Modern slavery statement

Organisation

This statement applies to S & J European Haulage ltd (referred to in this statement

as ‘the Organisation’). The information included in the statement refers to the

financial year 2020.

Organisational structure

S & J European Haulage ltd operates from one location in Melton Mowbray

Leicestershire, England where all office operations are based. We employ c.50

drivers that work remotely in Vehicles, but report back to this central location where

the vehicles are also based when not in use. The organisation is controlled by the

board of directors and is Family Owned in shareholding.

All departments in the organising report to the board.

S & J European Haulage ltd is a Road Haulage, Logistics and Warehousing

specialist, delivering palletised good throughout the UK and Europe operating

throughout the year.

The labour supplied to the Organisation in pursuance of its operation is carried out in

the UK (all regions) and Europe as needed by customers to deliver the goods it is

instructed to carry.

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

of 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.

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 other 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 United Kingdom

Supply chains

In order to fulfil its activities, the main supply chains of the Organisation include

those related to the supply of goods (for instance fuel) and vehicles as well as

haulage services from reputed operators in the industry

Potential exposure

The Organisation considers its main exposure to the risk of slavery and human

trafficking to exist from haulage companies work is subcontracted to.

In general, the Organisation considers its exposure to slavery/human trafficking to be

relatively 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.

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:

Regularly monitoring our suppliers

Activly asking questions where needed

Reviewing our own procedures

Key performance indicators

The Organisation has set the following key performance indicators to measure its

effectiveness in ensuring modern slavery is not taking place in the Organisation or its

supply chains.

Incidents are a mandatory topic in all board meetings

Slavery Compliance Officer

The Organisation has a Slavery Compliance Officer, Carl Musson, to whom all

concerns regarding modern slavery should be addressed, and who will then

undertake relevant action with regard to the Organisation’s obligations.

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:

Signed:

Print name: Carl Musson

Job Title: Company Secretary

Date: 10/09/2020

About S & J

S & J is a leading haulier based in Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire. With over 35 years experience in the logistics industry and many services from our membership in the Palletline network to our dedicated overnight services to Ireland, we are ideally positioned to service all your logistic needs.

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S & J European Haulage Ltd
Unit C Asfordby Business Park
St Bartholomews Way
Melton Mowbray
Leics
LE14 3JL

Phone: (44) 01664 810060
Fax: (44) 01664 810061

info@sj-haulage.co.uk