Cyden Homes Modern Day Slavery And Human Trafficking Statement
It continues to be a priority for Cyden Homes to ensure that we trade ethically, source responsibly and work to prevent modern slavery and human trafficking throughout our organisation and in our supply chain. This statement highlights the key activities we have undertaken during this financial year to combat modern slavery in our organisation and supply chain.
We are a builder of new homes to the general public and to social housing providers. We operate entirely within the United Kingdom and our headquarters are based in Laceby, North East Lincolnshire.
Our supply chains
Our supply chains include products either sourced directly by ourselves (such as bricks, blocks, roofing materials and timber) or provided by our subcontractor partners. Where possible we attempt to source materials and labour locally.
Our policies on slavery and human trafficking
We have appropriate policies in place that underpin our commitment to ensure that there is no modern slavery or human trafficking in our supply chains or in any part of our business. We continuously review and update all our policies.
Our Anti-slavery Policy 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 supply chains.
Due diligence processes for slavery and human trafficking
We understand that the areas which give rise to the highest modern slavery risks are related to the importation of materials from outside of the European Union, North America, and Australasia.
As part of our initiative to identify and mitigate risk we:
- Endeavour to source products and services either domestically (UK) produced or from within geographical areas with a low modern day slavery risk and / or
- Seek suppliers with ethical sourcing policies (such as members of the Ethical Trading Initiative)
- Monitor potential risk areas within our supply chains
- Protect whistle blowers
Supplier adherence to our values
We have zero tolerance to slavery and human trafficking.
To ensure all those in our supply chain and subcontractors comply with our values we have initiated a supply chain compliance programme. We regularly review our suppliers to ensure this occurs.
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 and briefings to our staff.
Our effectiveness in combating slavery and human trafficking
We have reviewed our business and believe it to be low risk with regards to our operations and those of our subcontractors and our immediate supply chain.
We, however, have embarked on a programme of ensuring that our direct employees, subcontractors, and supply chain are aware of any potential risks.
Any actual or potential issues identified will be reported to the appropriate authorities and we will assist in every way possible to assist in the prosecution of any offenders.
This statement is made pursuant to section 54(1) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and constitutes our slavery and human trafficking statement for the financial year ending April 2023. It was approved by the board on 10Th March 2022.
Cyden Homes Limited
Date: 31 03 22