bloc : MODERN SLAVERY STATEMENT FOR FINANCIAL YEAR ENDED 2024
ISSUED PURSUANT TO SECTION 54 OF THE MODERN SLAVERY ACT 2015
OUR BUSINESS, STRUCTURE AND SUPPLY
The business is owned by the management and the Buccleuch Estate. Regular Board and Executive meetings are held to ensure compliance and best practice.
Partnership property development company with consultant and contracting supply chains in UK both directly and via Joint Venture companies
Our partnerships are with UK government bodies and charities we consider there is a low risk of slavery or human trafficking being related to our business activities.
bloc seeks to carry out business in an ethical and responsible manner.
We have a policy of working with organisations and businesses that meet current guidelines and best practice in employee welfare and care. This is particularly relevant to contractor health and safety policies and procurement approach.
bloc has an Environmental and sustainability approach that identifies the importance of taking account of environmental, economic and social sustainability.
bloc has an Anti-Bribery and Corruption Policy and a Health and Safety Policy.
Appointment of Contractors and consultants follows best practice
DUE DILIGENCE PROCESSES
In assessing a partner or supplier we will evaluate the modern slavery and human trafficking risks of each new supplier and review the proposed supply chain and subcontract organisations and their relevant policies.
STEPS TO ASSESS AND MANAGE RISKS
The above DD process is particularly relevant to sourcing contractor partners and to review the training policies in place to identify trafficking risk.
The bloc CEO is overly responsible for this policy and the relevant director is responsible for identifying issues on specific projects.