Fal Joinery - Anti Slavery Policy

Anti Slavery Statement
This statement has been published in accordance with the UK Modern Slavery Act 2015. It sets out the steps taken by Fal Joinery & Damp Proofing Ltd to combat modern slavery, servitude, forced labour and human trafficking - together, these are known as ‘modern slavery’ - in its own business and supply chain for the financial year ending 31 December 2021. This statement includes what action we will take in 2022.

We, Fal Joinery & Damp Proofing Ltd, do not tolerate any form of modern slavery. We are committed to ensuring that there are no acts of modern slavery or human trafficking within our business or from our supply chain, our sub-contractors, or our partners.

Responding to COVID-19
Although the COVID-19 pandemic has not directly impacted the content of this statement, the pandemic is, and remains, a challenging time for us, our colleagues, customers, suppliers and to society as a whole. We have seen the pandemic have an effect on demand and on our supply chains. With the pandemic continuing to evolve, we don’t know what the full impact will be, but we remain committed to supporting the health and safety of our colleagues, customers, suppliers and communities.

Who We Are
We are Fal Joinery & Damp Proofing Ltd, an independent building and property maintenance company. Registration number: 13791828.

Our Supply Chain
We work with a large network of suppliers. The level of management control required for these sources is continuously monitored and improved, including an understanding of what controls the suppliers themselves have in place. We will not knowingly support or deal with any business involved in modern slavery.

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. Our Anti-slavery Policy reflects our commitment to acting ethically and with integrity in all our business relationships and to implementing and enforcing effective systems and controls to ensure slavery and human trafficking is not taking place anywhere in our supply chains.

Due Diligence Processes for Slavery and Human Trafficking
As part of our initiative to identify and mitigate risk, we have in place systems to:
• Identify and assess potential risk areas in our supply chains.
• Mitigate the risk of slavery and human trafficking occurring in our supply chains.
• Monitor potential risk areas in our supply chains.
• Protect whistle blowers.

Anti Slavery Statement
Supplier Adherence to Our Values
We recognise the most significant modern slavery risks to our business are in our supply chain – primarily with those suppliers based outside the UK and EEA. We will continue to undertake due diligence into our suppliers and prospective suppliers, and seek agreement as to adherence to our values which we intend to develop on an ongoing basis.

To ensure a high level of understanding of the risks of modern slavery and human trafficking in our supply chains and our business, we will provide training to our staff and have ensured our directors are responsible for providing adequate resources and sufficient training and investment to ensure that slavery and human trafficking does not take place within our organisation or our supply chains.

Future Plans - 2022
Following a review of the effectiveness of the steps we have taken in 2021 to ensure that here is no slavery or human trafficking in our supply chains, we intend to take the following further steps to combat slavery and human trafficking in 2022 and going forward:
• Our Directors and senior management will continue to be responsible for implementing this statement.
• We will ensure that we have adequate resources to train our staff.
• We will write to those suppliers we have identified to be more at risk to understand what controls and measures they actively have in place to combat modern slavery.
• We will develop a supply chain compliance programme.

Statement Approval
This statement was approved on 17th December 2021 by James Peacop, the Director of Fal Joinery & Damp Proofing Ltd.

James Peacop

James Peacop, Director.