Modern Anti-slavery transparency statement

 

Introduction

F M 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 achieving the highest level of ethical standards and to implementing sound governance arrangements to ensure integrity and objectivity in our business activity. We 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 F M Conway’s slavery and human trafficking statement for the financial year ended 31 March 2018. It covers the activities of F M Conway Ltd and its wholly owned subsidiaries.

Our Supply Chain

FM 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. Where our audits elicit evidence of non- compliance with the standards we have established, we will support our suppliers to achieve improvement and adherence to our key performance indicators; in some cases, we accept that this may not be possible and our business relationship may need to be ended.

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. We have systems to identify and assess any area of potential risk of transgression of our business ethics in our own company and our supply chains, and to protect whistle blowers.

Training and awareness

To ensure understanding of the risks of modern slavery and human trafficking in our supply chains and our business, detailed training on modern slavery is provided to those responsible for procurement; more general business ethics training (encompassing modern slavery risks) to our teams. Our business ethics are publicised to both our own team and our supply chain and we have introduced a means by which concerns can be reported.

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