Modern Slavery Policy
Modern Slavery and Anti-Slavery, Human Trafficking Policy
Acorn Partitions and Storage Systems Ltd have been providing commercial construction, interior design and fit out solutions to its clients for over twenty years, focusing on retail and commercial, and industrial solutions. A limited company employing more than 50 people throughout the UK. The company is focused on building long-term, sustainable partnerships with stakeholders including customers, consultants and supply chain.
This statement is made on behalf of Acorn Partitions and Storage Systems Ltd in accordance with the requirements of the Modern-Day Slavery Act 2015.
OUR SUPPLY CHAIN
Our supply chain incorporates over 20 different trades, for which we have identified the following as being of higher risk profile to modern slavery:
- Trade and labour agencies
- Demolition contractors
- Groundworker contractors
- Mechanical and electrical contractors
- Painting and decorating contractors
- Joinery contractors
- Cleaning contractors
OUR POLICIES ON SLAVERY AND HUMAN TRAFFICKING
We are committed to ensuring there is no modern slavery or human trafficking in any part of our business. Our Corporate Social Responsibility policy reflects our commitment to act ethically and with integrity in all our business relationships and to implement and enforce effective systems and controls to ensure slavery or human trafficking is not taking place anywhere in our business or supply chain.
As part of our initiative to identify and mitigate risk we have implemented several processes to ensure, as far as reasonably practicable, that our workforce and supply chain adhere to our expectations. We have:
Identified and assessed potential risk areas within our supply chain and clearly communicated our statement, policy and expectations to our supply chain. We have and will continue to highlight the importance of tackling and combating the threat of human trafficking and modern-day slavery across the construction industry
- Carried out internal audits, interviewing our employees and labour
- Continually reviewed our recruitment process to ensure it is fair and transparent, and that candidates are robustly vetted, and their identities verified.
- Communicated our internal code of conduct anonymous whistleblowing hotline, and external whistleblowing methods.
We provide training to our staff to ensure high levels of understanding around the risks of modern slavery and human trafficking in our business and supply chain.
OUR FUTURE STEPS
We will continually review our approach to modern slavery and human trafficking and will develop a process which enables us to monitor and measure our performance. This performance measure will then form part of our corporate social responsibly policy.
This statement is made pursuant of Section 54, Part 6 of the Modern Slavery Act
2015, and sets out the steps Acorn Partitions and Storage Systems Ltd has taken to ensure that slavery and human trafficking is not taking place in our business, or any part of our supply chain.
For and on behalf of Acorn Partitions and Storage Systems Ltd - December 2018
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