This statement sets out Parkway Derby Limited's actions to understand
all potential modern slavery risks related to its business and to put
in place steps that are aimed to ensuring that there is no slavery or
human trafficking in its own business and its supply chains.
This statement relates to the actions and activities during the
financial year 2017/2018.
As part of the Automotive Retail & Repair industry, the Company
recognises that it has a responsibility to take a robust approach
to slavery and human trafficking.
The Company is absolutely committed to preventing slavery and human
trafficking in its corporate activities, and to ensuring that its
supply chains are free from slavery and human trafficking.
Organisational structure and supply chains
This statement covers the activities of Parkway Derby Ltd:
Our supply chains include sourcing, sale and leasing motor vehicles
(predominantly Volkswagen), parts, consumables and provision of
servicing, repairs, including vehicle body and repair. Respecting
human rights in the supply chain is ultimately our suppliers'
responsibility however we will ensure that our expectations with
regard to slavery and human trafficking are communicated to them.
Countries of operation and supply
The Company currently operates in the following countries:
As part of our initiatives to identify and mitigate risk: -
- Where possible we build long-standing relationships with
suppliers and make clear our expectations to ethical business
With regard to supply chains, our point of contact is
predominantly with a UK company/branch
We have in place systems to encourage the reporting of concerns
and protection of whistle blowers
The Company operates the following policies that describe its approach
to the identification of modern slavery risks and steps to be taken
to prevent slavery and human trafficking in its operations:
Whistleblowing policy - The Company encourages all its
workers, customers and other business partners to report
any concerns related to the direct activities, or the supply
chains of, the Company. This includes any circumstances that
may give rise to an enhanced risk of slavery or human
trafficking. The Company's whistleblowing procedure
is designed to make it easy for workers to make disclosures,
without fear of retaliation.
Employee code of conduct - The Company's code makes
clear to employees that actions and behaviour expected of them
when representing the Company. The Company strives to maintain
the highest standards of employee conduct and ethical
behaviour when operating abroad and managing its supply chain.
Supplier code of conduct - The Company is committed to
ensuring that its suppliers adhear to the highest standards
of ethics. Suppliers are required to demonstrate that they
provide safe working conditions where necessary, treat workers
with dignity and respect, and act ethically and within the law
in their use of labour. The Company works with suppliers to
ensure that they meet the standards of the code and improve
their worker's working conditions. However, serious violations
of the Company's supplier code of conduct will lead to termination
of the business relationship.
Recruitment/Agency workers policy - The Company
uses only specified, reputable employment agencies to source
labour and always verifies the practices of any new agency
it is using before accepting workers from that agency.
The Company undertakes due diligence when considering taking on new
suppliers, and regularly reviews its existing suppliers. The Company's
due diligence and reiews include:
evaluating the modern slavery and human trafficking risks of each
conducting supplier audits or assessments through, which have a
greater degree of focus on slavery and human trafficking where
general risks are identified;
The Company requires all relevant staff within the Company to complete
training on modern slavery.
The Company's modern slavery training covers:
our business's purchasing practices, which influence supply
chain conditions and which should therefore be designed to
prevent purchases at unrealistically low prices, the use of
labour engaged on unrealistically low wages or wages below the
country's national minimum wage, or the provision of products
by an unrealistic deadline.
how to assess the risk of slavery and human trafficking in
relation to various aspects of the business, including
resources and support available;
how to identify the signs of slavery and human trafficking;
what initial steps should be taken if slavery or human
trafficking is suspected;
how to escalate potential slavery or human trafficking issues
to the relevant parties within the Company;
what external help is available, for example through the
Modern Slavery Helpline;
This statement has been approved by the Company's board of directors, who will review and update it annually.
Director's signature: SRB
Director's name: Sean Booth