1 Introduction from the Board of Directors of Mabey Hire Limited
Mabey Hire is committed to improving our practices to combat slavery, forced and compulsory labour and human trafficking. We have implemented a Modern Slavery policy and taken steps to comply with the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and (where our business activities take place in Scotland, the Human Trafficking and Exploitation (Scotland) Act 2015) to improve transparency in our supply chains.
This statement is made under section 54 of the Modern Slavery Act 2015
2 Organisation's structure
Mabey Hire is a leading engineering services specialist combining engineering excellence with expert design and manufacturing skills. We help deliver infrastructure projects more quickly, safely and efficiently across the road, rail, utilities and construction sectors.
Our engineering capabilities include the provision of temporary works including propping, jacking, formwork and falsework systems, and the hire of non-mechanical groundworks equipment.
Mabey Hire has been in business for over years, employs more than 400 people and delivers projects from 17 locations around the UK.
Mabey Hire has an annual turnover in excess of £40m.
4 Our supply chains
Mabey Hire is committed to supporting the eradication of takes a zero-tolerance approach to modern slavery, forced or compulsory labour, and human trafficking and exploitation. Our supply chains both in the UK and overseas are expected to act in a way that is consistent with the letter and spirit of our Ethics and Business Conduct Policy Statement.
The main Modern Slavery risk affecting Mabey Hire is in relation to the use of site workers. Mabey Hire will ensure compliance through the use of specific Modern Slavery contractual terms, engaging in discussion around the issue with our key suppliers, monitoring our existing supply chain, carrying out due diligence prior to appointment of new suppliers and internal audit programmes.
5 Our policies on slavery and human trafficking
We have implemented a Modern Slavery Policy reflecting our commitment to act ethically and with integrity in all our business relationships and to implement and enforce effective systems and controls to ensure slavery and human trafficking is not taking place anywhere in our supply chains.
Mabey Hire has implemented a Whistleblowing Policy and operates a whistleblowing hotline so that employees can confidentially report any suspected or actual legal or ethical wrongdoing.
On joining Mabey Hire, employees are provided with access to our Ethics and Business Conduct, Modern Slavery and associated policies as part of their induction.
We will continue to seek to work in partnership with our suppliers and customers to support their own Modern Slavery initiatives.
6 Due diligence processes for slavery and human trafficking
As part of our initiative to identify and mitigate risk we will:
• Identify and assess potential risk areas in our supply chains.
• Mitigate the risk of slavery and human trafficking occurring in our supply chains.
• Monitor potential risk areas in our supply chains.
• Protect whistleblowers.
• Where appropriate, carry out enhanced due diligence checks against individuals and corporate entities.
To ensure a high level of understanding of the risks of modern slavery and human trafficking in our supply chains and our business, we provide training to our staff on what modern slavery is, how to identify it and how to take measures to prevent it.
9 Our effectiveness in combating slavery and human trafficking
We use key performance indicators (KPIs) to measure how effective we have been to ensure that slavery and human trafficking is not taking place in any part of our business or supply chains including monitoring for references to slavery through the whistleblowing hotline and auditing our approved supplier processes. We will seek to further develop our suite of policies and introduce additional KPIs to assist with monitoring the effectiveness of our policies going forward.
10 Further steps
Following a review of the effectiveness of the steps we have taken this year to ensure that here is no slavery or human trafficking in our supply chains, we intend to seek to further develop our suite of policies and introduce additional KPIs to assist with monitoring the effectiveness of our policies going forward. We will also look to refresh our in-house training for key employees.
This statement is made pursuant to section 54(1) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 (and in the case of our business activities in Scotland is made pursuant to the Human Trafficking and Exploitation (Scotland) Act 2015) and constitutes Mabey Hire’s slavery and human trafficking statement for the financial year ending 30 September 2024.
Mabey Hire Limited CEO
For and on behalf of Mabey Hire Limited
This s.54 Statement has been approved by the Board of Directors of Mabey Hire Limited