MODERN-DAY SLAVERY POLICY STATEMENT
PLP Lift Trucks Limited hereby known as the company, is committed to the pursuit of excellence – in the quality of services offered to its customers, and the standard of various provisions it makes; To be consistent with our disclosure obligations under the ‘Modern-Day Slavery Act 2015’, we therefore recognise that slavery and human trafficking remains a hidden blight on our global society.
As a well-established SME within the Fork Lift Trucks Market within the UK, it is the aim of the company to identify our responsibility, and by alerting both our staff and customers to the risks, however small, within our business and in the wider supply chain in general. Staff are expected and greatly encouraged to report any concerns to management, where such reported issues shall be investigated and acted upon.
As Managing Director, John Organ’s responsibility towards the ‘Act’ is shown via our company’s initiative to identify and mitigate the risks by building long standing relationships with key suppliers and customers, and to make clear our expectations of business behaviour.
Our main point of business and supply contact is, and has always been, with UK companies or their relevant branches, and as such, we expect these entities to have suitable anti-slavery and human trafficking policies and processes in place similar to ours. We would expect each entity in the supply chain to, at least, adopt the necessary due diligence on the next link in the chain. We fully understand that it is not practical for us to have a direct relationship with all links within the supply chain, however, we do have in place, systems to encourage and protect the anonymous reporting of any concerns.
In light of the Modern-Day Slavery Act 2015, we have agreed on the following KPIs over three points:
- Staff to undergo training and continued toolbox talks on modern-day slavery
- Developing & maintaining a robust system for supply chain verification
- Scheduled reviews of our existing supply chains.
A copy of this Policy Statement is available on request and has a permanent position within our Health & Safety Management System, along with our other prominent policy statements such as Health & Safety, Environmental, Disabled Discrimination, Equal Opportunities, Race Relations, Foreign Workers and Ethics.
The company will not knowingly support or deal with any business that is involved with slavery or human trafficking and undertakes responsibility for implementing this Policy Statement and its objectives. Subsequently, any employee who breaches this policy will face disciplinary action, which may result in dismissal for misconduct or gross misconduct. We also reserve the right to terminate our relationship with other individuals and organisations that may be working on our behalf, if they breach this policy statement.
This Policy Statement is made pursuant to Section 54(1) of the ‘Modern-Day Slavery Act 2015’ and constitutes the company’s intentions of compliance for the following year.