IT Fleet Automotive Anti-Slavery and Human Trafficking Statement 2018/19

Introduction by Andrew Timmis - Managing Director

Modern slavery is a crime and a violation of fundamental human rights. It takes various forms, such as slavery, servitude, forced and compulsory labour and human trafficking, all of which have in common the deprivation of a person's liberty by another in order to exploit them for personal or commercial gain.   IT Fleet Automotive has a zero-tolerance approach to modern slavery and we are committed to acting ethically and with integrity in all our business dealings and relationships, and to implementing and enforcing effective systems and controls to ensure modern slavery is not taking place anywhere in our own business or in any of our supply chains.

We are committed to ensuring there is transparency in our own business and in our approach to tackling modern slavery throughout our supply chains, consistent with our disclosure obligations under the Modern Slavery Act 2015. We expect the same high standards from all of our contractors, suppliers and other business partners, and as part of our contracting processes, we include specific prohibitions against the use of forced, compulsory or trafficked labour, or anyone held in slavery or servitude, whether adults or children, and we expect that our suppliers will hold their own suppliers to the same high standards.

Organisation's Business and Structure

IT Fleet Automotive are dedicated to Automotive Industry Related Services. We operate from a number of sites across the United Kingdom only.  Our head office is situated in Raydon, Essex.

Our business activities include vehicle refurbishment, collection and delivery of vehicles and automotive auctions.

As well as the Management Team that reports to the Managing Director, there are the following operational and administrative/functional teams:

  • Transport
  • Customer Service/Sales
  • Refurbishment
  • Accounts
  • Human Resources
  • Recruitment
  • Training

As at May 2018, we have a total of 255 employees and over 300 self-employed contractors working across IT Fleet’s premises, providing driving and vehicle refurbishment services.  The company has an annual turnover of approximately £36 million.

Our Supply Chains

IT Fleet Automotive’s supply chains includes purchasing vehicle parts and consumables from a number of different suppliers based in the United Kingdom.  Also, we work with self-employed contractors who supply expertise in painting, panel beating and valeting in our refurbishment centres, and drivers who collect and deliver vehicles to and from our customer premises, on our behalf.

Our Policies on Slavery and Human Trafficking

We are committed to ensuring that there is no modern slavery or human trafficking in any part of our business and in so far as is possible, we require our suppliers to hold a similar ethos.

Due Diligence Processes for Slavery and Human Trafficking

IT Fleet Automotive have a Whistleblowing Policy to protect whistle blowers who highlight to us any risk of slavery or human trafficking within our business.

Training

To ensure a high level of understanding of the risks of modern slavery and human trafficking in our supply chains and our business, we aim to deliver awareness training for all our staff.

Statement

This statement is made pursuant to section 54(1) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and constitutes our slavery and human trafficking statement for the financial year ending 31 March 2018.

Managing Director's signature:

Andrew Timmis

May 2018