We are a family-owned business providing short term motor insurance underwritten by Aviva.
Although we are not required to make a modern slavery statement under section 54 of the Modern Slavery Act 2015, we are making this voluntary statement to show our commitment to implementing systems and controls aimed at ensuring that modern slavery is not taking place anywhere within our organisation or in any of our supply chains.
We expect that our suppliers will hold their own suppliers to the same high standards.
Related Company Policies
We have in place a Code of Conduct which reflects on our existing commitment to operate ethically and with integrity in all our business relationships. The implementation and enforcement of effective systems and controls within the organisation and our supply chains will safeguard against slavery and human trafficking.
We are a company that expects everyone working with us or on our behalf to support and uphold the following measures to safeguard against modern slavery:
- We have a zero-tolerance approach to modern slavery in our organisation and our supply chains.
- The prevention, detection and reporting of modern slavery in any part of our organisation or supply chain is the responsibility of all those working for us or on our behalf. Workers must not engage in, facilitate or fail to report any activity that might lead to, or suggest, a breach of this policy.
- We are committed to engaging with our stakeholders and suppliers to address the risk of modern slavery in our operations and supply chain.
- We take a risk-based approach to our contracting processes and keep them under review.
- We assess whether the circumstances warrant the inclusion of specific prohibitions against the use of modern slavery and trafficked labour in our contracts with third parties.
- Using our risked based approach, we will also assess the merits of writing to suppliers requiring them to comply with our Code of Conduct, which sets out the minimum standards required to combat modern slavery and trafficking.
- If we find that other individuals or organisations working on our behalf have breached this policy, we will ensure that we take appropriate action. This would include considering termination of any relationship.
Due diligence and risk assessment
- As part of our ongoing risk assessment and due diligence processes we will consider whether circumstances warrant us carrying out audits of suppliers for their compliance with our Code of Conduct.
- We include anti-slavery and human trafficking provisions in our contract with suppliers.
- We only employ colleagues based in the UK. Colleague relations are managed consistently across the business by the Human Resources department.
- We only employ contractors through reputable employment agencies that adhere to our anti-slavery and human trafficking policy.
To ensure a high level of understanding of the risks of modern slavery and human trafficking in our organisation, we have provided training to all our staff to raise awareness of this issue throughout the business and continue to refresh this training annually through our regulatory program.
Statement of COO
This voluntary slavery and human trafficking statement are made in connection with section 54 (1) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015, for the financial year ending 31/12/2019. It was approved by the Chief Operations Officer on 23rd July 2019.
We are committed to the ongoing review of our practices to ensure we continue to meet the requirements of the Act.