This statement is made pursuant to section 54(1) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and constitutes the GFM slavery and human trafficking statement for the financial year ending April 2020 and has been approved by the Board of Grosvenor Facilities Management Ltd. GFM provides clear guidance on the behaviours and actions we expect from all the people and organisations that work with the company. GFM has a zero tolerance approach toward slavery or human trafficking. We are committed to continually improving our practices to combat slavery and human trafficking and to encourage the same high standards from our supply chain and other business partners.
GFM is a national provider of facilities management services to a wide range of clients covering a range of industry sectors. We have over 500 employees across the UK with an annual turnover of £25m and a registered head office in Harrogate, Yorkshire.
The GFM Supplier Code of Conduct reflects our commitment to acting ethically and with integrity in all our business relationships. We believe our highest areas of potential risk are within our supply chain, and in the provision of agency labour. In order to mitigate our supply chain risk, we require suppliers in the UK to confirm that they (and their supply chain) will comply with our Supplier Code of Conduct and always pass through our approved contractor requirements prior to the commencement of work, as part of their contractual relationship with GFM. If a problem is identified we will work together with the supplier to address any areas of concern, and if necessary, will remove them as a supplier/contractor. GFM conducts rigorous pre-employment checks including eligibility to work, references, qualifications and proof of national insurance numbers.
GFM does not use or accept forced, bonded or involuntary prison labour or child labour; nor will we hold onto our workers’ papers or knowingly work with businesses that do. Our Code of Conduct provides guidance to all our staff on acting at all times according to the highest principles.
We operate a number of internal policies to ensure that we are conducting business in an ethical and transparent manner, including whistleblowing and recruitment policies.
We review our policies and procedures regularly, not only to ensure they remain relevant, but also to review our progress. This statement applies to all operations associated with Grosvenor Facilities Management Limited.
Chief Operating Officer
1st April 2020