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Modern Slavery

George Beattie and Sons Limited, with a turnover of less than £36m, pursuant to section 54(1) ‘Transparency in
Supply chains’ does not have a legal obligation to provide a slavery and human trafficking statement for each
financial year. However, in order to be transparent about what is happening within our business, this statement
clarifies our position.
This Statement will be provided to any interested parties, Clients and other stakeholders, upon request and will be
reviewed annually by the Managing Director in association with designated personnel.
1. Introduction
Slavery and human trafficking is a worldwide reality and an abomination in this modern age. The Company takes a
robust approach and is committed to preventing slavery and human trafficking in its work activities, and to ensuring
that its supply chains are free from slavery and human trafficking.
We all have a responsibly to be alert to the risks, however small, in our business and in the wider supply chain;
Company personnel are expected to report concerns and the Managing Director or designated person will act upon
This statement sets out the Company’s actions to understand all potential modern slavery risks related to our
business and to put in place steps aimed at ensuring that there is no slavery or human trafficking in our business
and its suppliers/sub-contractors.
This statement covers the activities of the Company; these services are demolition, dismantling, and non-licensable
asbestos removal.
2. Countries of operation and supply chain
The Company currently operates in the United Kingdom and does not undertake work in any other countries.
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 within its business or the business of its suppliers/sub-contractors.
3. Supplier/sub-contractor adherence to our values
We have zero tolerance to slavery and human trafficking. We communicate this and expect all those in our supply
chain and contractors to comply with our values.
All suppliers and sub-contractors are required to complete a questionnaire to ensure that they meet our
standards/requirements e.g. Health & Safety. Equal Opportunities and are free from modern slavery and or human
trafficking etc.
4. High-risk activities
Recruitment of temporary labour and paying the agency not the employee is potentially open to this risk. The
current migrant crisis is of concern, as we know that the illegal immigrants are entering the country and without
access to means to support themselves they may fall foul of gang lords who offer cheap unskilled labour.
Company policy is to recruit and pay staff directly; agency labour is a last resort when all other avenues have been
5. Responsibility
Responsibility for the Company's anti-slavery initiatives is as follows:
• Policies: The Managing Director, in association with the QHSE Advisor, is responsible for implementing and
reviewing policies and the processes/statutory requirements by which they were developed.
• Risk assessments: The Managing Director, in association with the QHSE Advisor, is responsible for
assessing hazards and related risks for all work activities; in addition, they are also responsible for ensuring
that all sub-contractors and suppliers meet our standards and values and that all staff are aware of the
problem and what they must do if these standards are not met.
All Company personnel Staffs understand their obligation to this in the same way that they understand their
obligation to Health & Safety, Environmental, Equal Opportunities and Diversity, etc.
• Material source, services & equipment – the Company only utilises specified reputable companies to
source and supply goods, services and equipment.
6. Relevant policies
The Company operates the following policies that describe its approach to the identification of modern slavery risks
and steps to be taken to prevent slavery and human trafficking in its operations
• Whistleblowing policy The Company encourages all Company personnel, Clients and any other involved
persons to report any concerns related to either Company activities, or those of suppliers/sub-contractors to
the Company; this includes any circumstances that may give rise to an enhanced risk of slavery or human
The Company's whistleblowing procedure is designed to make it easy for workers to make disclosures,
without fear of retaliation. Company personnel, Clients or others who have concerns can contact the
Managing Director in a confidential communication.
• Company personnel Company requirements, detailed in the Integrated Management System and related
Policies/Manuals, makes it clear to all Company personnel the actions and behaviour expected of them when
representing the Company. The Company strives to maintain the highest standards of employee conduct and
ethical behaviour when carrying out our works and managing suppliers/sub-contractors.
• Supplier/Procurement code of conduct The Company is committed to ensuring that its’ suppliers/subcontractors
adhere to the highest standards of ethics. Suppliers/sub-contractors are required to demonstrate
that they provide safe working conditions where necessary, treat workers with dignity and respect, act ethically
and within the law in their use of labour.
The Company will work with suppliers/sub-contractors to ensure that they meet required standards with
regards to all statutory requirements; serious violations of Company/statutory requirements will either lead to
the termination of the sub-contract or removal from the Company approved supplier list.
7. Due diligence
As part of our initiative to identify and mitigate risk:
• We will recruit and pay staff directly; agency personnel will only be used as a last resort, such personnel will
be from a reputable agency and checks will be made to determine that the correct monies are being paid to
the individuals;
• Where possible we build long standing relationships with local suppliers and make clear our expectations of
business behaviour;
• Our point of contact for suppliers/sub-contractors is UK based; we require them to provide evidence of suitable
anti-slavery and human trafficking policies and processes.
• We have in place systems to encourage the reporting of concerns and the protection of whistle blowers.
• The Company undertakes due diligence when employing new suppliers/sub-contractors, and regularly reviews
its existing suppliers/sub-contractors as appropriate;
• The Company communicates this Policy to all Company personnel and identifies the requirements contained
This Policy constitutes the company’s human trafficking statement and, alongside all other Company policies, will
be reviewed formally at our annual Management Review Meeting.
Eventual responsibility for fulfilling the defined responsibilities and arrangements is vested in the undersigned,

Professional memberships Demolition Contractors Association Accredited Site Audit Scheme - National Federation of Demolition Contractors Constructonline TUV ISO 9001, iSO 14001, BS OHSAS18001 Scottish Building Federation National Demolition Training Group (NDTG) Scottish Plant Owners Association (SPAO) Considerate Constructors Scheme Safecontractor Approved