At Landbuild Limited we recognise that slavery and human trafficking are human rights issues and are committed to taking appropriate and proportionate steps to mitigating the risk of these occurring within our business and supply chain consistent with our obligations under the Modern Slavery Act 2015.
As a civil engineering and groundworks business operating within the South of England, the key areas of our operation that could be affected by slavery and human trafficking are our directly hired employees, agency workers working on our behalf, subcontractor operatives working on our sites, and the workforce of our supply chain who supply materials to our business. The steps that we take to mitigate risks in relation to each of these areas are as follows:
We verify that all employees have the right to work in the UK upon commencement of their employment. We make all employees aware of their working hours, leave and absence entitlements and other employment benefits.
We aim to only engage agency workers that are provided by suppliers on our Preferred Suppliers List. We require all Preferred Suppliers List suppliers to a) ensure their agency workers have the right to work in the UK, and b) confirm they do not charge workers a finding fee.
We ensure their employees have the right to work in the UK. We ask all site operatives to provide evidence of their CSCS cards. We want all subcontractors that purchase materials for use on our sites to consider the risk of modern slavery in their supply chain.
We procure our materials from UK based organisations that are required to comply with UK laws on forced labour.
Our procedure for Disclosures in the Public Interest allows any employee or third party to confidentially raise a concern.
BREACH OF THE POLICY
Any employee who breaches this policy will face disciplinary action, up to and including summary dismissal for gross misconduct.
The Company may terminate its commercial relationship with suppliers, contractors and other business partners if they breach this policy and/or are found to have been involved in modern slavery.
The Managing Director is responsible for the contents of this statement, which will be reviewed and updated as necessary on at least an annual basis.