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Harrison & Clough Ltd - Modern Slavery Statement

This statement is made pursuant to section 54 of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and sets out the steps that Harrison & Clough LTD have taken and are continuing to take to ensure that modern slavery or human trafficking is not taking place within our business or supply chain.

 

Our business is in the wholesaling of Fasteners, Fixings, Hand Tools, Power Tool Accessories and Consumables. Our customers are primarily independent merchants involved in the resale of the said products, we do not consider our primary customer base to be high risk and therefore we concentrate mainly on our supply chain.

 

Our Policies

We operate a number of internal policies to ensure that we are conducting business in an ethical and transparent manner. In addition to our company manual, we operate to the Corporate Standards directivesrequired by Harrison & Clough Ltd. For this Statement we highlight our:

1. Anti-slavery policy

This policy sets out the organisation’s stance on modern slavery and explains how employees can identify any instances of this and where they can go for help.

2. Recruitment policy

We operate a robust recruitment policy, including conducting eligibility to work in the UK checks for all employees to safeguard against human trafficking or individuals being forced to work against their will.

3. Whistleblowing policy

We operate a whistleblowing policy so that all employees know that they can raise concerns about how colleagues are being treated, or practices within our business or supply chain, without fear of reprisals.

4. Code of Conduct

This code explains the mannerin which we behave as an organisation and how we expect our employees and suppliers to act.

 

Suppliers

Harrison & Clough Ltd operate a Supplier/Contractor policy and maintain a preferred list. We require employees with the responsibility to arrange supply contracts to ensure they request the necessary information to complete our Supplier/Contractor evaluation questionnaire. In addition, we conduct a due diligence on site and online search to ensure that each organisation has never been convicted of offences relating to modern slavery.

 

Training

We regularly conduct training for our procurement/buying personnel so that they understand the signs of modern slavery and what to do if they suspect that it is taking place within our supply chain.

We will act if reports are received from employees, the public or law enforcement agencies to indicate that modern slavery practices have been identified within our supply chain.

 

Approval of Statement

This statement was approved by the Board of Directors on the 16th January 2017.

Signed by Mark Hutchinson  (Managing Director) and  Dennis Whittaker  (Quality Manager)

 

 

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