Slavery and Human Trafficking

This statement sets out Montel Civil Engineering Ltd’s actions to understand all potential modern slavery risks related to its business and to put in place steps that are aimed at ensuring that there is no slavery or human trafficking in its own business and its supply chains.

This statement relates to actions and activities during the financial year June 2016 – May 2107.
As part of the construction industry the organisation recognises that it has a responsibility to take a robust approach to slavery and human trafficking.

The organisation is absolutely committed to preventing slavery and human trafficking in its corporate activities, and to ensuring that its supply chains are free from slavery and human trafficking.

Our Business and Supply Chain

This statement covers the activities of Montel Civil Engineering Ltd:

Montel Civil Engineering Ltd is a privately owned Civil Engineering Company based in Worcestershire, working across the
Midlands and South West carrying out most types of work in the civil engineering sector: roads, sewers, flood
alleviation, hard landscaping, reinforced concrete, drainage, earthmoving, car parks, surfacing etc.

Our supply chain is split into 3 main areas:

  1. Specialist Sub-Contractors – Suppling services such as surfacing, street lighting, road signs, barriers, road markings,pre-cast concrete structures.
  2. Sub-Contractors – Carrying out works such as deep drainage works, removing excess spoil material off site etc.
  3. Material Suppliers – Supplying all types of materials to our business such as: Aggregates, gravels, concrete, timber, ironwork, PCC products.

The organisation currently operates in the following countries: UK only

Responsibility

We have a dedicated compliance team who are responsible for periodic reviews of our overall effectiveness in preventing modern slavery and human trafficking to review on a regular basis, made up of representative from the following departments: Human Resources, Procurement and Contract Management.

Our Policy on Slavery and Human Trafficking

Montel Civil Engineering Ltd are committed to ensuring that there is no modern slavery or human trafficking in our supply chains or in any part of our business.

The organisation operates the following policies that describe its approach to the identification of modern slavery risks and steps to be taken to prevent slavery and human trafficking in its operations:

Whistleblowing policy – The organisation encourages all its workers, customers and other business partners to report any concerns related to the direct activities, or the supply chains of, the organisation. This includes any circumstances that may give rise to an enhanced risk of slavery or human trafficking.

Corporate Social Responsibility policy – This policy reflects our commitment to acting ethically and with integrity in all our business relationships to ensure slavery and human trafficking is not taking place anywhere in our supply chains.

Due diligence

The organisation undertakes due diligence when considering taking on new suppliers, and regularly reviews its existing suppliers. We have a zero tolerance to slavery and human trafficking. The organisation’s whistleblowing procedure is designed to make it easy for workers to make disclosures, without fear of retaliation.

We carry out activities in compliance with the law and ensure that all our employees as well as any staff in our supply chain are paid the living wage. We have a Right to Work procedure in place so that Checks are carried out to ensure all staff have the right to work in the UK.

Training

The organisation supply training to our staff to ensure a high level of understanding of the risks of modern slavery and human trafficking. This is targeted at the areas of business which are best able to identify and manage any risk of slavery or human trafficking.