This Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking Statement relates to actions and activities during the financial year 1st April 2022 to 31st March 2023.
The statement sets down Green Retreats Ltd commitment to preventing slavery and human trafficking in our business activities and the steps we have put in place with the aim of ensuring that there is no slavery or human trafficking in our own business and supply chains. We all have a duty to be alert to risks, however small. Staff are expected to report their concerns and management to act upon them.
Organisational structure and supply chains
This statement covers the business activities of Green Retreats Ltd which are as follows:
Green Retreats Ltd is the leading installer of garden buildings with over 250 employees. We manufacture and install garden buildings to the UK market. Our staff are at the heart of our business and this statement sets out how we ensure Green Retreats Ltd has appropriate controls in place to ensure that the risk of slavery and human trafficking in our business is very low.
Green Retreats Supply chains are very short with all suppliers being UK based. We actively engage with our suppliers to ensure that they remain compliant and can identify any of those higher-risk suppliers and write to them asking them to confirm (a) that they have considered the risk of modern slavery in their business and supply chain, and (b) that they are satisfied there is none.
The Company currently operates in the following countries:
High Risk Activities
Responsibility for the Company’s anti-slavery initiatives is as follows:
- The HR Manager is responsible for creating and reviewing policies. The process by which policies are developed is following guidance, looking at best practice and adapting to the needs of the business.
- The Health and Safety Manager is responsible for risk assessments in respect of human rights and modern by a process of continual review and implementation of processes.]
- HR Manager is responsible for due diligence in relation to known or suspected instances of modern slavery and human trafficking.
To ensure a good understanding of the risks of modern slavery and human trafficking in our business and supply chains, the Company requires all staff to undertake continual and specific training and development.
The Company is committed to ensuring that there is no modern slavery or human trafficking in our business or our supply chains. This Statement affirms its intention to act ethically in our business relationships.
The following policies set down our approach to the identification of modern slavery risks and steps to be taken to prevent slavery and human trafficking in our operations:
- Whistleblowing policy – the Company encourages all its workers, customers and other business partners to report any concerns related to its direct activities or its supply chains.
- Company Code of Conduct – The Code of Conduct sets down the actions and behaviour expected of employees when representing the Company.
- Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Policy – The Company’s CSR policy summarises [how we manage our environmental impacts and] how we work responsibly with suppliers and local communities.
Due Diligence Processes for Slavery and Human Trafficking
The Company undertakes due diligence when considering taking on new suppliers, and regularly reviews its existing suppliers. The Company’s due diligence process includes building long-standing relationships with suppliers and making clear our expectations of business partners and evaluating the modern slavery and human trafficking risks of each new supplier and invoking sanctions against suppliers that fail to improve their performance in line with an action plan provided by us, including the termination of the business relationship.
The Company uses the following key performance indicators (KPIs) to measure how effective we are in ensuring slavery and human trafficking is not taking place in any part of our business or supply chains including use of labour monitoring and payroll systems.
This Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking Statement will be regularly reviewed and updated as necessary. By the board of directors endorses this policy statement and is fully committed to its implementation.