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Modern Slavery Statement

A) ORGANISATION

This statement applies to Motor Outlet Ltd (referred to in this statement as “the Organisation”). The information included in the statement refers to the financial year 30th June 2018

B) ORGANISATIONAL STRUCTURE

Motor Outlet Ltd is a single site car dealership.

Our Head Office is in Liverpool as is our base of operations. 

The Organisation is managed by a Boards of Directors.

The Organisation’s main activity is concerned with the retail sale and repair of motor vehicles.  We sell from our Liverpool site and over the internet. 

The labour supplied to the Organisation in pursuance of its operation is carried out wholly within the European Union.

C) DEFINITIONS

The Organisation considers that modern slavery encompasses:

  • Human trafficking;
  • Forced work, through mental or physical threat;
  • Being owned or controlled by an employer through mental or physical abuse or the threat of abuse;
  • Being dehumanised, treated as a commodity or being bought or sold as property;
  • Being physically constrained or to have restriction placed on freedom of movement.

D) COMMITMENT

The Organisation acknowledges its responsibilities in relation to tackling modern slavery and commits to complying with the provisions in the Modern Slavery Act 2015. The Organisation  understands that this requires an ongoing review of both its internal practices in relation to its labour force and, additionally, its supply chains.

The Organisation does not enter into business with any organisation, in the United Kingdom or abroad, which knowingly supports or is found to involve itself in slavery, servitude and forced or compulsory labour.

No labour provided to the Organisation in the pursuance of the provision of its own services is obtained by means of slavery or human trafficking. The Organisation strictly adheres to the minimum standards required in relation to its responsibilities under relevant employment legislation in the UK and European Union.

E) SUPPLY CHAINS

In order to fulfil its activities, the Organisation’s main supply chains include those related to the purchase of second-hand motor vehicles and parts from suppliers located in the U.K.  We understand that the Organisation’s first-tier suppliers are intermediary traders and therefore have further contractual relationships with lower-tier suppliers.

F) POTENTIAL EXPOSURE

The Organisation considers its main exposure to the risk of slavery and human trafficking to exist in the supply chains of the vehicle and component manufacturers.  We check where possible that no abuse is taking place within our supply chain.

In general, the Organisation considers its exposure to slavery/human trafficking to be limited. Nonetheless it has taken steps to ensure that such practices do not take place in its business nor the business of any organisation that supplies goods and/or services to it.

G) STEPS

The Organisation carries out due diligence processes in relation to ensuring slavery and/or human trafficking does not take place in its organisation or supply chains, including conducting a review of the controls of its suppliers.

The Organisation has not, to its knowledge, conducted any business with another organisation which has been found to have involved itself with modern slavery.

In accordance with section 54(4) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015, the Organisation has taken the following steps to ensure that modern slavery is not taking place:

  • We purchase recognised brands from large UK based organisations.
  • We have checked that where appropriate those organisations have published Slavery Statements.
  • We have checked with many organisations falling below the legal threshold that they do not operate in any ways that could be construed as slavery or human trafficking.
  • We expect all our suppliers to hold their supply chains to the same high ethical standards.
  • We ensure that all managers are aware of the risk of abuse of human rights and are vigilant in protecting all people.

H) POLICIES

The Organisation has a zero tolerance approach to slavery.  We act ethically, with integrity and seek to implement systems and procedures whilst ensuring that slavery or human rights abuses do not take place within the Organisation.

I) TRAINING

The Organisation is developing training for staff to effectively implement its stance on modern slavery.

J) SLAVERY COMPLIANCE OFFICER

The Organisation has a Slavery Compliance Officer, to whom all concerns regarding modern slavery should be addressed, and who will then undertake relevant action with regard to the Organisation obligations in this regard. 

This statement is made in pursuance of Section 54(1) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and will be reviewed for each financial year.

Date of approval: 14/05/2019

Signed: Robert Padden

Director

Date: 14/05/2019