Slavery and Human Trafficking Statement
Modern slavery is a serious and brutal crime, encompassing activities such as slavery, servitude, human trafficking and forced labour, in which people are treated as commodities and exploited for criminal gain. Ferraris Piston Service Limited (“FPS“) has zero tolerance for slavery and human trafficking. We know that we all have a duty to be alert to risks, however small. Employees are expected to report their concerns and management has a duty to act upon them.
This statement is made pursuant to s.54 of the Modern Slavery Act 2015, and sets down FPS’ commitment to preventing slavery and human trafficking in our business activities, and outlines the steps that we have put in place, with the aim of ensuring that there is no slavery or human trafficking in our own business and supply chains.
Organisational Structure and Supply Chain
1. The Organisation: The business activities of FPS are the distribution and wholesaling of automotive, travel & leisure, maintenance & accessories and retail products. The Company currently operates in a number of locations
across the UK.
2. Our Suppliers: Whilst FPS does not conduct detailed checks to evaluate all supplier compliance with Company standards against trafficking and slavery throughout the entirety of their own supply chain, suppliers are required to certify compliance with our Supplier Guidelines & Requirements, which includes a requirement to ensure that their own chains are compliant and the results of that certification are audited.
Contracts will be terminated as soon as possible in the event of a breach of the Guidelines.
3. Our Employees: FPS only employs people who are legally authorised to work in the UK, and ensures that all employees’ eligibility to work status is validated through appropriate documentation and using methods set out in legislation.
Further, during induction, FPS requires all its employees to read and acknowledge receipt of our employment policies, which make it clear that human trafficking and slavery is an offence and therefore unacceptable.
Violation of any of these policies by any employee, could result in disciplinary action and potentially dismissal.
4. Agency workers: The Company uses only reputable employment agencies to source labour and always verifies the practices of any new agency it is using before accepting workers from that agency.
5. Communication and training: As well as our employees being made aware of our position on slavery and human trafficking during induction; those employees dealing with suppliers or in a position of management are required to familiarise themselves with the Modern Slavery Act in more detail. In addition, this statement and our Supplier Guidelines and Requirements are reviewed regularly and any updates are notified Company wide.
High Risk Activities
There are no activities within FPS that are considered to be at high risk of slavery or human trafficking. Through the Supplier Guidelines and
Requirements, the company seeks to ensure that all suppliers report on their compliance to the Modern Slavery Act 2015. Actions will taken in the event of a breach of these guidelines.
a. Slavery and Human Trafficking Statement: This is the responsibility of the Digital & Client Services Director.
This Statement is to be reviewed annually and reissued in March of every year, with the most recent version published on the Company web site.
b. Policies: The Human Resources Team in general are responsible for ensuring that all Company policies are fully compliant with UK employment
legislation and that all policies are reviewed at least every two years. All policies are available to the Company’s employees via the Company intranet and in hard copy.
c. Risk Assessments: These will be conducted by the Company Secretary with support as required from the Human Resources department.
d. Investigations: It will be the responsibility of the Marketing Director to investigate any concerns raised; the Marketing Director will be supported
by the Human Resources department, as required.
e. Training: The Learning and Development Manager will help ensure an acceptable awareness in our business of modern slavery and human trafficking. This will be done via the FPS Employee Handbook, Company intranet and supported with an information fact sheet for managers. To implement this policy, all employees with line management responsibility are provided a copy of the policy statement and supporting materials.
In keeping with the Company’s commitment to act ethically and with integrity in all its business dealings, a number of our existing policies are relevant to ensure that there is no slavery or trafficking in any part of the business.
The FPS Employee Handbook makes clear to employees the actions and behaviour that is expected of them when representing the Company; this handbook is issued to all employees and held on our intranet. The policies detailed there apply to all Company personnel.
This Slavery and Human Trafficking Statement has been approved and authorised by the Board of Directors, and is signed by a statutory Director.