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Modern Slavery & Human Trafficking Statement

This statement is made in relation to the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and sets out the steps that Boundary Gate and Barrier Contracts 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.

 

Modern slavery consists of slavery, human trafficking and forced labour. Boundary Gate and Barrier has a zero tolerance approach to any form of modern slavery. We are committed to acting ethically and with integrity and transparency in all business dealings and to putting effective systems and controls in place to safeguard against any form of modern slavery taking place within the business or our supply chain.

Boundary are a highly experienced team and in providing maintenance and installation of Roller Shutter/Gates/ Barriers/Turnstiles/Speed Lanes and Perimeter Fence Systems. All services are provided nation wide with the assistance of our multi disciplined engineers. Boundary Gate operates within both the domestic sector as well as the business sector, providing BGB Contracts with a large and extensive portfolio.

 

Boundary have a number of large suppliers including FAAC, Parking Facilities, BFT Automation, Came BPT, NICE, Gunnebo, Heras and many others who provide high quality products.

 

Boundary High Risk Areas

 

Due to the industry Boundary Gate and Barrier Contracts Ltd reside in, the highest risk the business has to modern slavery is its supply chain, more specifically either the subcontractors or suppliers. For this reason, all suppliers and subcontractors must  complete a questionnaire which goes in detail in regards to modern slavery. Once complete, Boundary reviews the completed questionnaire with the evidence they submit as well as carry out the back ground checks linked with the due diligence.

 

Boundary Policies.

 

Boundary Gate and Barrier Contracts Ltd, operate a number of internal policies to ensure that we are conducting business in an ethical and transparent manner. These include:

 

HRP04 – Recruitment Policy: We operate a strict recruitment policy, including eligibility to work in the UK checks for all employees to safeguard against human trafficking or individuals being forced to work against their will.

 

HRP09 – Equality & Diversity Policy: We operate a well guided equality and diversity policy to ensure that all individuals are treated them same without prejudice and to eliminate any unfair treatment within our business that relates to equality and diversity.

 

HRP17 – Ethical Trading Policy: We operate a very firm ethical trading policy to ensure that we not only obtain the high quality product we communicate to our customers, but to also ensure that no modern slavery is taking place within our supply chain.

 

HRP23 – Whistle Blowing Policy: We operate a whistle blowing policy so that all employees know that they can raise concerns about how colleagues are being treated, or practices within out business or supply chain, without fear or reprisals.

 

Boundary’s Suppliers

 

Boundary Gate and Barrier Contracts Ltd operates an ethical trading policy and maintains a preferred supplier list. We conduct due diligence on all suppliers before allowing them to become a preferred supplier. This due diligence includes an online  search to ensure that particular organisation has never been convicted of offenses relating to modern slavery. As well as this, suppliers must complete an in depth questionnaire to ensure any discrepancies are highlighted. Our supplier questionnaire requires the supplier to confirm that they are not taking part in modern slavery.

 

In addition to the above, as part of our suppliers, we require that they confirm to us that:

  1. That they are ensuring all staff are being paid at least the national minimum wage (for UK based employees).
  2. If they are international, they pay their employees the prevailing wage in the correct country of
  3. If found to be using modern slavery, their contract will be cancelled and all connections will be
  4. They must ensure their own supply chain is free from modern slavery

 

Training

 

We regularly conduct training or seek what training is required for our procurement/buying teams 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.

 

Boundary’s 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:

 

  • No customer complaints in terms of the use of modern slavery are
  • No law enforcement has been in contact in regards to modern