Modern Slavery & Human Trafficking Policy

 

INTRODUCTION

This policy document is made on behalf of Ion Property Group pursuant to Section 54(1) of the Modern Slavery Action 2015 and seeks to show that the Group is committed to improving our practices to combat slavery and human trafficking.

 

OUR BUSINESS

Ion Property Group Limited is a UK based commercial property developer and the parent company of Ion Property Developments Limited. The Group has 11 employees who operate in the UK.

 

OUR SUPPLY CHAINS

Our method of working is to select the key delivery team for each project from established supply chains. It is important that the correct sully chain members are involved at the early stages of the project where they can make a positive contribution to the feasibility stages.

We are assisted by a framework of consultants and suppliers who support the skills of the “in- house” team members throughout the development process.

Our initial Frameworks were established in 2011 and followed an OJEU compliant process to select suppliers based on a broad range of selection criteria including the requirement of meeting appropriate standards in terms of Quality Management, Environmental Policies, CSR and adherence to the prevention of modern slavery.

Our established supply chains include the following disciplines:

  • Architecture
  • Employers Agent/Quantity Surveying
  • Environmental Impact
  • Highways
  • Landscape
  • Mechanical & Electrical
  • Planning
  • Engineering Services.

 

OUR POLICIES ON SLAVERY AND HUMAN TRAFFICKING

We are committed to ensuring that there is no modern slavery or human trafficking in our supply chains or in any part of our business. This Anti-Slavery and Human Trafficking Policy reflects our commitment to:

  • Act ethically and with integrity in all our business relationships
  • Implement and enforce effective systems and controls to ensure slavery and human trafficking is not taking place anywhere in our business or in our supply chains.

 

DUE DILIGENCE PROCESSES FOR SLAVERY AND HUMAN TRAFFICKING

As part of our initiative to identify, monitor and mitigate against industry risk, business transaction risk and risk in the country in which we operate, our senior staff report direct to the Board of Directors who act as a Risk and Compliance Committee. We have in place policies and systems across our business, our trading partners and our supply chains to:-

  • Identify inappropriate employment practices;
  • Identify, assess and monitor other potential risk areas;
  • Mitigate the risk of slavery and human trafficking occurring;
  • Protect whistleblowers; and
  • Investigate reports of Modern Slavery.

 

SUPPLIER ADHERENCE TO OUR VALUES AND ETHICS

We have zero tolerance to slavery and human trafficking. To ensure all those in our supply chains and contractors comply with our values, we operate in line with principles of responsible sourcing, including paying employees at the prevailing minimum wage applicable within their relevant country of operation.

 

TRAINING

To ensure a high level of understanding of the risks of modern slavery and human trafficking in our business, in our supply chains and in our business partners, we provide relevant training to all staff.

 

STATEMENT

This statement is made pursuant to section 54(1) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and constitutes our Group’s slavery and human trafficking policy and has been approved by the Board of Directors.