Slavery & Human Trafficking Statement

  1. HCP Automotive has been and is committed to eliminating modern slavery, human trafficking, forced labour, and similar human rights abuses. 
  2. HCP Automotive is committed to ensuring that its staff and any workers it supplies (directly or indirectly) are not subject to behaviour or threats that may result in modern slavery, human trafficking, forced labour, and similar human rights abuses. 
  3. HCP Automotive provides relevant training and awareness information for all its staff. 
    • Our senior leadership team receive detailed training in identifying and resolving concerns around human trafficking and modern slavery.
    • Our Recruiters and Support staff undertake training courses that include guidance around modern slavery and human trafficking, as well as other wider human rights issues.
    • All our staff receive information around issues involving modern slavery and human trafficking, meaning that they can bring any concerns they have to the management’s attention.
    • Any parties within the Business are strongly encouraged to report any concerns or suspicions that they might have to our senior leadership team.
  4. Reports surrounding these issues are taken seriously by the senior leadership team, who are committed to ensuring that all investigations shall be prompt and effective. If our investigations uncover any concerns, we are committed to taking appropriate action, including but not limited to:
    • Working with the appropriate organisations to improve standards
    • Removing that organisation from our preferred supplier list
    • Passing details to the appropriate law enforcement bodies
  5. We regularly monitor our risks in this area using relevant key performance indicators, including:
    • The percentage of suppliers who sign up to an appropriate code or provide their own modern slavery statements
    • The effectiveness of enforcement against suppliers who breach policies
    • The amount of time spent on audits, re-audits, spot checks, and due diligence
    • The level of modern slavery training and awareness amongst our staff
  6. As a result, we publish a modern slavery statement annually.
  7. We would also recommend reading this in conjunction with our other policies, including our:
    • Social responsibility policy (corporate)
    • Ethical procurement policy
    • Anti-bribery/corruption policy
    • Whistle-blowing policy

This statement follows Section 54 of the Act and constitutes our slavery and human trafficking statement for the financial year ending 6 April 2023. It is reviewed annually and was approved by our members on 31 March 2023.