In this statement the “Company” refers to both Go Plant Limited and Go Plant Fleet Services Ltd.
The Company’s principle business activity is the provision of contract hire, fleet maintenance and management and vehicle rental solutions. The Company’s headquarters are located in Ibstock, United Kingdom. The Company’s business activities are undertaken entirely within the United Kingdom.
As a business, the Company maintains relationships with many different organisations in its supply chain, as well as employing around 800 staff. In the light of the general law on employment and human rights, and more specifically the Modern Slavery Act 2015, we have reviewed our existing risk management and compliance processes to determine to what extent measures already exist, and what further measures may be required to prevent slavery and human trafficking taking place in any part of our business or in our supply chains.
This statement governs all our business dealings and the conduct of all persons or organisations with whom we contract directly, or we appoint to act on our behalf.
Modern Slavery is a criminal offence under the Modern Slavery Act 2015 (“the Act”). Modern slavery can occur in various forms, including servitude, forced or compulsory labour and human trafficking, all of which have in common the deprivation of a person’s liberty by another in order to exploit them for personal or commercial gain. This statement sets out our aim of to prevent opportunities for modern slavery to occur within our business or in its supply chain. The term “modern slavery” has the meaning given in the Act.
As a business the Company has a zero-tolerance approach to modern slavery. We are committed to acting ethically and with integrity in all our business dealings and relationships and to implementing effective systems and controls to ensure modern slavery is not taking place in our business or those whom we have business dealings.
The Company is committed to ensuring there is transparency within its business and in our approach to tackling modern slavery through our supply chains. We expect the same high standard of all our contractors, suppliers and other business partners, and we are developing and updating our contracting processes to include prohibitions against the use of forced, compulsory or trafficked labour, or anyone held in slavery or servitude whether adults or children. The Company expects its suppliers to hold their sub-contractors to the same high standards.
All employees have an obligation to familiarise themselves with our procedures to assist in the identification and prevention of modern slavery and to conduct business in a manner such that the opportunity or incidence of modern slavery is prevented.
Whilst recognising our statutory obligations to set out the steps we have taken to ensure that modern slavery is not taking place in our supply chains, we acknowledge that we do not control the conduct of individuals and organisations in our supply chains. To underpin our compliance with practical steps, we will implement the following measures:
a) Conduct risk assessments to determine which parts of our business and which suppliers are most at risk of modern slavery so that efforts can be focussed on those areas;
b) Engage with suppliers and other business partners to explain to them our Anti-Slavery Statement and to understand what measures have been taken by them to ensure modern slavery is not occurring in their business;
c) Introduce contractual provisions for suppliers to confirm their adherence to this statement and accept our right to audit their activities both routinely and at times of reasonable suspicion;
The Company board of directors has the overall responsibility for ensuring this statement and its implementation comply with the company’s legal and ethical obligations.
Managers at all levels are responsible for ensuring that those reporting to them understand and comply with this statement, and that they are provided with appropriate training on modern slavery as required.
The Company’s Whistleblowing Procedure is intended to provide guidance on how concerns can be communicated to the Company. Concerns about suspected modern slavery associated with the Company, its suppliers, contractors or business partners may be reported by employees using this Procedure.
The Company’s Anti-Slavery Statement will be reviewed by its board of directors on a regular basis (at least annually) and may be amended from time to time.
Graham Hale | Chief Executive
14th July 2019