Salisbury Group has a zero-tolerance approach to slavery and is committed to preventing acts of slavery and human trafficking from occurring within both its business and supply chain, and subsequently imposes those same high standards on its contractors, suppliers and other business partners.
Salisbury Group is one of the UK’s leading providers of commercial facilities management solutions. It currently manages more than 250 business premises and over 10 million sq ft across the UK. As such, we have an extensive supply chain where we procure goods and services in excess of £25 million per year, and with a wide range of different suppliers, advisers and subcontractors each of whom l have their own supply chain.
As testament to our commitment to eliminating slavery within our operations, we have:
- Made our staff aware of the Modern Slavery Act 2015, including its definitions of slavery and human trafficking;
- Told staff what to do if they suspect a case of slavery or human trafficking;
- Contacted suppliers and contractors in potentially higher risk categories to check what assurance arrangements they have in place;
- Reviewed our procurement arrangements and commenced a review of our related documents to include prohibitions in respect of slavery and human trafficking and compliance with the legislation;
- Agreed to produce an annual transparency report; and
- Reviewed our whistleblowing policy.
The above procedures are designed to:
- Identify and assess potential risk areas in our business and supply chain;
- Reduce the risk of slavery and human trafficking occurring in our business and supply chain;
- Monitor potential risk areas in our business and supply chain; and
- Provide adequate protection for whistle-blowers.
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 31 December 2017.
Chief Executive Officer