The Slavery and Human Trafficking Statement (“the Statement”) is made in accordance with section 54 (1) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 by Inland Homes plc and each of its group companies for the financial reporting year to 30 September 2022.
Inland Homes plc has a zero-tolerance approach to modern slavery within our business operations and supply chain. In this Statement, we set out our approach to meeting the requirements of the Modern Slavery Act.
Inland Homes is an established brownfield developer, housebuilder and partnership housing company with a focus on the South and South East of England.
Our supply chain includes infrastructure and construction contractors, sub-contractors, consultants and professional service advisors. We also work closely with a range of stakeholders including housing associations, housebuilders, funders, local and planning authorities, regulatory bodies, Homes England and joint venture partners.
The activities of the Group and its joint ventures are undertaken solely in the United Kingdom and all the Group’s companies and joint ventures have their registered office in England. Inland Homes plc is an AIM-listed organisation.
Training and staff awareness
Our employees are aware that Inland Homes operates a zero-tolerance approach to modern slavery in our business and supply chains. Mandatory modern slavery awareness training is provided to all new employees, supported by annual refresher training.
The Group regularly reviews it policies and procedures to ensure they remain appropriate. The following policies support our approach to compliance with the Modern Slavery Act and review is mandatory for all staff.
The Group’s Anti-Slavery and Human Trafficking Policy has been implemented across our supply chain and to staff. This includes training, visual awareness (digital and on site), induction package and Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS) card check, and ongoing monitoring.
The Group’s Whistleblowing Policy sets out a robust approach to reporting concerns about the existence of modern slavery in our business and supply chain and protects staff in that regard.
Action taken in the 2022 financial year:
In addition to the above activity, in the year ended 30 September 2022, the Group:
Implemented the agreement signed with Construction Line in the previous reporting period. The agreement provides access to Construction Line’s subcontractor verification platform.
Implemented a formal process to confirm labour agencies we work with have formal processes in place to combat modern slavery and labour exploitation.
Objectives for the year ahead:
Ensure all staff complete their annual digital refresher training.
This statement was approved by the Board of Directors at its meeting on 28 July 2023 and signed on its behalf by:
This Statement and the associated polices remain subject to annual monitoring and review.