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Modern Slavery Act Transparency Statement

Promoting sound, moral and ethical practices

POLICIES

Modern Slavery Statement for Financial Year 2022/23

This statement is made pursuant to s.54 of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and sets out the steps that Wilson and Scott has taken and is continuing to take to ensure that modern slavery or human trafficking is not taking place within our business or supply chain. Wilson & Scott has over 70 years’ experience and is one of the largest Line Marking companies in the UK today, employing around 100 people. Wilson and Scott have an impressive reputation as a reliable and conscientious supplier of line marking solutions to a diverse range of industries. Wilson and Scott are opposed to all forms of human trafficking and slavery and takes all necessary steps to ensure the promotion of sound, moral and ethical practices throughout the whole of its business. Modern slavery encompasses slavery, servitude, human trafficking and forced labour.

Countries of operation and supply

We currently operate in the following countries,

➢ England

Our high-risk areas

Although our supply chain is monitored through the Constructionline platform for compliance, our systems are continually being developed to ensure we maintain vigilance over the appropriateness of systems, policies, and procedures adopted by our business and supply chain.

Our policies

We operate several internal policies to ensure that we are conducting business in an ethical and transparent manner. These include,

  1. Code of conduct
  2. Ethics policy
  3. Whistleblowing policy
  4. Bullying and harassment policy
  5. Equality Diversity and Inclusion policy
  6. Recruitment policy
  7. Anti-Slavery policy
  8. Anti-Bribery, Corruption and Fair Competition policy

Employment

We comply with all applicable employment law which is shown via our Terms & Conditions of employment. We also pay the national minimum wage or above. Training We regularly communicate with our people regarding updates to our policies and procedures and they are always available to be accessed via the internal integrated business management system.

Our performance indicators

We will know the effectiveness of the steps that we are taking to ensure that slavery and/or human trafficking is not taking place within our business or supply chain if when reviewing the policy

➢ No reports are received from our people, the public, or law enforcement agencies to indicate that modern slavery practices have been identified.

The following development points from the previous year have now been implemented,

➢ Review of existing supply chains and systems for supply chain verification

We will continue to embed the principles through,

➢ providing training to our people on the Modern Slavery Act 2015

➢ providing an awareness programme about the basic principles of Modern Slavery, the appropriate action to take if they suspect a case of slavery or human trafficking and what external help is available.

➢ ensuring that our people involved in procurement activities are aware of, and follow, modern slavery procurement guidance on GOV.UK

➢ ensuring that consideration of the modern slavery risks and prevention are added to Wilson & Scott’s policy review process as an employer and procurer of goods and services

➢ making sure Wilson & Scott’s procurement strategies and contract terms and conditions include references to modern slavery and human trafficking

➢ continuing to take action to embed a zero-tolerance policy towards modern slavery

➢ ensuring that our people involved in buying, procurement, and the recruitment and deployment of workers, receive training on modern slavery and ethical employment practices

Approval for this statement

This statement has been approved by the Board of Directors of Wilson and is made pursuant to section 54(1) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and constitutes Wilson and Scott’s Slavery and Human Trafficking Statement. This statement was approved on the Board of Directors on 04/10/2023

Cameron Simms - Managing Director

04/10/2023

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