CSR

Modern Day Slavery & Human Trafficking Policy Statement

Q-Park Ltd acknowledges its responsibilities under the Modern Slavery Act 2015

Organisation

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 2020.

 

Organisation's structure and business

The Organisation is an independent international 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 322 individuals and has over 15 million customers across the UK and Ireland. We have 75 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 72 Merrion Street, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS2 8LW 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 the Organisation will safeguard against any form of modern slavery and human trafficking taking place within the business and/or our supply chain network.

 

Definitions

The organisation considers that Modern Slavery encompasses:

  • Human trafficking
  • Forced work, through mental or physical threat
  • Being owned or controlled by an employer through mental or physical abuse or threat of abuse
  • Being dehumanised, treated as a commodity or being sold as property
  • Being physically constrained or to have restrictions placed on freedom of movement.

 

Commitment

The Organisation acknowledges its responsibilities in relation to tackling modern slavery and commits to complying with the provisions in the Modern Slavery Act 2015. The Organisation understands that this requires an ongoing review of both its internal practices in relation to its labour forces and, additionally, its supply chains.

 

The 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 the Organisation in the pursuance of the provision of its own services is obtained by means of slavery or human trafficking. The 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.

 

Supply Chains

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. 

 

 

Potential exposure

 

In general, the Organisation considers its exposure to slavery/human trafficking to be relatively limited.

 

Due diligence

The 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.

The 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:

 

  • Outlining our expectations and requirements to our suppliers to ensure they are compliant with the Modern Slavery Act.
  • Carry out regular audits to ensure all of our employees are paid at least the National Minimum Wage and have the right to work in the UK & Ireland.
  • In the process of designing in house training on modern slavery
  • Appointed a named individual to oversee the compliance with the Modern Slavery Act

 

Policies and Process

The 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.

Whistleblowing Policy

Recruitment Procedure

Corporate Social Responsibilities

 

Slavery Compliance Officer

The Organisation has a Slavery Compliance Officer, 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.

 

Adam Bidder
Managing Director, Q-Park UK & Ireland        Date: 09/04/2021

 

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