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SLAVERY & HUMAN TRAFFICKING STATEMENT

 
INTRODUCTION:
This Statement is made on behalf of Haynes Bros. Ltd. pursuant to the Section 54(1) of the Modern Slavery Action 2015 and comprises our Slavery and Human Trafficking Statement.
 
OUR BUSINESS:
The Haynes Group comprises of:
Haynes of Maidstone Ltd. t/a Haynes Ford
Haynes Trucks Ltd.
Haynes Agricultural Ltd.
Haynes Agritec Ltd.
Kent Diesel Centre Ltd.
 
DEFINITIONS:
The Group considers that modern slavery encompasses:
Human trafficking
Forced work through mental or physical threat
Being owned or controlled by an employer through mental or physical abuse or the threat of abuse
Being dehumanised, treated as a commodity or being bought or sold as property
Being physically constrained or to have restriction placed on freedom of movement
 
OUR POLICIES ON SLAVERY AND HUMAN TRAFFICKING:
We are committed to ensuring that there is no modern slavery or human trafficking 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, as far as reasonably practicable, that slavery and human trafficking is not taking place anywhere in our business, including contractors and in our supply chains.
 
DUE DILIGENCE PROCESS FOR SLAVERY AND HUMAN TRAFFICKING:
As part of our initiative to identify risk and mitigate against such risks, The Group has a Group Compliance Officer (The HR Manager), to whom all concerns regarding modern slavery should be addressed. The Group Compliance Officer will undertake an annual review of The Group’s obligations towards eradicating modern slavery within its organisation and supply chains.  
 
We have in place processes across our business to:
Identify inappropriate employment practices
Identify and assess other potential risk areas
Mitigate the risk of slavery and human trafficking occurring
Monitor potential risk areas
Protect whistle-blowers
 
POLICIES:
The Haynes Group operates the following policies for identifying and preventing slavery and human trafficking in our business.
Whistleblowing Policy – where we encourage all employees to report direct to the MD any concerns they might have without fear of retaliation. We provide a confidential email line to protect the identity of the whistle blower.
Code of Conduct – our Code encourages employees to do the right thing by clearly stating the actions and behaviour expected of them when at work and representing the business. We strive to maintain the highest standards of employee conduct and ethical behaviour when conducting their business.
 
SUPPLIER ADHERENCE TO OUR VALUE AND ETHICS:
We have zero tolerance to slavery and human trafficking. To ensure all those in our supply chains and contractors comply with our values we operate in line with principles of responsible sourcing. We have in place a supply chain compliance programme that is maintained by the relevant manager supported by HR. This consists of supplier reviews.
 
TRAINING:
To ensure a high level of understanding of the risks of modern slavery and human trafficking in our business, in our supply chains and in our business partners, we provide relevant information to all staff in our Handbook.
 
This Statement is made pursuant to Section 54(1) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and constitutes our Group’s Slavery and Human Trafficking Statement for the financial year ending 31st December 2018 and was approved by the CEO and Executive Directors of The Group.
 
Andrew Haynes
Chairman and Managing Director
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