Modern Slavery Statement
Abbey is committed to using its reasonable endeavours to ensure that there is no slavery or human trafficking in its businesses and its supply chains. This commitment is one that is shared and implemented in our activities and by members of staff.
The Group, Its Structure and Supply Chain
- Abbey’s primary business is residential house building.
- The Companies trading activities take place in the UK and predominantly in the South East of England.
- As well as its own businesses Abbey engages sub-contractors, consultants and other service providers.
- Abbey’s turnover for the year ended 30 April 2019 was £166m.
- Abbey is managed by its Board of Directors and its management teams.
Compliance, Training and Risk
Abbey recognises that the best way of ensuring adherence is by the provision of training within the Company, the promotion and encouragement of the scrutiny of its activities.
However, Abbey also recognises that there may be a higher risk of modern slavery or human trafficking in the work forces employed or used by contractors or agents. Consequently Abbey has adopted a more rigorous analysis of the contractors and agents employed to ensure that they are compliant. The tendering process now includes a requirement for the sub-contractor, consultants and suppliers are committed to ensuring against acts of modern slavery.
Abbey carries out inductions for all it workers, both in administration and construction sites on the Modern Slavery Act 2015 in its businesses and its supply chains. Directly employed staff by Abbey are checked to ensure they have a right to work in the UK.
This statement has been approved by the Board of Directors of Abbey.
D J Dawson
Director and Secretary
4 December 2019