Modern Slavery Act Statement
Barlow Motors is committed to improving our practices to combat modern day slavery and human trafficking of any kind within its own business and supply chains. Barlow Motors primary protection against slavery is to ensure that all business activity complies with minimum wage legislation. Barlow Motors also requires this of its contractors. Barlow Motors first line of defence against human trafficking is to ensure that all Barlow Motors Group employees have the right to work in the UK. Barlow Motors also requires that UK contractors only employ staff with the right to work in the UK.
Due to the breadth of its businesses and supply chains Barlow Motors is not in a position to check every business relationship and avenue. The principal areas at higher risk of human trafficking and slavery are those related to our supply chains, in particular cleaning services, Valeting and Uniform suppliers.
Barlow Motors sources and sells products and parts from a broad range of national and international suppliers. Our supplier and contractor approval process incorporates a review of the controls being undertaken by the supplier. To ensure that external supply chains comply with this policy Barlow Motors requires that the business practices and supply chains of each supplier are in accordance with Barlow Motors principles and monitors compliance by suitable levels of due diligence according to the level of risk which Barlow Motors assesses of the potential for human trafficking and/or modern slavery.
Any instances of non-compliance of which Barlow Motors is made aware will be assessed on a case-by-case basis. Remedial action will be taken and tailored to suit the circumstances. Barlow Motors will only trade with those who fully comply with this statement or those who are taking steps towards full compliance. If Barlow Motors is not satisfied with the steps being taken towards full compliance, it will temporarily suspend its business with that supplier (to the extent permitted under contract or by law). The ultimate sanction for the continual failure to comply will be for Barlow Motors to cease to trade with that supplier (to the extent as permitted under contract or by law).
Barlow Motors will quickly and thoroughly investigate any claim or indication that any area of its business or supply chains is engaging in human trafficking or slave labour.
Any such claim coming to the attention of personnel within Barlow Motors should be reported to senior management in accordance with our Whistleblowing Policy. The board of directors will be informed of the issue including the findings and outcome of the investigation.
All Barlow Motors employees are provided with full details of Barlow Motors CSR Policy, Business Code of Conduct, Whistleblowing Policy and other company policies, including this statement. These are provided on the Barlow Motors employee portal. All employees are encouraged to familiarise themselves with this information at induction and by regular email updates. The Code of Conduct specifically outlines ethical business practice as integral to all our dealings and our expectation of compliance with applicable laws is absolute.
This statement has been approved by the board of directors of Barlow Motors, which we will review and update it as necessary on an annual basis.