Modern Slavery Act

Transparency statement 2017

This statement has been published in accordance with the Modern Slavery Act 2015, which requires businesses to disclose publicly the steps they are taking to tackle slavery, servitude, forced labour and human trafficking (together known as modern slavery), it sets out the steps taken by Radnor Hills Ltd to prevent modern slavery in its own business and supply chain for the financial year ending 31st May 2018.

At Radnor Hills we respect human rights and do not tolerate any form of modern slavery. We recognise that no supply chain is without risk of modern slavery and it is our responsibility to ensure we understand these risks and work in partnership with our suppliers to mitigate them.

We recognise 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. Staff are expected and encouraged to report concerns to Management, where they in turn are expected to act upon them.

This statement forms our Anti-slavery Policy and 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 complete business profile. This Policy takes into account, and supports, the policies, procedures and requirements documented in our Integrated Management System, compliant with the requirements of BRC V7. 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 Managing Director 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.

We use the following key performance indicators (KPIs) to measure how effective we have been to ensure that slavery and human trafficking is not taking place in any part of our business or supply chains:

  • Completion of Audits by Managers.
  • Use of labour monitoring and payroll systems.
  • 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 companies slavery and human trafficking statement

 

Modern Slavery Act
Transparency statement 2017

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