Modern Slavery Statement
Burton Roofing Merchants Limited – Modern Slavery Statement
This statement has been produced in accordance with the Modern Slavery Act 2015. It constitutes our Modern Slavery Transparency Statement for the financial year ending 31st December 2022.
Burton Roofing Merchants Limited is opposed to all forms of unethical business behaviour. We recognise the harmful impact that Modern Slavery has on individuals and society and we are committed to help prevent these illegal practices.
Structure, Business and Supply Chains
Burton Roofing Merchants Limited is a specialist distributor of roofing materials with 38 branches throughout England, Scotland and Wales supplying roofing and building contractors and builders merchants across the United Kingdom. Trading brands include Burton Roofing Merchants, Rinus Roofing Supplies and The Roof Hub.
The range of roofing materials supplied is extensive and are sourced predominantly from the UK, though supply chains stretch worldwide.
Policies in Relation to Slavery and Human Trafficking
Our Anti-Slavery Policy reflects our commitment to acting ethically and with integrity in all our business relationships, implementing and enforcing effective systems and controls and acting with due diligence in accordance with the Modern Slavery Act 2015.
As part of Burton Roofing’s commitment, we have the following internal policies to ensure that it is conducting business in an ethical and transparent manner:
- Recruitment Policy – this ensures that the Company conducts robust checks on any new employee including eligibility to work in the UK to safeguard against human trafficking or individuals being forced to work against their will
- Whistleblowing Policy – so that all employees can raise any concerns that they might have without fear of reprisals
- Equal Opportunity & Diversity Policy – this includes our supply chain commitment and stakeholder responsibilities
- Grievance Policy – this enables any member of staff to address a complaint or raise a matter of concern
Due Diligence Processes and Risk Assessment
Burton Roofing Merchants has a zero tolerance view to slavery and human trafficking and we expect that view to prevail with our supply chain and contractors.
To ensure all those in our supply chain and contractors comply with our values, we are committed to improving our practices to combat slavery and human trafficking. This will include :
- Mapping our supply chain
- Risk assessment analysis of our supply chain and measuring their effectiveness
- Mitigate the risk of slavery and human trafficking occurring in our supply chain
- Monitor potential risk areas in our supply chain
- An ongoing review of our supply chain and contractual obligations
We will terminate a supply arrangement at any time should any incident of modern slavery come to light
Training on Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking
To ensure appropriate levels of risk awareness in respect of modern slavery and human trafficking, we provide training to relevant members of staff and, in particular to senior staff in our procurement and HR team. All Directors in our business have been fully briefed on this subject.
Our Effectiveness in Combating Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking
Our KPI’s to measure and determine our anti-slavery performance are training completion and any reported incidents of modern slavery during the year. Training completion is at a high level and we have had no reported incidents.
Directors and senior management of Burton Roofing Merchants will continue to review the effectiveness of the steps taken to combat modern slavery and human trafficking in the business or supply chains.
We will continue to conduct risk assessments of our supply chain, external operations and internal operations and training of our employees to ensure compliance with the Modern Slavery Act 2015
Approval of this statement
This approval has been approved by the Senior Leadership Team