Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking Statement
This Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking Statement is a response to Section 54(1), Part 6 of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and relates to actions and activities for the financial year ending 31 August 2021.
FORESTRALL LIMITED/FORESTRALL MEDWAY LIMITED (FORESTRALL) ('the Company', 'we', 'us' or 'our') is committed to preventing slavery and human trafficking violations in its own operations, its supply chain, and its products. We have zero-tolerance towards slavery and require our supply chain to comply with our values.
FORESTRALL has business operations in the United Kingdom.
We operate in the timber sector. The nature of our supply chains is as follows: We work with a number of key direct suppliers, who provide us with goods, such as construction timber, garden and landscaping materials, general timber and sheet materials.
For more information about the Company, please visit our website: www.forestrall.co.uk
We operate a number of internal policies to ensure that we are conducting business in an ethical and transparent manner.
These include the following:
We make sure our suppliers are aware of our policies and adhere to the same standards.
As part of our efforts to monitor and reduce the risk of slavery and human trafficking occurring in our supply chains, we have adopted the following due diligence procedures:
Our due diligence procedures aim to:
Risk and compliance
The Company has evaluated the nature and extent of its exposure to the risk of slavery and human trafficking occurring in its UK supply chain through:
We do not consider that we operate in a high-risk environment because The UK was one of the earliest member states to use procurement policy in this way. First introduced in 1997, its timber procurement policy became mandatory from 2000. Central government departments and their agencies are now required to purchase legal and sustainable, or recycled, timber products and these criteria are incorporated in the Government Buying Standards for paper, furniture, and timber for construction which procurement officers must meet.
We do not tolerate slavery and human trafficking in our supply chains. Where there is evidence of failure to comply with our policies and procedures by any of our suppliers, we will seek to terminate our relationship with that supplier immediately.
The Company uses Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) to measure its effectiveness and ensure that slavery and human trafficking is not taking place in its business and supply chains. These KPIs are as follows:
Training our staff
The Company requires its staff to complete training and ongoing refresher courses on slavery and human trafficking. The Company's training covers:
In the next financial year, we intend to take the following steps to tackle slavery and human trafficking by:
ethical and sustainable procurement policies and procedures and gain senior management buy-in.
level. Procurement teams require a thorough understanding, as do stakeholders that have direct
continuous improvement cycle to ensure you are addressing all the issues in the most effective way.
studies that can feed into your commitment to continuous improvement The statement was approved by the board of directors.
Frazer Sword and Christopher Porcas,