We are committed to improving our practices to combat slavery and human trafficking.
We are a provider of consultancy and installation services of mainly electrical energy efficiency measures in the new build and retro fit sector of both commercial and domestic premises. We are a part of the Jonstar group of companies, which has it’s head office at 14 Stoneygate Court, Leicester, LE2 2AH, UK. We have a total of two employees and operate in the UK only.
The companies turnover is expected to be £325,000.00 in our first year.
Our business is a small enterprise that has senior management coordinating its approach to market and management alongside a network of outsourced services that relate to IT, HR, Health & Safety, technical advice, and installation operatives.
AS a small business we have limited exposure to modern slavery and human trafficking but recognise the importance to be aware of its presence and to actively mitigate against it.
Our supply chains
Our supply chains include: Approved sub-contractor network; Manufacturers of electrical goods, distributors of electrical goods; as well as associated services.
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. Our Anti-slavery Policy reflects our commitment to acting ethically 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.
This includes identifying the overall risks of human trafficking and slavery in our operations and supply chain.
Declarations from our suppliers that they make have steps in place to comply with slavery and human trafficking laws and that their own supply chain is adhering to compliance with the human trafficking and slavery laws of the country or countries in which they operate.
Setting out a list of standards that we expect from ourselves and our supply chain.
Clear consequences for supply chain breaches and how we give opportunity to make changes for employees, sub-contractors, distributors, and manufacturers.
Training to prevent and reporting processes in place to expose forced labour, labour trafficking, and other hidden third-party labour exploitation.
Site inductions to include awareness around human trafficking and slavery law and how it affects the construction industry.
Ensuring rights to work legally in the UK are identified on the pre-qualification questionnaire for sub-contractors.
Due diligence processes for slavery and human trafficking
As part of our initiative to identify and mitigate risk we have embedded in our process’s awareness of slavery and human trafficking. This includes it being considered in our recruitment process, sub-contractor qualification and supplier audits.
The systems we have in place systems aid us to:
- Identify and assess potential risk areas in our supply chains
- Mitigate the risk of slavery and human trafficking occurring in our supply chains
- Monitor potential risk areas in our supply chains
- Protect whistle blowers
Supplier adherence to our values
We have zero tolerance to slavery and human trafficking. To ensure all those in our supply chain and contractors comply with our values. we have in place measures that are proportionate to our business activity to check supply chain compliance.
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 training to our staff
Our effectiveness in combating slavery and human trafficking
Due to the size of our business and the awareness in place around the senior staff who are the only employees it is unlikely that we will be able to set KPIs around modern slavery and human trafficking due to the level of business activity we are involved with. Our supply chain and our processes are audited internally and externally by our accreditation bodies, namely through NICEIC and our ISO accreditation body. Therefore, we would expect to see zero reports or breaches around this legislature. In the event there was a breach then the consequences outlined in our subcontractor contracts or supply chain agreements will be followed.
As a new company incorporated on 18th March 2020, we will aim to continue to embed our best practice as identified in this statement and commit to reviewing our measures annually as part of our continuous improvement.
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 2021.
Name: Phil Harding