Mon Motors is committed to preventing slavery and human trafficking in any of its corporate activities and recognises its’ responsibility to understand all potential risks relating to the business and to put steps in place to ensure there is no slavery or human trafficking within its supply chain.
The Company understands there are many forms of slavery including forced labour, debt bondage and human trafficking. The aim of this policy and the training of employees is to raise awareness of this issue and create a better understanding of how this relates to the workplace.
Structure and Supply chains
Mon Motors is now one of the largest automotive dealer groups in South Wales and the West of England. We are a family run company whose values are built on providing an exceptional customer experience and are committed to building lasting relationships that are based on trust and an exceptional level of customer service.
Our supply chains predominantly include a variety of vehicle manufacturers from whom we obtain our principle products of vehicles and aftersales parts. We also use a variety of local and national suppliers providing goods and services for the operation of our businesses.
Purpose and scope of the company Policy
The policy sets out the Company’s position on forms of modern slavery and human trafficking, steps that should be taken if slavery is suspected in any aspect of the supply chain and how the Company will raise awareness of the issue.
The policy includes -
Responsibilities and reporting procedure
It is the duty of all employees to take whatever reasonable steps are necessary to ensure compliance with our Policy and to prevent, detect and report any instances of suspected slavery or human trafficking. This duty does not only fall on the directors of the Company but equally to all employees and associated persons.
It is encouraged that any suspicions or concerns are reported promptly to ensure investigations may proceed without undue delay and any action can be taken efficiently.
The Company will support anyone who raises genuine concerns in good faith, it is also committed to ensuring nobody suffers any detrimental treatment as a result of reporting in good faith a suspicion that an actual or potential instance of slavery or human trafficking has taken place or may take place in the future.
Other relevant Policies include -
- Protected disclosures policy
- Employee code of conduct
- Recruitment policy
- Supplier code of conduct
- Data protection policy
Due Diligence and Risk Assessment
The Company requires all managers and all HR personnel within the company to complete training on modern slavery and human trafficking.
The Company’s modern slavery training includes:
- Assessing the associated risks of slavery and trafficking in relation to various aspects of the business, including available resources and support.
- How to identify potential signs of slavery and trafficking.
- What steps should be taken if there is suspected slavery or trafficking in the workplace.
- External help that is available e.g. the Modern Slavery Helpline.
- What steps the Company should take if suppliers or contractors do not implement anti-slavery policies in high-risk scenarios, including their removal from the Company's supply chains.
The Company is committed to ensuring all employees have a high level of awareness of the risks and issues surrounding the Policy.
In addition to training key members of staff, the Company will raise awareness of modern slavery and human trafficking issues by communicating with staff across all dealerships.
These communications will explain to staff:
- The basic principles of the Modern Slavery Act 2015.
- How to identify and prevent human trafficking
- How to notify relevant parties in the Company of concerns surrounding these issues.
- Any external help that is available to employees.
Effectiveness in Combating Slavery and Human Trafficking
We have not identified any instances of either slavery or human trafficking occurring in our supply chain. We have not as yet adopted any formal 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. We intend to keep this under review.
As set out above, the Group continues to take further steps to ensure that neither slavery nor human trafficking occurs either in our business or in our supply chain through continued training and communication on this matter.
This statement is made pursuant to section 54(1) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and constitutes our slavery and human trafficking statement for the financial year ending January 2021.
Group Finance & Commercial Director