Modern Day Slavery

Farid Hillend Engineering Limited Modern Slavery Act 2015

At Farid Hillend Engineering Limited, we are proud of the steps we take to combat slavery and human trafficking, and we remain committed to improving our practices in this regard.

Our business
Farid Hillend Engineering is a manufacturer and service supplier of waste and recycling vehicles. Farid Hillend Engineering is dedicated to providing its employees with a positive working environment, which complies or exceeds the requirements of all applicable legislation including human rights, anti-discrimination and fundamental rights at work.

Our suppliers
Farid Hillend Engineering adopt a stringent procurement process. Suppliers are reviewed and audited to ensure safe working conditions and to ensure they adopt adequate policies, which meet or exceed Farid Hillend Engineering’s purchasing requirements including the policies set out below. Notwithstanding the steps Farid Hillend Engineering takes in this regard, it is ultimately our suppliers’ duty to respect the applicable laws and ethics on human rights.

Our policies on slavery and human trafficking
We are committed to doing all we can to ensure that there is no modern slavery or human trafficking in our supply chains or in any part of our business. We have zero tolerance to slavery and human trafficking. We expect all those in our supply chain and contractors comply with our values.

Due diligence processes for slavery and human trafficking
Our Global Framework Agreement reflects our commitment to acting ethically and with integrity in all our business relationships and to implementing and enforcing effective systems and controls to help eradicate slavery and human trafficking.

1. Global Framework Agreement, ‘Committing Together for Sustainable Growth and Development.
This agreement promotes a responsible social dialogue on an international scale across the Farid Group. This agreement promotes sustainable development and commitment to the following areas:
i. Respect for fundamental social rights;
ii. Social responsibility to employees; and
iii. Supplier and sub-contractor relationships

Our commitment to fundamental social rights focuses on the effective abolition of child labour, forced labour and discrimination in respect of employment and employee occupations. We share our Global Framework Agreement with suppliers who are required to comply with Farid Hillend Engineering policies.

2. Farid Hillend Engineering Employees’ Fundamental Rights Policy
Employees’ and Supplier Employees’ rights are respected and valued at Farid Hillend

3. Farid Hillend Engineering Whistleblowing Policy This policy offers further assistance in combating modern slavery, as it enables employees to bring issues such as slavery and human trafficking to the company’s attention.

Further steps
We will always work to the highest professional standards and shall continue our efforts in eliminating acts of modern slavery within our business and supply chain. A modern slavery briefing sheet will be provided to all new employees.

This statement is made pursuant to section 54(1) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and constitutes our slavery and human trafficking statement for this financial year.

Kevin Crowder
Sales & Marketing Director