This statement reflects our commitment to act ethically, with integrity and to comply with the principles of the Modern Slavery Act 2015.
We are a not for profit registered provider of social housing and we build and sell new homes across London and surrounding counties to raise money to fund new affordable homes. As well as creating affordable homes we provide care and support services to people in the community ranging from those with complex needs, such as mental health issues, to young people who need extra support.
Our procurement activities take place in England and our contractors and suppliers are predominantly UK and EU-based. We expect our suppliers to share our values on modern slavery and also carry out their own due diligence on their own supply chains to limit the risk of modern slavery taking place.
We are committed to ensuring that there is no modern slavery or human trafficking in our supply chains or in any part of our business. Our Anti-slavery policy reflects our commitment to acting ethically and with integrity in all our business relationships and to ensure as best as we can that slavery and human trafficking are not taking place anywhere in our supply chains.
We also have a whistleblowing policy which protects staff if they raise concerns about issues such as modern slavery.
As part of our initiative to identify and mitigate risk we have agreed management responsibility for this statement and it has also been approved by our Group Board. We have raised awareness of this policy by circulating it to all staff and also to our suppliers and contractors.
We have a zero tolerance approach to slavery and human trafficking. We have shared our policy with our suppliers and ask that they abide by the principles of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and commit to ensuring that modern slavery is not taking place in their own supply chains. We also propose to incorporate new contractual clauses with our suppliers which will ensure that they comply with the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and will also allow us to terminate the contract if there is a modern slavery or human trafficking breach by a supplier.
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.