Countrywide LPG Ltd: Modern Slavery Act 2015Slavery and Human Trafficking Statement for the Year Ended 31 March 2018Our Policy
Countrywide LPG Ltd is opposed to slavery and human trafficking in any part of our activities or our supply chain. We are therefore committed to ensuring that we have adequate policies and procedures in place to identify and prevent these practices.
We met the turnover threshold applicable under section 54 of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 in the period covered by this statement.
We are a distributor of LPG in the energy sector. Seasonal work is a feature of the industry in which we operate. More information on our business in available at www.countrywidelpg.co.uk.
We operate independently within the DCC Group. DCC has its headquarters in Dublin, Ireland, and is listed on the London Stock Exchange.
Additional information on the DCC Group is available at www.dcc.ie.
Our business is based in Evesham, England. Most of our team is based at our Evesham office although we have a number of small depot sites across the Midlands and South of England.
Our Supply Chains
We only source products from reputable suppliers who are based in the UK.
Integrity and Ethical Trading: Slavery and Human Trafficking
Countrywide LPG Ltd acts ethically and with integrity towards our employees and in all our business relationships. In addition, take appropriate steps to ensure that all the products we sell meet applicable legal and ethical standards.
Our policy on slavery and human trafficking is set out at the commencement of this statement.
Procedures on Slavery and Human Trafficking
As part of our ethical approach referred to above, we take the following steps:
• Assess potential risk areas in our supply chains;
• Mitigate the risk of slavery and human trafficking occurring in our supply chains, including by reviewing, where necessary, the controls that our suppliers have in place and carrying out other suitable checks;
• Monitor potential risk areas in our supply chains on a periodic basis.
Responsibility for ensuring that our procedures are adequate and are adhered to in all areas of our activities rests with the directors of Countrywide LPG Ltd.
We are audited by independent external auditors annually and we take legal advice, as necessary, on the topic of slavery and human trafficking from a leading law firm.
Nature of this 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 ended 31 March 2018.
This statement has been approved by the board of directors of Countrywide LPG Ltd.