MODERN SLAVERY ACT TRANSPARENCY POLICY STATEMENT
This statement is made pursuant to section 54 of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and sets out the mechanisms Dania Construction Limited has taken and is continuing to take to ensure that modern slavery or human trafficking is not taking place within our business or supply chain. We are committed to acting ethically and with integrity and transparency in all business dealings and to ensure effective systems and controls are in place to safeguard against any form of modern slavery or human trafficking taking place.
Our supply chain includes companies who supply raw materials, specialist trade contractors, Labouronly subcontractors and specialist professional organisations that provide a range of services across the portfolio of projects we deliver for our clients. We expect the same high standards from all of our contractors, suppliers and other business partners. As such we incorporate checks on all supply chain members that they provide evidence of their commitment to comply with the requirements of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 or where they are not subject to its requirements that they will comply with our own internal policies as part of our pre-qualification process prior to appointment.
This policy applies to all persons working for us or on our behalf in any capacity, including employees at all levels, directors, officers, agency workers, seconded workers, volunteers, interns, agents, contractors, external consultants, third-party representatives and business partners.
RESPONSIBILTY FOR THIS POLICY
Top Management have overall responsibility for ensuring this policy is in compliance with our legal and ethical obligations, and that all those under our control comply with it.
The organisation will uphold its primary and day-to-day responsibility for implementing this policy, monitoring its use and effectiveness, and auditing internal control systems and procedures to ensure they are effective in countering modern slavery.
Management at all levels are responsible for ensuring those reporting to them understand and comply with this policy and are given adequate and regular training on it and the issue of modern slavery in supply chains.
COMPLIANCE WITH THIS POLICY
The prevention, detection and reporting of modern slavery in any part of our business or supply chain is the responsibility of all those working for and or behalf of the organisation and will be expected to avoid any activity that might lead to, or suggest, a breach of this policy.
Employees are encouraged to raise concerns about any issue or suspicion of modern slavery in any parts of our business or supply chains of any supplier tier at the earliest possible stage. They must notify their direct managers or the Regional Director as soon as possible if they believe or suspect that a conflict with this policy has occurred or may occur in the future. All notifications will be treated with strict confidentiality as soon as reasonably practicable.
Where applicable and appropriate, with the welfare and safety of local workers as a priority, we will give support and guidance to our suppliers to help them address coercive, abusive and exploitative work practices in their own business and supply chains.
We aim to encourage openness and will support anyone who raises genuine concerns in good faith under this policy, even if they turn out to be mistaken. We are committed to ensuring no one suffers any detrimental treatment as a result of reporting in good faith their suspicion that modern slavery of whatever form is or may be taking place in any part of our own business or in any of our supply chains. Detrimental treatment includes dismissal, disciplinary action, threats or other unfavorable treatment connected with raising a concern.
COMMUNICAITON AND AWARENESS OF THIS POLICY
Training on this policy, and on the risk our business faces from modern slavery in its supply chains, forms part of the induction process for all individuals who work for us, and updates will be provided using established methods of communication between the organisation and applicable persons.
Our zero-tolerance approach to modern slavery will be communicated to all suppliers, contractors and business partners at the outset of our business relationship with them and reinforced as appropriate thereafter.
BREACH OF THIS POLICY
Any employee or contracted person working with or on behalf of the organisation who breaches this policy will face disciplinary action, which could result in dismissal for misconduct or gross misconduct. We may terminate our relationship with other individuals and organisations working on our behalf if they breach this policy.
This policy will be reviewed and updated by senior management on an annual basis as a minimum.