Furnell Transport - Modern Slavery & Human Trafficking Policy

This statement is made in accordance with Section 54(1) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and relates to activities during the financial year 1st May 2018 to 30th April 2019. It sets out the actions D Furnell Plant Services Ltd (trading as Furnell Transport) has taken to identify all potential modern slavery risks and the provisions to ensure there is no slavery or human trafficking in the business and supply chains.

At Furnells we are committed to delivering our services responsibly and sustainably, ensuring we meet the needs of employees and customers while managing the social, environmental and economic impacts of our operations and services. We recognise that by working with our customers, employees and the communities in which we serve, we can make a greater contribution to a more sustainable society.

We take measures to promote ethical and lawful employment practices and as such, we are committed to a work environment free from human trafficking and slavery. Slavery and forced labour is proscribed in our business and we will not consciously employ anyone or engage the services of a supplier who uses unlawful child labour and / or forced labour.

As a business we will continue to review our supply chain obligations and remind our suppliers and contractors that failure to comply with the Modern Slavery Act 2015 will result in termination of our contract with immediate effect, without compensation.

We have introduced appropriate steps to ensure third party providers are assessed against their obligations in relation to the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and we request the provision of their anti-slavery and human trafficking statements, and/or examples of how they adhere to their obligations by completing a pre-approval compliance questionnaire.

We as a company, our suppliers and contractors are required to adhere to the highest standard of ethics and demonstrate the provision of safe working conditions; treat workers with dignity and respect; act ethically and within the law when using labour. Any contractor who acts in an unlawful manner will have their contracts terminated immediately and will be removed from the Company’s approved supplier system.

Our Contractors and Suppliers Policy has been amended to reflect our obligations under the Modern Slavery Act 2015. We will periodically review our policies and procedures, assess risks, and ensure suppliers and contractors are routinely assessed.

This statement is published on our Company website and will be reviewed annually to ensure on-going compliance with our obligations under the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and to identify any additional controls implemented in light of the review.

This statement has been reviewed and approved by the Board of Directors.

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