Modern Slavery Policy

INTRODUCTION

This statement is in respect of Hilton Garage Ltd and is pursuant to section 54 of the Modern Slavery Act 2015.  It sets out the steps the company has taken and is continuing to take to ensure that slavery or human trafficking is not taking place within our business or supply chain.  The term ‘slavery’ is used to encapsulate the crimes of slavery, servitude, forced or compulsory labour and human trafficking.

OUR BUSINESS

We are a family owned, independent used car supermarket and are primarily engaged in the selling and repair of used motor vehicles.  We are located at The Mease, Hilton, Derbyshire, DE65 5BH, we also have a preparation centre located at Hilton Business Park, Hilton, Derby, DE65 5UR.  We employ approximately 75 employees and hold a stock of vehicles of up to 1,500.

OUR SUPPLY CHAIN

Hilton Garage Ltd is committed to continuously improving its practices to identify and eliminate any slavery and human trafficking in its business and supply chains, and to acting ethically and with integrity in all its business relationships.

Vehicles:

UK based Auction Houses (e.g. British Car Auctions, Aston Barclay, Manheim)

UK based Lease Companies (e.g. Motability, Arval)

Purchasing vehicles directly from private individuals by way of part exchanging or cash sales.

Purchasing vehicles from Motor Traders.

Parts:

Purchasing parts from UK based suppliers.

OUR POLICIES

We operate a number of internal policies to ensure that we are conducting business in an ethical and transparent manner and complaint with existing legislation.

Anti-slavery policy.  This sets out the company’s stance on modern slavery and explains how employees can identify any instances of this and where they can go for help.
Recruitment policy.  The company ensures eligibility to work in the UK by all employees.
Whistleblowing policy.  All employees are aware that they can raise concerns in confidence and without fear of retribution, this is applicable to our business and also our supply chain.
Working with suppliers and partners policy.  This sets out internal requirements for buying goods and services.

FUTURE PROVISIONS

Over the course of the next financial year the company will continue to enhance our procedures and communicate to all members of staff the signs associated with and risks involved in Modern Slavery.  Monitoring of present and future suppliers will also continue to be monitored.

This statement was reviewed and approved by the Directors on 9th September, 2019 for the financial year ending 31st May, 2019.