Modern Slavery Policy
This statement is made on behalf of the board of Cappagh with regards to the Modern Slavery Act 2015 which requires large employers to be transparent about their efforts to eradicate Slavery and Human Trafficking in their supply Chain.
Human Trafficking and Slavery Policy
Cappagh is strongly opposed to any form of slavery or human trafficking. The Act makes provisions about slavery, servitude and forced or compulsory labour and about human trafficking, including provision for the protection of victims. In accordance with the Act, this statement articulates our approach, the culture we wish to engender and policies and practices around recognising and preventing human trafficking and slavery in the organisation itself and in our supply chain.
Cappagh employs over 500 staff in a number of locations throughout the UK. Our workers are recruited from throughout the EU and employed in the UK. Cappagh is one of the UK's leading utility and civil engineering contractors. The company was established in 1973.
The registered company details are:
- Cappagh Contractors Construction (London) Ltd, Cappagh House, Waterside Way, Wimbledon, SW17 0HB. Co. Reg No. 1145372
- Cappagh Public Works Ltd, Cappagh House, Waterside Way, Wimbledon, SW17 0HB. Co. Reg. No. 2329116
As part of our commitment to combating modern slavery, we have implemented the following within our organisation:
- We ensure our recruitment processes and our labour providers, where we use them, follow the provisions of the Gangmasters (Licencing) Act 2004 and accordingly adhere to their main standards.
- The standards make legal requirements which protect workers from poor treatment and exploitation. They cover issues such as working hours, training, terms and conditions, the national minimum wage and transport to ensure both we and our labour providers meet the basic safety and welfare standards.
- As such we adhere to these standards which collectively address our commitment to human rights and the elimination of all forms of forced and compulsory labour.
- We ensure that our suppliers are aware of our policies and adhere to the same high standards by issuing a yearly ‘supplier mandate’ which includes a section on ethical policy.
As part of Cappagh’s efforts to monitor and reduce the risk of slavery and human trafficking, our Human Resources department have adopted the following to measure the effectiveness in ensuring that slavery and human trafficking is not taking place in the business or our supply chain.
- Annual review of management systems, including recruitment processes.
- Ad Hoc checks to ensure no issues have been raised against our labour suppliers.
- Regular interviews with field workers.
We also adhere to standards of responsible conduct and train employees to treat each other with respect, and to adhere to laws, regulations and standards as referenced above.
We invest in educating our staff to recognise the risks of modern slavery and human trafficking in our business and supply chains. Through our training programmes, employees are encouraged to identify and report any potential breaches of the organisation’s anti-slavery and human trafficking policy. Employees are taught the benefits of stringent measures to tackle slavery and human trafficking, as well as the consequences of failing to eradicate slavery and human trafficking from our business and supply chains.
This statement is made in accordance with Section 54(1) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and constitutes Cappagh’s slavery and human trafficking statement for the financial year commencing 1st April 2018 and ending 31st March 2019.
It will be reviewed and updated annually.