Slavery and human trafficking policy statement

Slavery and human trafficking policy statement
‍This statement is made pursuant to section 54(1) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and constitutes Grantside (Norfolk Street) Ltd slavery and human trafficking statement, setting out the steps we have taken to ensure that slavery and human trafficking is not taking place in our supply chain or in any part of our business.

‍Slavery and forced labour can take many forms, including human trafficking or child labour. This statement sets out Grantsides’ actions to understand all potential modern slavery risks. As part of the construction industry, the company recognises that it has a responsibility to take a robust approach to preventing slavery and human trafficking.

The company is absolutely committed to maintaining and improving systems and processes to prevent human rights violations related to our own operations and those of our supply chain.

‍Organisational Structure
Grantside operates in construction, property investment and development in the UK and has permanent office York, UK.

‍Our Policies on Slavery and Human Trafficking
The Company is committed to acting ethically and with integrity in all our business relationships and to implement and enforce effective systems and controls to, as far as practical, ensure slavery and human trafficking is not taking place anywhere in the company or our supply chain. We comply with all legislation – importantly the Immigration Act 2015 – to ensure we prevent any illegal working.

‍Our Supply Chain
Our supply chain comprises the engagement of sub-consultant and sub-contractor organisations to carry out works and services on our construction sites, as well as the sourcing of materials and manufactured products. We play an active role in supplier development and have adopted various means to clearly communicate our expectations of suppliers. As part of our work to identify and mitigate risk:

• We build long-standing relationships with our suppliers, sub-consultants and subcontractors and make clear our expectations of business behaviour.
• We have in place systems to encourage the reporting of concerns and to protect whistle blowers.
• We encourage anyone, including employees, sub-consultants, sub-contractors and suppliers, to report in good faith any issues or concerns about potential or possible ethics, human rights, legal or regulatory violations, including improper or unethical business practices.

‍UK Supply Chain Due Diligence Processes
• We expect our supply chain to have suitable anti-slavery and human trafficking policies and processes, in line with the Modern Slavery Act 2015.
• Any organisation in the supply chain that fails to maintain the required policies and processes will be removed from the Grantside approved supplier list.

We expect each entity in the supply chain to carry out due diligence on the next link in the chain, taking ownership for this to ensure compliance. It is not practical for Grantside (and every other participant in the chain) to have a direct relationship with all links in the supply chain.

To ensure a high level of understanding of the risks of modern slavery and human trafficking in our supply chain and our business, we provide training to relevant employees. All directors have been briefed on the subject.

Contacting us Please submit any questions you have about these terms or any problems concerning the Site by email to 20th October 2021