Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking Statement

This is mhs homes limited’s (“mhs homes”) slavery and human trafficking statement for the financial year ending 31st March 2019.

It’s been approved and published by the Board of Trustees and signed by the Chief Executive.

About the Act

The Act requires large employers to be transparent about their efforts to eradicate slavery and human trafficking and to publically report the steps taken to ensure its operations, including their strategic partners and the supply chain are trafficking free and slavery free.

The Act makes provisions about slavery, servitude, forced and compulsory labour and human trafficking.

At mhs homes

At mhs homes, we strongly oppose slavery and human trafficking and would never knowingly work with businesses, partners, contractors, supply chains or employees who don’t follow the Act.

mhs homes maintains a framework for identifying and managing risk across the organisation that’s regularly scrutinised by the Leadership Team and the Finance Risk and Audit Committee. mhs homes has identified the potential for human trafficking or slavery to exist in the following areas although it doesn’t consider any activities to be high risk;

• Supply chain linked to contracted labour within the construction and property maintenance market
• Supply chain linked to goods supplied
• Housing used as a potential venue for modern slavery

What we’re doing

As part of our due diligence process to alleviate these risks, mhs homes will strive to achieve the following within 2018/2019:

• Review our existing supplier and contractor list to ensure that all existing contractors and suppliers are compliant with the Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking Act
• Obtain a Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking Statement from all of our existing/potential contractors and suppliers where there’s a spend of over £250,000
• Maintain robust contract management processes to ensure continued compliance within the supply chain
• When undertaking a procurement of any size we’ll ensure that to be successful the new supplier will pay the living wage
• Ensure that regular contact with our customers is maintained to manage our customer database efficiently
• Maintain a robust, transparent and fair recruitment policy
• Maintain the highest standards of the employee code of conduct and ethical behaviour making it clear to employees the actions and behaviours expected of them when representing mhs homes
• Continue to ensure that we safeguard our customers and colleagues

This statement will be reviewed and updated every three year’s or depending on circumstances.

If you want to know more about our Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking statement or have any concerns about how mhs homes is operating please contact us.

You can find out more about mhs homes here.

Reporting of non- compliance of the act

mhs homes has a Whistleblowing policy in place to protect its staff and has a internal procedure of reporting.

If you have evidence of non compliance with the modern slavery act in connection to the supply chains and businesses we work with please contact us.