Slavery & Human Trafficking Statement 2019
Munnelly Group Plc fully supports the principles of the Modern Slavery Act and we take a zero-tolerance approach to modern slavery and human trafficking in our operations and supply chain. This statement outlines the steps taken in the last 12 months to prevent modern slavery and human trafficking in our business.
Background & Governance
As a UK infrastructure and construction support services group, transforming infrastructure and construction support services through our people for our customers, we have over 1,500 people engaged throughout the UK.
The Munnelly Group comprises Munnelly Group Plc, its subsidiaries and associated entities through which the Group provides various services in the UK.
Our CSR Leadership Group, chaired by our General Counsel of the Munnelly Group, who reviews and monitors progress on behalf of our Group Board.
As a business providing infrastructure and construction support services, we consider the risk of modern slavery existing within our business to be low to moderate.
Within our businesses
All employees go through a vetting process to ensure they have a right to work. We comply with applicable employment legislation relating to employee terms and conditions, including pay.
We have reviewed our in-house resourcing practices and are taking steps to engage and review our preferred resourcing partners globally to ensure that slavery and human trafficking is not taking place within our operations.
In the last 12 months, we had no reported incidents of slavery or trafficking in our operations or supply chain.
In addition to our Modern Slavery Policy, which sets out our zero-tolerance approach, we have a number of policies which state how we do business and the steps taken to ensure we are responsible, fair, transparent and inclusive.
Diversity & inclusion
Dignity at work
We aim to choose suppliers who share our values.
Our suppliers are expected to undertake the necessary due diligence to ensure there is no modern slavery or human trafficking in their operations or supply chain.
We expect our suppliers to meet or exceed the provisions of ethical business and in doing so, ensure compliance across their own direct supply chain.
In the last 12 months we had no reported incidents of slavery or trafficking from our suppliers.
Any chosen supplier may be required to complete annually (or at such other time as required by us) our responsible sourcing questionnaire and in higher risk instances, we may undertake an on-site audit to validate adherence ethical business.
Supply Chain Management
Our procurement strategy, policy and process is communicated to all members of staff who have responsibility for supplier relationships.
Services are procured on the basis that they have followed our policy and guiding principles. Our goal is to build trust and open relationships across our supply chain and work together to mutually evolve an approach to responsible sourcing and sustainable procurement.
Continuing to respond to the issues of slavery & human trafficking requires visible engagement, support and collaboration. To further support this, our procurement and supply chain relationship manager is tasked with embedding our risk-based approach and assessing our due diligence processes, policies and controls, whilst mapping and evaluating suppliers by country, product and service type, size and scope of operations. This will help to determine any additional actions we need to take to effectively combat forced labour.
We have continued to make relevant employees in key roles aware of our responsibilities and provide training for HR and Procurement Teams. Modern Slavery is also being included within our new pre-induction training for all new joiners to our business.
Our approach to Modern Slavery and our Modern Slavery Policy can be found here.
General Counsel and Company Secretary
This statement is approved by the General Counsel & Company Secretary Munnelly Group Plc,