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Slavery and Human Trafficking Statement2019-02-18T10:45:22+00:00

Modern Slavery & Human Trafficking Policy Statement

This Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking Statement relates to actions and activities during the financial year September 2017 to August 2018.

The statement sets down Masterson Holdings Limited commitment to preventing slavery and human trafficking in our business activities and the steps we have put in place with the aim of ensuring that there is no slavery or human trafficking in our own business and supply chains. We all have a duty to be alert to risks, however small. Staff are expected to report their concerns and management to act upon them.

Organisational structure and supply chains

This statement covers the business activities of Masterson Holdings Limited and subsidiary companies which are as follows:
Masterson Holdings is a construction group turning over circa £175 million per annum. The group’s businesses are leaders in the following sectors across London and the Home Counties:

Getjar – Reinforced Concrete Frames
Atlantic Contracts – Carpentry and Joinery
Masterson Groundworks – Groundworks
Glencoe Plant Hire – Plant Hire

Masterson Holdings first business was established in 1980 by the Managing Director, Michael Masterson. The group has grown organically within each of its business sectors and remains family owned and operated. The nature of our business requires that we work in conjunction with a range of suppliers, sub-contractors, agencies, and professionals. All our work is carried out in accordance with UK Government tax regulations
and UK’s health and safety regime. The Directors believe that this reduces the risk of contravention of the Modern Slavery Act 2015.
Masterson Holdings work to promote awareness amongst our employees of modern slavery and human trafficking within the UK construction Industry.
The Company will always ensure that their employee pay, terms and conditions remain at a high standard. Any whistleblowing or complaint by an employee will be investigated through our formal grievance procedure.
The Directors believe that the risk of failing to comply with the modern slavery Act is low, because of the following:

  • All employees have full written terms and conditions of employment and checked for compliance with the Act.
  •  All employees are paid above the “Living Wage”
  • Appropriate training of relevant staff will be carried out prior to the financial year end.

Our Sub-Contractor supply chain

Masterson Holdings work to prevent modern slavery and human trafficking within our sub-contractor supply chains through reducing the risks and working to influence behaviours within our directly contracted sub-contractors’ organisations. Any possible contravention, or perceived contravention of the Act that could impact the reputation of Masterson Holdings will be investigated and may result in actions, up to and including removal from our supply chain.

Within the current financial year, we will undertake the following:

  • Review and amend where necessary our standard terms of engagement to incorporate the requirements of the Act.
  • Orders will remind them of their responsibilities to their supply chains and the implications to working with Masterson Holdings.
  • Larger companies will be expected to provide their slavery and human trafficking statements for our records.

Our Material supplier supply chain

Masterson Holdings will work to prevent modern slavery and human trafficking within our material supply chains by reducing the risks and working to influence behaviours within our directly contracted supplier organisations. Failure to address these issues that result in a contravention of the Act that could impact the reputation of Masterson Holdings will be investigated and result in actions, up to and including removal from the supply chain.

Within the current financial year, we will undertake the following:

  • Review and amend where necessary our standard terms of engagement to incorporate the requirements of the Act.
  • Orders will remind them of their responsibilities to their supply chains and the implications to working with Masterson Holdings.
  • Larger companies will be expected to provide their slavery and human trafficking statements for our records.

Due Diligence Processes for Slavery and Human Trafficking

The Company undertakes due diligence when considering taking on new suppliers, and regularly reviews its existing suppliers. The Company’s due diligence process includes building long-standing relationships with suppliers and making clear our expectations of business partners and evaluating the modern slavery and human trafficking risks of each new supplier and invoking sanctions against suppliers that fail to improve their performance in line with an action plan provided by us, including the termination of the business relationship

Training

To ensure a good understanding of the risks of modern slavery and human trafficking in our business detailed below are some of the training programmes we have in place to enable our employees to identify and report any potential breaches of the company’s anti-slavery and human trafficking policies.

  • Company policy, procedures are available on our company network.
  • Discussions at our Production Meetings.
  • Training to all senior employees on the Act, its requirements and support available. This may be repeated as required and supply chains, the Company requires all staff to complete a training course.

Policies

The Company is committed to ensuring that there is no modern slavery or human trafficking in our business or our supply chains. This Statement affirms its intention to act ethically in our business relationships. The following policies set down our approach to the identification of modern slavery risks and steps to be taken to prevent slavery and human trafficking in our operations.

  1. Whistleblowing policy – the Company encourages all its workers, customers and other business partners to report any concerns related to its direct activities or its supply chains.
  2. Employee Code of Conduct – The Code of Conduct sets down the actions and behavior expected of employees when representing the
    Company.
  3. Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Policy– The Company’s CSR policy summarises how we manage our environmental impacts and how
    we work responsibly with suppliers and local communities.

Performance indicators

The Company uses the following key performance indicators (KPIs) to measure how effective we are in ensuring slavery and human trafficking is not taking place in any part of our business or supply chains including requiring all relevant staff to have completed training on modern slavery and use of labor monitoring and payroll systems.

This Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking Statement will be regularly reviewed and updated as necessary. The Board of Directors endorses this
policy statement and is fully committed to its implementation.

Sean Masterson
Board Director