The Modern Slavery Act 2015
Statement of Valli Forecourts Ltd and Ackworth Service Stations Ltd regarding the Modern Slavery Act 2015.
The Modern Slavery Act 2015 came into effect on 29thOctober 2015. This law criminalises modern slavery and human trafficking which abuse fundamental human rights, taking forms including slavery and forced labour. These crimes remove an individual’s freedoms in order to exploit them for personal and/or financial gain.
Valli Forecourts Ltd and Ackworth Service Stations Ltd fully support this legislation as such activity is against our ethics and Valli Forecourts Ltd and Ackworth Service Stations Ltd will not tolerate any form of modern slavery and human trafficking within our business, as well as in our supply chains and contractors.
This statement will be made available on the company website, www.valliforecourts.co.uk, for all who engage with Valli Forecourts Ltd and Ackworth Service Stations Ltd, whether in or in business, so they may acquaint themselves with our stringent policies.
The businesses are dedicated to providing their employees with a positive working environment which complies with the requirements of all relevant legislation including, human rights, anti-discrimination and fundamental rights at work.
Integrity underpins our core values and this means we will conduct our business lawfully and ethically. In accordance with this commitment, we respect human rights and we will continue to respect human rights in our business operations and business relationships. The businesses will not knowingly support or deal with any business which is involved in slavery or human trafficking. Our main protection against slavery is to ensure that all business activity complies with minimum wage legislation and that our internal recruitment processes are transparent and regularly reviewed. We have robust procedures for vetting new employees, ensuring that we are able to confirm their identity and right to work in the UK.
We will quickly and thoroughly investigate any claim or indication that any area of our business or supply chains are engaging in human trafficking or slave labour. We will address failures by our employees to adhere to our code and policies; this may involve disciplinary action, up to and including termination of employment. Similarly, if a contractor or supplier fails to act in a manner consistent with our expectations or their contractual obligations, we will work with them to address our concerns. Any instances of non-compliance of which the companies are aware will be assessed on a case by case basis. Remedial action will be taken and tailored to the circumstances.
This statement is made pursuant to section 54(1) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and constitutes our slavery and human trafficking statement in respect of the financial ended 31st March 2021.
1st April 2021
Signed by Haroon Valli
On behalf of the Directors of Valli Forecourts Ltd and Ackworth Service Stations Ltd