Slavery and Human Trafficking

 

Winvic Construction Limited are committed to improving our practices to combat slavery and human trafficking.

As a business we are fully aware of the Modern Slavery Act 2015, where section 54 requires the business, with a turnover in excess of £36 million, to disclose the steps that we have taken to ensure that our business and our supply chains are free from slavery and human trafficking.

Our financial year ended 31st January 2016, is prior to the date prescribed in the Act of 31st March 2016, as such we are not required to produce a formal statement regarding slavery and human trafficking  for this financial year. We will produce a formal statement for inclusion in our annual report our financial year ending 31st January 2017.

We are in the process of preparing a slavery and human trafficking statement in accordance with the Modern Slavery Act.  We have instructed solicitors (Shakespeare Martineau LLP) to assist us with the process and are undertaking an assessment of the entire business organisation and its supply chain.

As part of the due diligence to prevent slavery and human trafficking we are reviewing:

  • our operating model;
  • our contracts, business relationships and partnerships;
  • business activities especially where these involve the procurement of goods, outsourcing and subcontracting;
  • our risk management processes including how risk will be monitored and evaluated and
  • key personnel and their responsibility in identifying, assessing and preventing risk.

In addition to formulating an action plan to address risks and instances of modern slavery, we will also be providing an anti-slavery and human trafficking policy.  This will be clearly communicated to all employees and we will ensure training is provided to raise awareness and compliance with the same.  All employees will be reminded of the existence of our whistleblowing policy and the procedures in place to encourage them who to tell, what to expect and the protection they will have should they disclose any concerns in respect of slavery or human trafficking.  We anticipate that the process will be complete and the statement ready for publication by September 2017.