This statement applies to Q-Park Ltd (UK & Ireland) (referred to in this statement as “the Organisation”). The information included in the statement refers to the Organisations financial year ending 2022.
The Organisation is an independent European parking company with good to strong market position in many European countries. We fulfil the need for quality parking solutions at strategic locations. The Organisation employs 450 FTEs in UK & Ireland and has over 15 million customers across these geographical locations. We have 78 facilities in the UK 18 facilities in Ireland. All of our customers recognise our house style and respect our trustworthy ethos. The Organisation successfully provides a solid overall performance, hospitable people, and an outstanding financial base. We embrace cultural and social sensitivities in our quality ambition. The Organisation, who’s head office is situated at 1a East Parade, Leeds, LS1 2AD acknowledges its responsibilities under the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and has a zero-tolerance approach to modern slavery and human trafficking and is committed to acting ethically, with integrity and transparency in all business dealings. Where practicably possible our Organisation will safeguard against any form of modern slavery and human trafficking taking place within the business and/or our supply chain network.
The organisation considers that Modern Slavery encompasses:
Our Organisation acknowledges its responsibilities in relation to tackling modern slavery and commits to complying with the provisions in the Modern Slavery Act 2015. Our Organisation understands that this requires an ongoing review of both its internal practices in relation to its labour forces and, additionally, its supply chains. Our Organisation does not enter into business with any other organisation which knowingly supports or is found to involve itself in slavery, servitude and forced compulsory labour. No labour provided to Our Organisation in the pursuance of the provision of its own services is obtained by means of slavery or human trafficking. Our Organisation strictly adheres to the minimum standards required in relation to its responsibilities under relevant employment legislation in the UK and Ireland, and in many cases exceeds those minimums in relation to its employees.
In order to fulfil its activities, the main supply chains of the Organisation include those related to products and services of parking equipment, IT hardware and software, recruitment agencies and training suppliers.
In general, the Organisation considers its exposure to slavery/human trafficking to be relatively limited.
Our Organisation carries out due diligence processes in relation to ensuring slavery and/or human trafficking does not take place in its organisation or supply chains, including a review of its suppliers. Our Organisation has not, to its knowledge, conducted any business with another organisation which has been found to have involved itself with Modern Slavery.
In accordance with s54(4) the Modern Slavery Act 2015, the Organisation has taken/is taking the following steps to ensure that modern slavery is not taking place:
Our Organisation has the following policies which further define its stance on modern slavery; recruitment policy, supplier code of conduct, whistleblowing policy and a group corporate social responsibility program.
In 2022 a new Head of HR for UK & Ireland was appointed and we achieved the following:
The Organisation has a Slavery Compliance Officer, the Head of HR for UK & Ireland to who all concerns regarding modern slavery should be addressed, and who will then undertake relevant action with regard to the Organisations obligations.
This statement is made in pursuance of s.54(1) or the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and will be reviewed for each financial year.
Managing Director, Q-Park UK & Ireland