Modern Slavery Policy

Modern Slavery Act Statement

Year 2018

1. Introduction from the board of Directors of Chasetown Civil Engineering Limited 

Chasetown Civil Engineering Ltd is committed to improving our practice to combat slavery, forced and compulsory labour and human trafficking. We have implemented a Modern Slavery Policy and taken steps to  comply with the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and to improve transparency in our supply chains. This statement is made under section 54 of the Modern Slavery Act 2015.

2. Organisations Structure 

Chasetown Civil Engineering Ltd is a leading Civil Engineering Company delivering projects across the Midlands and North of England.

Our capabilities include Earthworks, Groundworks, Roads and Sewers, Utilities.

Chasetown Civil Engineering Ltd has been in business for 43 years and employs more than 600 people with an annual turnover of circa £70m.

3. Our Supply Chain 

Chasetown Civil Engineering has a zero-tolerance approach to slavery, forced or compulsory labour and human trafficking.

We expect our supply chain to act in a way that is consistent with the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and our Modern Slavery Policy.

Our main risk is in relation to the use of site workers, we will ensure compliance through Modern Slavery contractual terms, engage in  discussion with our key suppliers, monitor our existing supply chain and  carry out due diligence prior to appointment of new suppliers.

4. Our Policy on Slavery and Human Trafficking 

We have implemented a Modern Slavery Policy reflecting our commitment to act ethically and with integrity in all our business  relationships and to implement effective systems and controls to ensure  slavery and human trafficking is not taking place anywhere in our supply  chains.

On joining our Company employees are provided with access to our Modern Slavery Policy and associated policies as part of their induction.

We will continue to work in partnership with our suppliers and customers to support their own Modern Slavery initiatives.

5. Due Diligence Process for Slavery and Human trafficking 

As part of our initiative to identify and mitigate risk we will:

  • Identify and assess potential risk areas in our supply chain.
  • Mitigate the risk of slavery and human trafficking occurring in our supply chain.
  • Monitor potential risk areas within our supply chains.
  • Protect whistle blowers.
  • Where necessary carry out enhanced due diligence checks against individuals and corporate entities.

6. Training 

To ensure a high level of understanding of the risks of Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking we provide workshops on how to identify and take measures to prevent it.

7. Our effectiveness in combating Slavery and Human Trafficking 

We use key performance indicators (KPI’s) to measure our effectiveness in ensuring slavery and human trafficking is not taking place. This includes monitoring for references to slavery and auditing our approved suppliers.

We will seek to further develop our processes and policies going forward.

8. Further steps 

Following a review of our effectiveness during the past year we intend to introduce additional KPI’s to assist with monitoring and refresh our training workshops.

 

This statement is made pursuant to section 54(1) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and constitutes our Companies Slavery and Trafficking statement. 

 

Stuart Dobell

For and on behalf of Chasetown Civil Engineering Ltd