Governance and Compliance
R & R Products Limited (T/A The Paving Experts) Modern Slavery & Human Trafficking Statement
This Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking Statement is a response to Section 54(1), Part 6 of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and relates to actions and activities for the financial year ending 30 November 2020.
R & R Products Ltd (‘the Company’, ‘we’, ‘us’ or ‘our’) is committed to preventing slavery and human trafficking violations in its own operations, its supply chain, and its products. We have zero-tolerance towards slavery and require our supply chain to comply with our values.
R & R Products Ltd has business operations in the United Kingdom. We operate in the landscaping, construction & building materials sector. The nature of our supply chains is as follows: We work with a number of key direct suppliers, who provide us with goods, such as construction products to sell on to our customers, and services, such as outsourced business processes, delivery and marketing services.
For more information about the Company, please visit the About Us page.
We operate a number of internal policies to ensure that we are conducting business in an ethical and transparent manner.
These include the following:
- Whistleblowing policy – We have an internal policy which is given to employees to help police our internal practices and ensure we are working to the professional standards we expect.
- Staff code of conduct – We value our employees and pay above and beyond the government national minimum wage, as our employees are our key to our success, as such our recruitment practices and due diligence process helps ensure we employee reputable people. With a rigorous induction process we ensure our employees understand our values and code of conduct, we also have a trial period to ensure the employees are the right fit for our business as we recognise employees represent our business, therefore their behaviour and professionalism are crucial to our business success.
We recognise suppliers are essential to our success and our supplier onboarding and due diligence process helps to ensure we source reputable suppliers to avoid reputational risk. Suppliers are committed to helping eradicate unethical business practices including bribery, fraud, corruption and human rights abuses such as modern day slavery and child labour.
- Safeguarding policy – The Paving Experts acknowledges the duty of care to safeguard, protect and promote the welfare of adults & children and is committed to ensuring safeguarding practice reflects statutory responsibilities, government guidance and complies with best practice.
We make sure our suppliers are aware of our policies and adhere to the same standards.
As part of our efforts to monitor and reduce the risk of slavery and human trafficking occurring in our supply chains, we have adopted the following due diligence procedures:
- Internal supplier audits.
Our due diligence procedures aim to:
- Identify and action potential risks in our business and supply chains.
- Monitor potential risks in our business and supply chains
- Reduce the risk of slavery and human trafficking occurring in our business and supply chains.
- Provide protection for whistleblowers.
Risk and compliance
The Company has evaluated the nature and extent of its exposure to the risk of slavery and human trafficking occurring in its UK supply chain through:
- Evaluating the slavery and human trafficking risks of each new supplier.
- Reviewing on a regular basis all aspects of the supply chain based on supply chain mapping.
We do not consider that we operate in a high-risk environment because the majority of our supply chain is based in the UK and in low-risk industries, such as manufacturing of construction materials and services.
We do not tolerate slavery and human trafficking in our supply chains. Where there is evidence of failure to comply with our policies and procedures by any of our suppliers, we will require that supplier to remedy the non-compliance.
The Company uses Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) to measure its effectiveness and ensure that slavery and human trafficking is not taking place in its business and supply chains. These KPIs are as follows:
- We will contact suppliers to enquire about their modern slavery practices every 24 months.
- We will carry out a regular audit of suppliers – 25% of suppliers each year.
The statement was approved by the board of directors.