Modern Slavery Policy Statement 2018 (1)

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Modern Slavery & Human Trafficking Policy Statement Nicholls Colton Group is committed to ensuring that modern slavery or human trafficking is not taking place within our business or supply chain. This statement is made pursuant to s.54 of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 (MSA) and outlines the steps being taken by the Nicholls Colton Group. Modern slavery encompasses slavery, servitude, human trafficking and forced labour. Nicholls Colton Group has a zero tolerance approach to any form of modern slavery. Nicholls Colton Group operates within the UK and provides a wide range of services to the construction sectors; including laboratory and in-situ testing of materials, soils analysis, specialist inspections of structures and pavements, environmental monitoring and geotechnical and geoenvironmental consultancy services. The greatest risk area to the business is through the supply chain. However, the company consider this to be a low risk due to the policies the company has in place and all the supply chain being primarily UK based. We operate a number of internal policies to ensure our business is conducted in an ethical and transparent manner. These include 1. Recruitment policy: We operate a robust policy that includes conducting eligibility to work in UK checks for all employees. There are safeguards against human trafficking and forced labour. 2. Equal Opportunities Policy: Dignity and respect to all employees. 3. Fair pay: All employees are paid at least the national minimum/living wage or more 4. Employee Entitlements: all employees are made aware of their entitlements through the company handbook and are issued with their Statement of Particulars. We operate a supplier approval policy and maintain an approved supplier list. Suppliers are approved through a Pre Qualification Questionnaire. This includes: 1. Confirmation that all employees/workers have a legal right to work in the UK 2. They meet the requirements of the Modern Slavery Act with regards to employing personnel. 3. They have never been convicted of offences relating to modern slavery. 4. They pay at least the national minimum/ working wage. Training is provided to managers regarding the MSA so they understand the general requirements and the actions to take if they suspect the MSA is being breached. The Policy Statement is reviewed annually for continuing suitability. The Statement has the full support of the Board of Directors and the Nicholls Colton Group Management Team G Anderson April 2018 Date of Issue: 10.04.18 UNCONTROLLED DOCUMENT IF PRINTED Owned: Stephanie Llewellyn – HR Manager Authorised by: NC Board of Directors P:\Controlled Documents\Policy Documents\Modern Slavery Policy Statement Page 1 of 1


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