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MODERN SLAVERY TRANSPARENCY STATEMENT – SEPT 2016

Introduction

FM Conway is a leading infrastructure services company delivering vital services in transportation, the built environment and open spaces for communities and business. We undertake our services through our self-delivery model, and combining our in-house Consultancy Services team with front line operational excellence, we inspect, design, build, produce, enhance and maintain essential infrastructure services for the community.

 

We are committed to the highest level of ethical standards and sound governance arrangements and set high standards of impartiality, integrity and objectivity in all of our areas of business activity. We endeavour to embrace the principles of fairness, inclusion and respect in all that we do. This statement is made pursuant to section 54 (1) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015. It constitutes FM Conway’s slavery and human trafficking statement for the financial year ended 31 March 2016. It covers the activities of FM Conway Ltd and its wholly owned subsidiaries. We are proud of the steps we have taken to combat slavery and human trafficking.

 

Our Supply Chain

 

F M Conway uses a wide range of suppliers who supply goods for sale and/or who provide services to our business and our customers. These include a small number of suppliers, direct or indirect, in countries classified as high risk on the Global Slavery Index.

 

Our Policies on Slavery and Human Trafficking

 

We are committed to ensuring that there is no modern slavery or human trafficking in our supply chains or in any part of our business. Our Anti-Slavery Policy reflects our commitment to acting ethically and with integrity in all our business relationships. Our Procurement policy sets out our standards with respect to buying goods and services; as well as detailing requirements with respect to human rights, child and forced labour and modern slavery. This forms part of our contractual relationship with our suppliers and our Whistleblowing policy promotes the reporting of any concerns. Detailed due diligence is carried out on those suppliers where there may be a modern slavery risk. This includes a requirement for new suppliers to complete a modern slavery questionnaire. An audit report – as part of our ongoing supplier monitoring procedures is also required. We have systems to:

 

  • Identify and assess potential risk areas in our supply chains.
  • Mitigate the risk of slavery and human trafficking occurring in our supply chains.
  • Monitor potential risk areas in our supply chains.
  • Protect whistle blowers.

 

Training

 

To ensure a high level of understanding of the risks of modern slavery and human trafficking in our supply chains and our business, we provide training to our staff; detailed training on modern slavery is provided to those teams involved in purchasing goods from countries where there may be greater risk.

 

Approval

 

This statement has been approved by the Board of F M Conway Ltd and is signed on their behalf.

Michael Conway MBE

Chief Executive Officer

Head Office

FM Conway Ltd
Conway House
Vestry Road
Sevenoaks
Kent
TN14 5EL

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