Modern Slavery & Human Trafficking Statement
This statement sets out M Group Services’ actions to understand all potential modern slavery risks related to the Group and its operating businesses and to put in place steps that are aimed at ensuring that there is no slavery or human trafficking within the Group and our supply chains. This statement relates to actions and activities during the financial year 1 April 2022 to 31 March 2023.
M Group Services recognises that it has a responsibility to take a robust approach to slavery and human trafficking. The Group is absolutely committed to preventing slavery and human trafficking in all its activities and ensures that its supply chains are free from slavery and human trafficking.
ORGANISATIONAL STRUCTURE & SUPPLY CHAINS
This statement covers the activities of M Group Services. The Group is privately owned and delivers a range of essential infrastructure services within the Water, Telecom, Transport and Energy (Infrastructure and Retail) sectors in the UK and Ireland. The Group’s supply chain is primarily based in the UK and provides aggregates, gas and water pipes and components, electricity and telecom cables, substation components and telecom equipment. In addition, the company makes extensive use of a range of subcontractors from labour only to fully serviced labour, plant and equipment providers responsible for service delivery. A number of our clients supply materials to us directly on a free issue basis which they are responsible for sourcing via their own supply chain partners.
COUNTRIES OF OPERATION & SUPPLY
The organisation currently operates in the following countries:
The following is the process by which the Group assesses whether or not particular activities or countries are high risk in relation to slavery or human trafficking:
As part of our supply chain evaluation process, we conduct risk assessments of our supply chain activities across the business, including those overseas countries where there is considered to be a material risk of slavery or human trafficking. On an ongoing basis we review the response of our supply chain evaluation process, to ensure that there is minimal risk of occurrence.
Where we have identified a material risk we have conducted supply chain assessment audits to ensure compliance with the agreed policies. We will continue to monitor our supply chain partners and conduct assessment audits where we identify there is a potential risk of slavery or human trafficking. M Group Services runs a vigorous supply chain process, which includes compliance checks, to ensure our partners meet or exceed our modern slavery and human trafficking policy requirements. During 2021/2022 493 partner organisations have completed the process and gained M Group Services’ approval.
Responsibility for the organisation's anti-slavery initiatives is as follows:
The organisation operates the following policies that describe its approach to the identification of modern slavery risks and steps to be taken to prevent slavery and human trafficking in its operations:
The organisation undertakes due diligence when considering taking on supply chain partners, and regularly reviews its existing partners. The organisation's due diligence and reviews include:
This statement has been approved by the organisation's Operational Board who will review and update it at least annually.
Dated: July 2022
Operating businesses across the Group covered by this policy include: Morrison Water Services, PMP Utilities, IWJS, IDSystems, I & C Process Solutions, Morrison Energy Services, Morrison Data Services, Seeka, Callisto, Protect My Property, Morrison Telecom Services, Magdalene, Avonline Networks, Waldon Telecom, Dyer & Butler, KH Engineering Services, Antagrade Electrical, Milestone Infrastructure, MGS Group Support and M Group Services Plant & Fleet Solutions.
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