Robertson Vehicle Hire Logo

26 Magdalen Street
Colchester
Essex
CO1 2LD

Tel: 01206 572368
Fax: 01206 549167

Company Reg. No.: 2087612

SLAVERY AND HUMAN TRAFFICKING STATEMENT FOR THE FINANCIAL YEAR ENDING 31 MARCH 2021

REVIEWED 9 September 2021

 

INTRODUCTION FROM THE MANAGING DIRECTOR

Slavery and human trafficking remains a serious challenge within our global society. We all have a responsibly to be alert to the risks, however small, in our business and in the wider supply chain. Staff are expected to report concerns and management are expected to act upon them.

OUR BUSINESS

The business operates as a car and van rental business

OUR SUPPLY CHAINS

The groups supply chain include suppliers within the automotive industries and those related to property and facilities.

We continue to monitor our supply chain practices in order to ensure compliance.

OUR POLICIES ON SLAVERY AND HUMAN TRAFFICKING

We are committed to ensuring that there is no modern slavery or human trafficking in our supply chains or in any part of our business. We are committed to acting ethically 3 and with integrity in all our business relationships and to implementing and enforcing effective systems and controls to ensure slavery and human trafficking is not taking place anywhere in our supply chains.

DUE DILIGENCE PROCESSES FOR SLAVERY AND HUMAN TRAFFICKING

As part of our initiative to identify and mitigate risk –

 All recruitment is handled through our Centralised Recruitment team so that corporately we know the background of each employee. Payroll service is also run centrally ensuring we have a payment structure that is entirely compliant with UK legislation.

 Where possible we build long standing relationships with local and national suppliers and make clear our expectations of business ethics through our Company Values and our Employee Code of Conduct;

 We have in place systems to encourage the reporting of concerns and the protection of whistle blowers.

SUPPLIER ADHERENCE TO OUR VALUES

We have zero tolerance to slavery and human trafficking. We expect all those in our supply chain and contractors to comply with our values. We continue to evolve our internal processes to ensure suppliers adhere to our practices and the law on the prevention of Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking.

The Directors are responsible for compliance in their respective departments and for their supplier relationships.

  

TRAINING

To ensure a high level of understanding of the risks of modern slavery and human trafficking in our supply chains and our business, we provide guidelines to relevant members of staff. All Directors have been briefed on the subject.

OUR EFFECTIVENESS IN COMBATTING SLAVERY AND HUMAN TRAFFICKING

We use the following key performance indicators to measure how effective we have been to ensure that slavery and human trafficking is not taking place in any part of our business or supply chains:

 Use of labour monitoring and payroll systems; and

 Level of communication and personal contact with next link in the supply chain and their understanding of, and compliance with, our expectations.

This statement is made pursuant to section 54(1) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and constitutes our group’s slavery and human trafficking statement for the current financial year

John Robertson

Managing Director

J.D.Robertson & Co.Ltd

2 September 2021