Modern Slavery Act Transparency Statement

Introduction

Indepth Civil Engineering Services Ltd is committed to eliminating acts of modern-day slavery and human trafficking within our business and from within our supply chains. This statement is made in accordance with section 54 (1) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015.

Organisational Structure, Business and Supply Chains

We are an independently owned Civil Engineering Company currently providing civil engineering and utilities packages from inception to completion. We do not currently operate outside of the United Kingdom.

Our Head Office is our central business location from which we serve the business activities of our client base in the Water, Utilities, House Building, Education, Retail and Leisure Industries.

Our Tier one supply chain is made up of a range of suppliers who we work with through our procurement processes and they supply us with a range of goods and services from construction and engineering materials and equipment, to IT hardware and software through to subcontractor services, recruitment agents, training providers and office supplies.

Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking Policy

Modern slavery is a crime against humanity. Today there are an estimated 40.3 million people in modern slavery around the world of which an estimated 1.5 million people are in slavery in developed economies. It takes many forms including forced and bonded labour, human trafficking, descent-based slavery and child labour.

Indepth Civil Engineering has a zero-tolerance approach to Slavery and Human Trafficking. This policy reflects our commitment to acting ethically and with integrity in all our business relationships and we endeavor to implement and enforce effective systems and controls, to ensure slavery and human trafficking is not taking place within our own business or in any of our supply chains.

Communication and Training

We will publish our statement on our company website and share it with our supply chain to meet our obligations as a responsible supply chain partner and promote our values.

We will provide appropriate training to our staff and review our induction training programme to ensure that all persons working for or on behalf of the company will fully understand and comply with this policy.

Effectiveness Monitoring

We understand that active monitoring and auditing of our supply chain is key to maintaining policy compliance and we will reinforce our values by requiring our suppliers to consider the risk of modern slavery in their own supply chains and audit them accordingly.

We will continue to pursue preferred supplier agreements with our tier 1 supply chain and build upon long-standing relationships whilst enforcing clear expectations and requirements in relation to our position on slavery and human trafficking.

Due Diligence and Mitigating Risks

We foster a culture that encourages the identification and reporting of potential risk of slavery and human trafficking within our business and have put in place company processes and procedures which we action in the following ways:

  • We follow a standardised and rigorous recruitment process that applies in all recruitment activity across the business and visibly check documentation as standard practice.
  • We recruit workers directly or through preferred supplier recruitment agents and we require such supply chain members to have their own procedures in place to minimise the risk of recruiting forced or bonded labour.
  • We promote contact details and awareness of Modern Slavery issues across our business, for workers and individuals to obtain guidance and support, including but not limited to the UK Modern Slavery Helpline and Refuge.org.uk including website resources for practical assistance.
  • We have put Human Resource systems in place to support and encourage the reporting of Public Interest Disclosures and protection of whistle blowers.

These measures are subject to a management system review process which is continually developed and implemented and will be reviewed as a minimum on an annual basis.

A signed copy of this statement is available on request

Signed: Denis Mulchinock (Director)

Date: 24/10/2018

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