Anti-Slavery and Human Trafficking Statement
Jennings Motor Group operates Dealerships across the North East Region. The products Jennings sells are sourced from a broad range of national and international manufacturers and suppliers.
As a Company Jennings attitude to Modern Slavery is one of zero tolerance and we will undertake all practical steps to ensure ethical trading. We have a culture of doing the right thing, and our reputation is built on trust. Therefore we will seek to identify and manage any potential risks associated with Modern Slavery.
What is Modern Slavery?
The term Slavery & Human Trafficking covers a number of specific offences under the Modern Slavery Act (2015) but in very general terms Slavery is where ownership is exercised over a person, where individuals are coerced into providing their service or do so under threat of a penalty. Human Trafficking covers arranging or facilitating the travel of individuals with a view to exploiting them. Modern Slavery is a criminal offence.
The Motor Trade supply chain has one of the most complicated of any industry. Whilst ultimately the majority of risks within the Jennings business rest with our manufacturers and suppliers, we will endeavour via effective communication with our suppliers and contractors to reduce the opportunity for Modern Slavery to occur.
Due Diligence Processes
We plan to:
- Conduct risk assessments to determine which parts of our business and suppliers are at most risk of Modern Slavery.
- Through our procurement and tender processes communicate our zero tolerance attitude to Modern Slavery.
- Train all staff that has procurement responsibility on the issues of Modern Slavery.
- Ensure all staff understand what the Modern Slavery Act is and how to report any issues.
We will review and develop our due diligence processes on a regular basis.
Jennings aims to conduct business with the highest standards of ethics, honesty and integrity. Anyone concerned about a Modern Slavery issue related to the direct activities, or the supply chains of the Company should report the matter to the HR Department.
- Human Resources Department
- Jennings Motor Group
- Parsons Road
- Tyne & Wear
- NE37 1EZ
This statement has been approved by the Managing Director who will review and update it annually.
Nas Khan - Managing Director