Modern Slavery Policy
To outline Dickie and Moore Limited’s commitment to the elimination of modern slavery and our approach to ensure compliance with our obligations under the Modern Slavery Act 2015.
2 Business context
We provide full construction & project management on all construction projects across a range of sectors; education, healthcare, residential, retail, and commercial contracts.
We operate within the UK, our head office is based in East Kilbride and we have approximately 60 employees.
Our policy applies to all business within Dickie and Moore Construction and Dickie and Moore Homes Limited.
4 Our policy statement
We are committed to ensuring our business is free from any practices of modern slavery and human trafficking. It is our expectation that our employees will respect this commitment and ensure compliance with any legislation. We are a business that upholds integrity and transparency in all our business dealings and our modern slavery prevention measures are no exception.
The risk of modern slavery and human trafficking within our recruitment and employment is minor. We mitigate this risk through our process as described below.
5 Processes in relation to slavery and human trafficking – Recruitment and Employment
Our direct employment model provides control over the work undertaken and labour conditions under which our workforce operates.
We have robust recruitment practices, including ‘right to work’ checks for all prospective employees and maintain a preferred supplier list of agencies that are sourcing candidates on our behalf. This ensures we maintain an assured overview of those entering our employment and prevents the occurrence of forced or involuntary labour.
We have human resource representation working with senior management to ensure that:
- recruitment practices are fair and equitable and in accordance with the appropriate local employment laws.
- company standards, values, corporate behaviours and policy are being adhered to satisfactory working conditions and related safeguards are in place and appropriate training is provided.
Where we have third parties providing services on behalf of Dickie and Moore Limited within our own work sites, we have well-established processes for the engagement of their services, ensuring that their conduct and working practices are consistent with our own.
If a suspected breach of this policy has occurred, is occurring, or may be about to occur, it is the responsibility of everyone working for Dickie and Moore Limited, or on our behalf, to report it. We have protected reporting mechanisms in place under our whistleblowing policy that allow anyone to report potential non-compliance in confidence and without fear of repercussion.
We operate a number of internal policies that protect our employees:
- recruitment policy
- whistleblowing policy
- disciplinary policy
- anti-discrimination policy
- contractor engagement policy.
6 Processes in relation to slavery and human trafficking – Suppliers
It is our expectation that our suppliers will adhere to our commitment to a zero tolerance
approach when it comes to any form of slavery or human trafficking.
From 01 January 2017 our standard terms and conditions for the appointment of suppliers will mandate compliance with the Modern Slavery Act 2015, or equivalent, if applicable to the organisation. We have an expectation that any suppliers contracted by our organisation are committed to:
- complying with the provisions of the Modern Slavery Act 2015
- taking steps to prevent modern slavery within their business and supply chains
- paying the national living wage for UK-based employees. For non-UK based locations, the wages of their employees must meet applicable local standards.
This statement is made pursuant to section 54(1) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015.