Anti-Slavery and Human Trafficking Statement

The Modern Slavery Act 2015 (MSA 2015) focuses specifically on the issue of modern slavery to ensure offenders are suitably reprimanded with severe sentences. Modern slavery encompasses the offences of: ‘slavery’ where ownership is exercised over a person; ‘servitude’ which involves the obligation to provide service imposed by coercion; ‘forced or compulsory labour’ involves work or service exacted from any person under the menace of a penalty and for which the person has not offered themselves voluntarily; and ‘human trafficking’ concerns arranging or facilitating the travel of another with a view to exploiting them.

The MSA 2015 requires large businesses, with sales of over 36 million, to be transparent about their efforts to eradicate slavery and human trafficking. This statement therefore explains the steps we are taking to ensure that slavery and human trafficking is not taking place in any of our supply chains or any part of our business.

Our Organisational Structure
Road Maintenance Services Ltd (the Group) is comprised of a number of companies which provide a range of surface treatments nationwide and locally to the public and private sector.
Our head office is in High Legh, Cheshire, UK.

The companies within our Group are:

  • Road Maintenance Services (Holdings) Limited
  • Road Maintenance Services Limited
  • Road Maintenance Services (Preservations) Limited

We recognise that modern slavery is a crime and a violation of fundamental human rights. We have a zero-tolerance approach to modern slavery and we are absolutely committed to acting ethically and with integrity in all our business dealings and relationships. We have implemented and enforced effective systems and controls to ensure modern slavery is not taking place anywhere in our own business or in any of our supply chains.

In compliance with the Modern Slavery Act 2015, we offer the following statement regarding our efforts to prevent slavery and human trafficking in our supply chain.

Our Supply Chain
Our supply chain includes agencies for the supply of temporary labour. In addition, we procure services and goods from third party suppliers to assist with the operation of our day to day business. We therefore require our suppliers to comply with the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and to commit to enforcing and maintaining anti-slavery and human trafficking policies.

We are committed to ensuring that there is no modern slavery or human trafficking in our supply chains or in any part of our business. Our Anti-slavery Policy reflects this commitment.

As part of our initiative to identify and mitigate risk, we have in place procedures:

  • To mitigate the risk of slavery and human trafficking occurring in our business;
  • To monitor potential risk areas in our supply chains; and
  • To protect whistle blowers.

To ensure a high level of understanding of the risks of modern slavery and human trafficking in our business, we have provided communications to all staff on the policy and reaffirmed the importance of our whistleblowing policy.

Further Steps
We intend to continue working further with our supply chain to highlight any areas of risk and to reinforce policies and procedures within the business.