Morses Club PLC (MCL) has a corporate responsibility to ensure that modern day slavery and human trafficking do not form part of the business or supply chain.
This statement describes how MCL is committed to compliance with section 54, Part 6 of the Modern Slavery Act 2015.
MCL is a financial services business that employs over 600 people, including its subsidiary, Shelby Finance Limited. As a part of conducting business, MCL and its subsidiaries, have a number of supplier relationships, the majority of which are UK based.
The business is committed to ensuring that there is no modern slavery or human trafficking in our supply chains or in any part of our business. Our Anti-slavery Policy reflects our commitment to acting ethically and with integrity in all of our business relationships and to implementing and enforcing effective systems and controls to prevent slavery and human trafficking taking place in our supply chains.
As part of our standard procurement process and to ensure compliance with our policy, MCL request that all suppliers are contractually obliged to respond to an annual audit questionnaire.
During 2017 a supply chain risk assessment was completed on more than 100 suppliers. This process was based on information about the supplier including the industry sector and geographical location. The results produced a supplier risk rating that can be used to prioritise future due diligence. This is a continual process and a risk assessment is completed on all new suppliers. No suppliers within the MCL supply chain have been identified as ‘high risk’.
Annually, all suppliers are asked to confirm what steps they are taking to prevent Modern Slavery and to provide details of how they treat their employees in terms of wages, working hours and training.
MCL also make balanced decisions surrounding supplier selection to ensure compliance with the Act.
For both national and international supply chains, the point of contact is preferably with a UK company or subsidiary and MCL expect a suitable response from these entities on their antislavery and human trafficking policies and processes. MCL has systems in place to encourage the reporting of concerns and to protect whistle blowers.
To ensure a high level of understanding of the risks of modern slavery and human trafficking in our supply chains and our business, MCL provides training to relevant members of staff.
MCL continues to review its policies and processes with the full approval of the Board of Directors to ensure that the best approach is taken and to ensure the maintenance of high standards within our supply chain.
Chief Executive Officer
Morses Club PLC