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Modern Slavery Act

The 2016 Global Slavery Index estimates that 45.8 million people are subject to some form of modern slavery in the world, and in the UK alone the survey estimates 11,700 victims of slavery.

To help tackle this issue the UK Government introduced the Modern Slavery Act in October 2015.

MKM Building Supplies has a zero-tolerance approach to slavery and human trafficking.

The policies we have in place along with our Anti-Slavery and Human Trafficking statement reflect our commitment to:

- Act ethically and with integrity in all our business relationships

- Enforce effective systems and controls to prevent slavery and human trafficking in our corporate activities ensuring that our supply chains are free from slavery and human trafficking

- Pay people fairly and properly for their work

 

The policies we have in place along with our Anti-Slavery and Human Trafficking statement reflect our commitment to:

 

Please click here to view our Anti-Slavery and Human Trafficking Statement for 2017/18.

 

This statement sets out steps that have been taken from 1st April 2017 until 31st March 2018, to ensure modern day slavery and human trafficking is not occurring within our business or in our supply chain.

This statement is reviewed annually and published.

 

Anti-Slavery and Human Trafficking update

 

As from 1st April 2017 until 31st March 2018, we have carried out the following:

- Contacted 317 of our suppliers to ensure their compliance with the requirements of the Act and MKM’s code of conduct.

- As at 31st March 2018, 173 suppliers have replied and 140 of those suppliers have provided us with their Modern Slavery Policy.

- During 2016 we implemented a training programme for our procurement team which included training on the Modern Slavery Act and how to respond to modern slavery or human trafficking, if identified within our supply chain. All our procurement team are now trained on the principles of the Modern Slavery Act. This training was also rolled out to our HR team in 2018 and all members of the HR team have completed training.

As a fast growing and changing organisation, we need to be particularly aware of emerging risks and to be vigilant to the dynamic nature of both modern slavery and the impacts leading from our procedures. We will therefore continue to reflect on, develop and extend our approach to modern slavery.