Anti-Slavery

Modern Slavery Act Transparency Statement 2016

This statement sets out Milifix’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 (1 April 2018 to 31 March 2019].

As part of the Construction and property maintenance 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.

Organisational structure and supply chains

This statement covers the activities of Milifix:

Milifix is a property maintenance and labour agency supplying labour for domestic and commercial projects.

The organisation currently operates in the following countries: United Kingdom, in particular South Yorkshire.

The following is the process by which the company assesses whether or not particular activities or countries are high risk in relation to slavery or human trafficking:

  • Risk assessment to identify and control risk. This includes an annual reminder statement to all within our supply chain.
High-risk activities

The following activities are considered to be at high risk of slavery or human trafficking: Providing labour to less structured Clients increases the risk that we may become part of a supply chain that behaves in a way that breaches our policy and culture. In order to prevent this we only form partnerships with organisations who operate a similar policy on slavery and human trafficking.

Responsibility – responsibility for the organisation’s anti-slavery initiatives is at Director level and includes policies, risk assessments, investigations and training.

Relevant policies

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. The organisation’s whistleblowing procedure is designed to make it easy for workers to make disclosures, without fear of retaliation. Employees, customers or others who have concerns can contact us confidentially via enquiries@milifix.co.uk.

Supplier/Procurement code of conduct

Milifix is committed to ensuring that its suppliers adhere to the highest standards of ethics. Suppliers are required to demonstrate that they provide safe working conditions where necessary, treat workers with dignity and respect, and act ethically and within the law in their use of labour. The organisation works with suppliers to ensure that they meet the standards of the code and improve their worker’s working conditions. However, serious violations of the organisation’s supplier code of conduct will lead to the termination of the business relationship.

Due diligence

The organisation undertakes due diligence when considering taking on new suppliers, and regularly reviews its existing suppliers. The organisation’s due diligence and reviews include:

  • reviewing on a regular basis all aspects of the supply chain based on the supply chain mapping;
  • conducting supplier audits or assessments through SMT audits which have a greater degree of focus on slavery and human trafficking where general risks are identified;
Performance indicators

The organisation has reviewed its key performance indicators (KPIs). As a result, the organisation is requiring all SMT members to have completed internal training on modern slavery by June 2019;

Senior Management approval

This statement was approved on 1/12/18 by the organisation’s board of Directors, who review and update it annually.

Managing Director: Edward Colver

Director of Operations: Lisa Colver

1st December 2018