Anti Slavery and Human Trafficking Policy
In accordance with the Modern Slavery Act 2015 (MSA), this statement provides the measures that Bolton Car Centre Limited (“The Company”) takes to prevent slavery and human trafficking occurring in its business and supply chains.
The Company operates new and used franchised motor retail dealerships and service centres across Bolton, Bury, Blackburn and Wigan. Our principal activities concern the sale and servicing of automobiles.
We currently represent 4 vehicle manufacturers and operate from 7 dealerships. The Company currently employs approximately 135 people.
It is the Company’s policy that all employees must comply with the highest standards of business and ethical conduct in all dealings with customers, suppliers and the wider community. As part of the induction process and throughout their employment, all employees are encouraged to treat others with respect and courtesy as well ensuring all relevant laws, regulations and standards are adhered to.
Any employee found to be in breach of Company policies will be liable to disciplinary action which can include termination of employment.
The Company operates in partnership with four global motor franchise partners as an authorised franchisee.
The Company is committed to taking steps where reasonably practicable to ensure that modern slavery is not taking place in any part of its own business or in any of its supply chains.
Our main protection against slavery is to ensure that all business activity complies with minimum wage legislation. We also require this of all contractors engaged with our business.
We allow all individuals who work or provide services to us the right to freely choose employment and the right to associate freely with other individuals.
We ensure all individuals have the right to work in the UK and that UK contractors only employ staff with the right to work in the UK.
The principal areas in which there is a risk of human trafficking and slavery are those related to our supply chains. The Company sources and sells products and parts from a broad range of national and international suppliers. We require that the business practices and supply chains of each supplier are in accordance with the MSA and we monitor compliance by suitable levels of due diligence according to the level of risk we assess of the potential for human trafficking/modern slavery.
Bolton Car Centre Limited will only trade with those who fully comply with this statement or those who are taking steps towards full compliance.
All Bolton Car Centre Limited employees are provided with full details of our code of conduct, whistleblowing policy and other Company policies, including this statement. These are provided on the Company Intranet.
This policy has been approved by the Company Director who will review and update as necessary on an annual basis. November 2018.