Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking Statement

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HBE’s statement of Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking sets out our commitment to prevent slavery and human trafficking in our business activities and the steps we have put in place to ensuring that there is no slavery or human trafficking in our business or that of our supply chains. We all have a duty to be alert to risks, however small.  Staff are expected to report their concerns and management to act upon them. This Statement affirms HBE’s intention to act ethically in our business relationships.

HBE aim to exceed our customers’ expectations with a philosophy of delivering the highest standards in service. Our services can be broadly divided into the following key areas: Legionella, Health & Safety, Fire and Training.

We have extensive experience in delivering compliance services for the built environment across a number of sectors including Housing Associations & Social housing landlords; Acute hospitals, Health and Social care sites; Schools and Further Education; Government and Councils; Facilities Management & Property Management companies; Hospitality chains; Industrial and office facilities.

The Company currently operates in the following countries:

  •  Northern Ireland
  • Republic of Ireland
  • England
  • Scotland
  • Wales

Responsibility for the Company’s anti-slavery initiative is as follows:

HBE’s Head of HR is responsible for implementing and reviewing this policy. The process by which this policy was developed looks at best practice and adapting to the needs of the company.  The HR Department is also responsible for due diligence in relation to known or suspected instances of modern slavery and human trafficking.

Training

To ensure a good understanding of the risks of modern slavery and human trafficking in our business and supply chains, the Company requires all staff to make themselves familiar with all company policies.

HBE encourages all employees, customers and other business partners to report any concerns related to activities or supply chains.

HBE’s Employment Policy sets down the actions and behaviour expected of employees when representing the Company and the HBE Corporate Social Responsibility Policy summarises HBE’s commitment to improve and continue our compliance with Standards, Laws and Ethical Issues.  We expect the same commitment from our Suppliers.

The Company undertakes due diligence when considering taking on new supply chain partners, and regularly reviews its existing supply chain. The Company’s due diligence process includes evaluation of Contractors Quality, Health and Safety, HR, Environmental, Legal and Tax Competency.  HBE aims to build long-standing relationships with suppliers and make clear our expectations of business.  Evaluating the modern slavery and human trafficking risks of each new supplier and invoking sanctions against suppliers that fail to meet expectations including the termination of the business relationship where necessary.   

 

The Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking Statement will be regularly reviewed and updated as necessary. The Managing Director endorses this policy statement and is fully committed to its implementation.

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