevailing minimum wage applicable within their country of operations
- We may terminate the contract at any time should any instances of modern slavery come to light]
We regularly conduct training for our procurement/buying teams so that they understand the signs of modern slavery and what to do if they suspect that it is taking place within our supply chain.
Our performance indicators
We will know the effectiveness of the steps that we are taking to ensure that slavery and/or human trafficking is not taking place within our business or supply chain if:
- No reports are received from employees, the public, or law enforcement agencies to indicate that modern slavery practices have been identified.]
Approval for this statement
This statement was approved by the Board of Directors on [09/09/2019]
Mr Dean Gawthrope (Director)