Modern Slavery

Magnum Scaffolding takes a zero-tolerance approach to modern slavery and we are committed to acting ethically and with integrity in all our business dealings and relationships.

Modern Slavery Policy

Background

Modern slavery is an international crime and a violation of fundamental human rights. It is a global problem that transcends age, gender and ethnicities. It may take various forms, such as slavery, servitude, forced and compulsory labour and human trafficking, all of which have in common the deprivation of a person’s liberty by another to exploit them for personal or commercial gain. It permeates many aspects of the legitimate economy and the construction industry is one of the many industries in the UK targeted by traffickers and illegal/unlicensed gang masters.

The Modern Slavery Act 2015 was introduced in the UK in October 2015 with the aim of stamping out slavery and trafficking and created several new criminal offences. It also increased penalties and strengthened the powers of the police and border forces. The Act also contains a number measures intended to encourage businesses to take steps to address modern slavery. 

The purpose of this policy is providing information and guidance to all persons working for Magnum Scaffolding in any capacity on how the company deals with modern slavery and the role that all individuals involved with our business must play in ensuring compliance with the Act.

Our Policy Statement

Magnum Scaffolding takes a zero-tolerance approach to modern slavery and we are committed to acting ethically and with integrity in all our business dealings and relationships and to implementing effective systems and controls to ensure modern slavery is not taking place anywhere in our own business or in any of our supply chains.

We are also committed to ensuring there is transparency in our own business and in our approach to tackling modern slavery throughout our supply chains. We expect the same standards from all of our contractors, consultant, suppliers and other business partners, and expect our supply chain to impose the same standards on their own supply chain. 

Policy Application

This policy applies to all persons working for any part of the Magnum Scaffolding Group of companies or on our behalf in any capacity and within any part of our business, including employees at all levels, directors, officers, agency workers, seconded workers, volunteers and our supply chain including all sub-contractors, consultants, service providers, third- party representatives and business partners.