We are aware of the misery caused by the global problem of modern slavery and human trafficking and the difficulties in tackling the issue. We take our responsibilities very seriously and wish to work with our suppliers to ensure positive labour standards across all of our global supply chains. This statement is made by Happy Hire (the Company) pursuant to section 54(1) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015.
1) Our business and supply chains.
We aim to be a leading provider of vehicle rental services. Our supply chains include vehicle manufacturers, telecom/technology providers; vehicle parts/repairs, uniforms, transportation, etc. The Company takes the following steps to identify risks of modern slavery and human trafficking within our business and our supply chain.
2) Our policies on slavery and human trafficking
We strive to conduct our business in a manner consistent with the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights and the International Labour Organization's Fundamental Conventions and are committed to ensuring that there is no modern slavery or human trafficking in any part of our business, including our supply chains. All of our employees are subject to the Company’s Code of Conduct which requires that they adhere to the highest standards of ethics, integrity and compliance in all aspects of our business. For our supply chain, the Company has introduced Standards of Conduct which serve as the foundation of our relationships and represent our commitment to ensuring that our suppliers uphold ethical standards. The Standards of Conduct set out the Company’s expectations for our suppliers to uphold at all times ethical standards and adhere to social and environmental responsibilities for the good of the communities that we serve and the promotion of human rights including human trafficking, slavery, labour, human rights, anti bribery and anti-corruption and ethical behaviour in their business dealings.
Our Standards of Conduct prohibit modern slavery and human trafficking, including specific prohibitions on forced labour, child labour and the requirement to comply with wage laws and protect employees from harassment and discrimination. We do not tolerate any physically abusive disciplinary practices among our suppliers and partners.
3) Supplier due diligence
We assess risk related to human trafficking and forced labour associated with our supply chain through our supplier due diligence process.
We provide our employees with training and guidance about the Company’s standards and expect that they will adhere to these at all times.
5) Monitoring and reporting
We require our suppliers to assign a senior member of their business to promote compliance with the Third Party Standards of Conduct and to aim to obtain commitment from their own suppliers to comply with the Third Party Standards of Conduct. Our partners and suppliers are encouraged to periodically conduct self-evaluations to ensure that they and their subcontractors comply with our human rights standards, and requires them to use this information to identify and mitigate risks. Suppliers are required to report to the Company any risks that cannot be mitigated and that may impact the products or services they supply to the Company.
Steve Farrier - Director