Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking Statement


Introduction

E P Barrus Ltd is committed to ensuring acts of modern day slavery and human trafficking does not exist within its business and supply chains. The Company acknowledges responsibility to the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and will ensure transparency within the organisation and with suppliers of goods to the organisation.

Our Business

We are an importer and distributor of engines; developing partnerships with major international companies representing leading brands in the garden machinery, garden tools, marine and industrial engine sectors. We are also recognised worldwide as a leading custom-engine builder supplying direct to original equipment manufacturers.

Our Supply Chain

Our worldwide supply chain consists of:

  • Finished Product Core suppliers serviced with distributor agreements
  • Finished Product Non-core suppliers
  • Consumable suppliers used in bespoke engineering applications

Our policies on slavery and human trafficking

We are committed to ensuring that there is no modern slavery or human trafficking in our supply chain or in any part of our business. Our Anti-slavery statement 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 in our supply chains. 

Due diligence processes for slavery and human trafficking

As part of our initiative to identify and migrate risk –

  • We build long standing relationships with core suppliers, serviced with distributor agreements.  Conduct and record regular supplier site visits and obtained suppliers own supply chain slavery and human trafficking statements.
  • We annually review, monitor and record non-core suppliers via site visits and vendor selection and assessment processes. 
  • We annually review consumable suppliers via vendor selection and assessment process and collect data on their internal policies and procedures.
  • We make clear to all suppliers our expectations of business behaviour.  
  • We have in place systems to encourage the reporting of concerns.
  • We are committed to continually improve our processes and controls.

Supplier adherence to our values

We have zero tolerance to slavery and human trafficking. We expect all those in our supply chain to comply with our values.

Training

To ensure a high level of understanding of the risks of modern slavery and human trafficking in our supply chain and our business, we provide training to relevant members of staff.  All Directors and Senior Managers have been briefed on the subject.

Our effectiveness in combating slavery and human trafficking

We use the following key performance indicators to measure how effective we have been to ensure that slavery and human trafficking is not taking place in any part of our business or supply chains:

  • Completion of audits including site visits and vendor assessment forms by the Managerial team.
  • Annual audits and collation of data of vendor assessment forms completed by consumable suppliers.
  • Use of labour monitoring and payroll systems.
  • Level of communication and personal contact with supply chain to ensure their understanding of, and compliance with, our expectations.

 

Signed on behalf of E P Barrus Ltd:

 

 

 

R. Muir

Managing Director 

This policy statement will be reviewed annually and published.

Please click on the below link to download a signed PDF copy of our statement:-

Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking Statement

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Marketing Services Department,
E.P. Barrus Ltd, 
Glen Way,
Launton Road
Bicester, Oxfordshire
OX26 4UR        

Tel: 01869 363636
Fax: 08714 298109
Email: customerservices@barrus.co.uk        

VAT Number: GB226662558

Company Registration Number: 148476

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