This statement is made pursuant to Section 54 of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and sets out the steps that Fleet Operations Limited 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 encompasses slavery, servitude, human trafficking and forced labour.
Fleet Operations Limited 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.
Fleet Operations operates fleet management services for clients that wish to either fully or partially outsource this provision. This involves the procurement and management of vehicles, the co-ordination of the supply chain, and validating that drivers and the vehicles that they operate are compliant with licencing, insurance, maintenance and other Road Traffic Act regulations.
Fleet Operations own operation is relatively low risk. However, there are many third-party supply chain suppliers involved within our operations; which means that the approach we take holistically may not be implemented, in practice by the entirety of the supply chain.
We operate several internal policies and processes to ensure that we are conducting business in an ethical and transparent manner. These include:
- Recruitment Processes. 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.
- 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.
- Corporate Social Responsibility Policy. This code explains the way we behave as an organisation and how we expect our employees and suppliers to act.
Fleet Operations conducts due diligence on all suppliers before allowing them to become a preferred supplier. This due diligence includes an online search to ensure that the organisation has never been convicted of offences relating to modern slavery. Our suppliers are required to confirm that no part of their business operations contradicts this statement, or our Corporate Social Responsibility policy.
In addition to the above, we require that they confirm to us that:
- They hold their own suppliers to account over modern slavery.
- They pay their employees any prevailing minimum wage applicable within their country of operations.
- We may terminate the contract at any time should any instances of modern slavery come to light
We encourage all colleagues working within the business to immediately report any concerns if they suspect that it is taking place within our supply chain.
Our whistleblowing policy protects those colleagues, even when concerns raised are unfounded.
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 reports are received from employees, the public, or law enforcement agencies to indicate that modern slavery practices have been identified.
- None of our supply chain/third party suppliers are identified as being involved, or complicit in modern slavery practices.
This statement was approved by the Board of Directors on 5th January 2017.