This statement has been produced in compliance with the Modern Slavery Act 2015. The Act places an obligation on UK businesses with an annual turnover of £36m or above to produce a slavery and human trafficking statement that details the steps that have been taken to ensure that slavery and human trafficking is not taking place in the business and supply chain.
At Allports Garages Limited (“Allports Group”) we take various steps to combat slavery and human trafficking and we remain committed to improving our practices in this regard.
Allports Group provides its employees with a positive working environment which complies or exceeds the requirements of all applicable legislation. Each year Allports Group publishes its annual Vision to all employees, which outlines our core pillars; Solid Foundations, Genuine Engagement, Customer Experience, Tailored Offers and Brand Passion. For each step we have established objectives and behaviours we expect all employees to follow.
These values are further reflected in our employment process and Employee Handbook, where we explain and onboard new recruits to understand the same. The Employee Handbook further covers aspects of ethics, bullying and harassment policy. We are committed, at all levels, to ensuring fundamental rights at work are protected including health and safety, working conditions, prevention of child labour and forced labour.
Our suppliers and policies on slavery and human trafficking
Allports Group requires its key suppliers to comply with the same legislation and adopt similar policies and practices in their own respective businesses and supply chains, including:
• Prevention of discrimination
• Respecting human rights
• Prohibiting child labour
• Prohibiting forced labour
• Ensuring fair and legal remuneration
• Ensuring fair and legal working hours
• Ensuring a safe and healthy working environment
In addition, our Anti-Bribery Policy applies to all purchasing activities at Allports Group. It emphasises the importance of doing business in an honest, open and ethical way. It requires all suppliers to be compliant with all applicable laws and regulations. Allports Group does not work with suppliers who use or condone the use of child and/or forced labour or whom do not have policies for occupational risks prevention. Suppliers are reviewed at appointment to ensure that adequate policies have been adopted and that they meet our health & safety criteria by completion of a detailed questionnaire.
As a business, Allports Group has a zero-tolerance approach to any form of slavery and human trafficking. We will always work to the highest professional standards and shall continue to develop and improve our efforts in eliminating acts of modern slavery within our business and supply chain.
Steven Griffiths, Group Commercial Director, 22/12/2021