Anti Slavery

Introduction from the Board of Directors

We the Board of Directors of the O’Halloran & O’Brien group of Companies (“the Group”) are committed to improving our practices to combat slavery and human trafficking both within our business and that of our supply chain.

Organisation’s structure

We are a multi-disciplinary Development, Construction & Civil Engineering contractor in the construction sector based wholly in the UK and operating in the South East of England. Our Head Office is located in Morden, Surrey. We also undertake plant hire through an associated company B&T Plant Hire Limited, and this statement is also made on behalf of that Company.

Our business

Our business is organised into four business divisions:

  • Concrete framework Division
  • Ground works & Infrastructure Division
  • Residential Housing Division
  • Plant Hire: business to business construction equipment hire service is undertaken by B&T Plant Hire

All of the above divisions are provided with and supported by staff operating within the administrative Division, namely Head Office, Morden, Surrey

Our supply chains

Include but are not limited to:

  • Sub-contractors who engage specialist trades personnel
  • Labour Agencies
  • Suppliers of materials including :
    • Procurement of bricks, blocks and other masonry products
    • Timber products from sustainable sources
    • Natural aggregates
    • Above and below plastic building products
    • Gazing products
    • Plasterboard and gypsum based products
    • Metal & Ironwork products

Our policies on slavery and human trafficking

We are committed to ensuring, so far as we able, that there is no modern slavery or human trafficking in our supply chains or in any part of our business. Sub-contractors who are engaged by the Group must demonstrate a similar commitment to ensuring no modern slavery or human trafficking takes place within their own organisation and through-out their supply chains.

Our Code of conduct, corporate social responsibility (CSR) policies, and our supply chain transparency policy relating to procurement and sourcing reflects our commitment to acting ethically and with integrity in all our business relationships and to implementing and enforcing effective systems and controls to ensure slavery and human trafficking is not taking place anywhere in our business and our supply chain. [This will include requiring our supply chain to enter into contracts which places them under contractual obligations to comply with requirements of the Modern Slavery Act (MSA).]

Due diligence processes for slavery and human trafficking

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

  • Identify and assess potential risk areas in our supply chains.
  • Mitigate the risk of slavery and human trafficking occurring in our supply chains.
  • Monitor potential risk areas in our supply chains.
  • Protect whistle blowers.

Supplier adherence to our values and ethics

We have zero tolerance to slavery and human trafficking. To ensure all those in our supply chain and contractors comply with our values we have in place a supply chain compliance strategy which applies similar principals to that of our general policies and procedures.

Training

To ensure a high level of understanding of the risks of modern slavery and human trafficking in our supply chains and our business, we provide training to our staff. We also require and encourage our business suppliers to provide training to their staff and suppliers and providers.

Our effectiveness in combating slavery and human trafficking

We use 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. We undertake audits and inspections which focus on the Group’s and our Supply Chain’s compliance with the MSA. To this end all those involved in our Supply Chain must present a regular formal update outlining their continued compliance. 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 [April 2017].