Modern slavery statement
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.
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.
The Organisation considers that modern slavery encompasses:
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
being physically constrained or to have restriction placed on freedom of movement.
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
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
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.
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
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:
Print name: Carl Musson
Job Title: Company Secretary
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.
S & J European Haulage Ltd
Unit C Asfordby Business Park
St Bartholomews Way
Phone: (44) 01664 810060
Fax: (44) 01664 810061