Dodd Group is proud of the ethical standards that it has embedded into it’s business over many years and believe that these standards are consistent with the underlying principles of the Modern Slavery Act 2015. Slavery and the trafficking of people have no place in the modern world, and Dodd Group considers that the new legislation will become an important part of doing business both in the UK and overseas. Dodd Group is committed to improving our practices to combat slavery and human trafficking.
Dodd Group Holdings Limited is the ultimate parent company of a group of companies that provides Electrical & Mechanical Services. Together, these companies form Dodd Group. Dodd Group is independent and family owned, and employs approximately 750 people. Dodd Group has an annual turnover of approximately £150 million, and the following group companies have a turnover in excess of £36 million:
Dodd Group (Midlands) Ltd
Dodd Group (South) Ltd
Dodd Group (Eastern) Ltd
This statement is made on behalf of Dodd Group Holdings Limited and the individual group companies referred to above in accordance with the requirements of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and its contents take account of the activities and supply chains of them all.
Our Policy on Slavery and Human Trafficking
The Dodd Group Anti-Slavery and Human Trafficking Policy DGES0061 is available upon request.
Dodd Group are committed to ensuring, so far as we are able, that there is no modern slavery or human trafficking in our supply chains or in any part of our business. Our Anti-Slavery and Human Trafficking Policy reflects our commitment to acting ethically and with integrity in all our business relationships and to implementing and enforcing effective systems and controls with a view to achieving this aim.
Our Anti-Slavery and Human Trafficking Measures
As part of an initiative to identify and mitigate risk in respect of slavery and human trafficking, we have:
- Undertaken a risk assessment to enable us to apply a risk-based and proportionate approach to dealing with the issue of slavery and human trafficking in our business and supply chains.
- Developed and put in place our Anti-Slavery and Human Trafficking Policy.
- Introduced a requirement that contracts with our supply chain require compliance with the Modern Slavery Act 2015.
- Introduced a requirement that, where appropriate, our supply chain partners are registered with the Constructionline validation system, which requires confirmation of compliance with the Modern Slavery Act 2015.
- Widened our Public Interest Disclosure Policy to include express reference to slavery and human trafficking issues to encourage the reporting of such issues.
- Begun implementing targeted training for those involved in procurement and/or responsibility for supply chain management.
Our Effectiveness in Combating Slavery and Human Trafficking
We use the following key performance indicators (KPIs) to measure how effective we have been to ensure that slavery and human trafficking is not taking place in any part of our business or supply chains:
- % of Existing Supply Chain Partners Confirmed Compliance with the Modern Slavery Act 2015
- % of New Supply Chain Partners Confirmed Compliance with the Modern Slavery Act 2015
This statement is made pursuant to section 54(1) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and constitutes our Group’s slavery and human trafficking statement for the financial year ending 31st March 2016.
M C Farmer
This Statement was last reviewed on 20th October 2016 and is due for review on 20th October 2017.