Statement further to the Modern Slavery Act 2015 (section 54(1), Transparency in Supply Chains)

Introduction

Modern slavery, servitude and forced or compulsory labour are unacceptable in a modern, twenty first century society. The trafficking of people around the world both thrives on the demand created by such practices, and serves to create opportunity for unscrupulous employers.

Forrest recognises that everyone in its business, and in its supply chains, has a duty to be alert to the risks, however slight, that modern day slavery presents. Staff are expected to report any concerns, and management are expected to act on those concerns.

About Forrest

Forrest is a leading contractor working in the public and private sectors across the UK.

The company’s core service offering of new build, refurbishment & responsive maintenance and energy services is based on a series of long-term framework and partnership contracts.

Whilst delivering reliable, customer focused works programmes, Forrest is helping clients make lasting improvements to their surroundings, and their communities.

Forrest has an annual turnover in excess of £36M. 

Supplier Adherence to Forrest’s Values

Forrest has zero tolerance towards slavery and human trafficking.  Forrest expects all those in its supply chains for materials, services and labour, to comply with its policies and values.

Forrest reviews its materials, services and labour supply chain members annually, and expects each member to confirm its adherence to Forrest’s Equality & Diversity Policy, which incorporates clauses that address the issue of modern day slavery.

All new materials, services and labour supply chain members are vetted before they are admitted to an Approved Supplier list, which includes compliance with all Forrest policies.

Forrest will not support or deal with any business knowingly involved in slavery or human trafficking.

Relevant Policies

In keeping with Forrest’s commitment to act with integrity in all its business dealings, many of the company’s existing policies are relevant in ensuring that there is no slavery or human trafficking in any part of its business or supply chains.

These relevant policies include:

  • Equality and Diversity Policy
  • Employees Responsibility Against Crime Procedure
  • Disclosures in the Public Interest
  • Recruitment Policy

 

This statement is made pursuant to section 54(1) of the Modern Day Slavery Act 2015 and constitutes Herbert T Forrest Limited’s Slavery and Human Trafficking Statement for the current financial year.

We will review this statement for suitability at least annually, and communicate it to all staff. We will also review it following any changes in legislation.

 

 

 

Andrew Falconer

COO

Forrest

 

Last review: March 2017

Next review: Sept 2017