This statement applies to JD Drains Ltd. (referred to in this statement as ‘the Organisation’). The information included in the statement refers to the financial year 2020/2021.
B) ORGANISATIONAL STRUCTURE
JD Drains is a small business with one director and 4 other staff members.
The main activity of the business is drainage unblocking, repairs and CCVT surveys, all this work is carried out in the UK.
The labour supplied to JD Drains Ltd. in pursuance of its operation is carried out in locations where work is carried out only in the UK.
The Group considers that modern slavery encompasses:
Forced work, through mental or physical threat;
Being owned or controlled by an employer through mental or physical abuse of the threat of abuse;
Being dehumanised, treated as a commodity or being bought or sold as property;
Being physically constrained or to have restriction placed on freedom of movement.
JD Drains Ltd. acknowledges its responsibilities in relation to tackling modern slavery and commits to complying with the provisions in the Modern Slavery Act 2015. JD Drains Ltd. understands that this requires an ongoing review of both its internal practices in relation to its labour force and, additionally, its supply chains.
JD Drains Ltd. does not enter into business with any other organisation, in the United Kingdom or abroad, which knowingly supports or is found to involve itself in slavery, servitude and forced or compulsory labour.
No labour provided to JD Drains Ltd. in the pursuance of the provision of its own services is obtained by means of slavery or human trafficking. The Group strictly adheres to the minimum standards required in relation to its responsibilities under relevant employment legislation.
E) SUPPLY CHAINS
In order to fulfill its activities, JD Drains Ltd. main supply chains include those related to Drainage. We understand that JD Drains Ltd. first-tier suppliers are intermediary traders and therefore have further contractual relationships with lower-tier suppliers.
F) POTENTIAL EXPOSURE
In general, JD Drains Ltd. considers its exposure to slavery/human trafficking to be relatively limited. Nonetheless, it has taken steps to ensure that such practices do not take place in its business nor the business of any organisation that supplies goods and/or services to it.
G) STEPS JD Drains Ltd. carries out due diligence processes in relation to ensuring slavery and/or human trafficking does not take place in its organisation or supply chains, including conducting a review of the controls of its suppliers. JD Drains Ltd. has not, to its knowledge, conducted any business with another organisation which has been found to have involved itself with modern slavery.
In accordance with section 54(4) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015, the JD Drains Ltd. has taken the following steps to ensure that modern slavery is not taking place:
reviewing your supplier contracts to include termination powers in the event that the supplier is, or is suspected, to be involved in modern slavery;
measures in place to identify and assess the potential risks in its supply chains;
undertaking impact assessments of its services upon potential instances of slavery;
creating action plans to address risk to modern slavery;
any actions taken to embed a zero tolerance policy towards modern slavery;
H) KEY PERFORMANCE INDICATORS
JD Drains Ltd. has set the following key performance indicators to measure its effectiveness in ensuring modern slavery is not taking place in the JD Drains Ltd. or its supply chains.
I) SLAVERY COMPLIANCE OFFICER
Joe Defazio as a Slavery Compliance Officer, to whom all concerns regarding modern slavery should be addressed, and who will then undertake relevant action with regard to the JD Drain Ltd. obligations in this regard.
This statement is made in pursuance of Section 54(1) of the Modern Slavery Act 2010 and will be reviewed for each financial year.