This statement is made pursuant to S.54 of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and sets out the steps that Home Joinery has taken and is continuing to take to ensure that modern slavery or human trafficking is not taking place within our business or supply chain.
Home Joinery is committed to ensuring that its supply chain does not support or get involved in the act of modern-day slavery or human trafficking (See Section 13 of the purchasing terms and conditions).
As a manufacturer of Kitchens, Bedrooms, and bathrooms in the UK, Home Joinery source some of the raw materials used in finishing products from other European countries as well as from the UK. This includes timber (See FSC and PEFC chain of custody policy).
Home Joinery do not permit, condone, or otherwise accept any form of slavery or human trafficking (as defined by the Modern Slavery Act 2015) either by its employees, contractors, agents, or any other organisation, body, business, or individual with whom Home Joinery engages or with any associated party that Home Joinery does business with.
Home Joinery’s recruitment process is transparent and regularly reviewed. Interviews are carried out face to face for all vacancies and offers of employment are subject to supportive evidence of the prospective employee directly with successful candidates. Robust procedures are in place to confirm the identity of prospective employees and their right to work in the UK and that they are paid directly into an appropriate, personal bank account. In additional Home Joinery also has in place an extensive set of policies which are supplied to all new starting and existing employees to ensure all workers are treated in accordance with UK employment legislation. All policies are annually audited and updated in line with legislative changes and displayed on notice boards for all employees.
On occasions when Home Joinery use third parties for the supply of temporary workers. Home Joinery ensures that only the use of reputable recruitment agencies that comply with the requirements of the Modern Slavery Act. All temporary workers have opportunity to apply for any permanent vacancy which is advertised on all notice boards as and when vacancies arise.
Home Joinery do not use zero hours contracts for any position or classification of worker, and we do not operate in a sector that requiring a Gangmaster Licence.
Home Joinery is committed to preventing any form of slavery or human trafficking by an associated party and will report any suspicions and provide appropriate information to the relevant authorities and suspend or terminate and associated engagement, business arrangement or contract.
Suppliers are required to put in place suitable policies for ensuring compliance in line with the Modern Slavery Act 2015 (See Section 13 of the purchasing terms and conditions).
This statement is regularly reviewed and when required, updated.