Slavery and human trafficking remains a hidden blight on our global society. We all have a
responsibility to be alert to the risks, however small, in our business and in the wider supply
Staff are expected to report concerns and management are expected to act upon them.
Mulholland Contracts Ltd through its Groundwork’s, Surfacing, Utilities, and Street
Lighting Divisions, supply a wide range of services to the construction industry.
OUR SUPPLY CHAINS
Our supply chains include the sourcing of raw materials principally related to the provision of
Precast concrete products, bitumen coated products and Ready-mix concrete.
OUR POLICIES ON SLAVERY AND HUMAN TRAFFICKING
We are committed to ensuring that there is no slavery or human trafficking in our supply
chains or in any part of our business. This Anti-slavery Policy reflects our commitment to
acting ethically and with integrity in all our business relationships and to implementing and
enforcing effective systems and controls to ensure slavery and human trafficking is not
taking place anywhere in our supply chains.
DUE DILIGENCE PROCESSES FOR SLAVERY AND HUMAN TRAFFICKING
- As part of our initiative to identify and mitigate risk –
- Where possible, we build long standing relationships with local suppliers and make clear
our expectations of business behaviour;
- With regards to national or international supply chains, our point of contact is preferably
with a UK company or branch and we expect these entities to have suitable anti-slavery
and human trafficking policies and processes. We expect each entity in the supply chain to,
at least, adopt ‘one-up’ due diligence on the next link in the chain. It is not practical for us
(and every other participant in the chain) to have a direct relationship with all links in the
- We have in place systems to encourage the reporting of concerns and the protection of
SUPPLIER ADHERENCE TO OUR VALUES
We have zero tolerance to slavery and human trafficking. We expect all those in our supply
chain and contractors to comply with our values.
The Company Directors are responsible for compliance in their respective departments and
for their supplier relationships.
To ensure a high level of understanding of the risks of modern slavery and human trafficking
in our supply chains and our business, we provide training to relevant members of staff. All
Directors have been briefed on the subject.
OUR EFFECTIVENESS IN COMBATING SLAVERY AND HUMAN TRAFFICKING
We use the following key performance indicators (KPIs) to measure how effective we have
been to ensure that slavery and human trafficking is not taking place in any part of our
business or supply chains:
- Completion of premises Audits by Safety, Health and Environmental Managers, Factory/Quarry Managers and the Human Resource Manager;
- Use of labour monitoring and payroll systems to check eligibility of employees in the UK;
- Level of communication and personal contact with next link in the supply chain and their understanding of, and compliance with, our expectations.
- This statement is made pursuant to section 54(1) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and constitutes our group’s slavery and human trafficking statement for the current financial year.