Modern Slavery Statement for Financial Year 2015/16
This statement is made pursuant to s.54 of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and sets out the steps that the Bennett Group has taken and is continuing to take to ensure that modern slavery or human trafficking is not taking place within our business or supply chain.
Modern slavery encompasses slavery, servitude, human trafficking and forced labour. The Bennett Group has a zero tolerance approach to any form of modern slavery. We are committed to acting ethically and with integrity and transparency in all business dealings and to putting effective systems and controls in place to safeguard against any form of modern slavery taking place within the business or our supply chain.
We are an international family owned construction services company with offices and projects in Dublin, London and Germany.
Our High Risk Areas
The following activities are considered to be at risk of modern slavery within the Bennett Group and the list will be reviewed and updated from time to time:
We operate a number of internal policies to ensure that we are conducting business in an ethical and transparent manner. These include:
Our Subcontractors & Suppliers
Bennett operates a supplier policy and maintains a preferred subcontractor/supplier list. To ensure all those in our supply chain and subcontractors comply with our values we conduct due diligence on all subcontractors and suppliers before allowing them to become a preferred supplier.
Our anti-slavery policy forms part of our contract with all subcontractors/suppliers and they are required to confirm that no part of their business operations contradicts this policy.
We are committed as an organisation to tackling modern slavery and human trafficking and want to work with suppliers who share our values
To ensure a high level of understanding of the risks of modern slavery and human trafficking in our organisation and our supply chains, we intend to roll out a training programme to our staff. All staff will be encouraged to attend training in this area to better understand the risks.
Our Performance Indicators
We will know the effectiveness of the steps that we are taking to ensure that slavery and/or human trafficking is not taking place within our business or supply chain if: