Modern Slavery Statement

Yellow Buses Holding Group Modern Slavery Statement

 

At Yellow Buses Holding Group (t/a Bournemouth Transport Limited and Yellow Coaches Limited) we recognize that slavery and human trafficking are significant human rights issues. This statement reflects our commitment to acting ethically and with integrity in all our business relationships. We are committed to taking appropriate and proportionate steps to mitigate the risk of these occurring within our business and our supply chain 

Our mission is to provide those we serve with a safe, reliable, value for money, integrated, public transport network which has the least impact on our environment. 

The Board of Directors have examined the risk of modern slavery within its business operations and considers the risks to be low. This assessment is based on the current procedures we have in place and the nature of our business, which is a service operating solely within the UK. 

Our Supply Chains 

Our supply chains predominately provide vehicles, fuel, materials, and equipment for our own use, including:  

  • Engineering supplies/parts 

  • Office equipment & stationery 

  • Legal, accounting, and professional advisers Parts and components 

  • Cleaning materials  

  • Uniforms 

We procure our directly sourced supplies from UK based organizations that are required to comply with UK laws on forced labor. 

Due diligence processes for slavery and human trafficking 

As a business we ensure that we identify and assess potential risk areas in our operation and supply chains. The key areas of our operation that could be affected by slavery and human trafficking are our directly hired employees, agency workers working on our behalf, contractors working on our premises, and the workforce of our supply chain who supply to our business. 

The steps that we take to mitigate risks in relation to each of these areas are as follows: 

Employees 

As a service provider, are largest resource is its employees. We verify that all employees have the right to work in the UK before commencement of their employment.  

  1. We pay at or above the appropriate National Minimum Wage and/or Living Wage rates.  

  1. We make all employees aware of their working hours, leave and absence entitlements and other employment benefits upon joining the business and as part of their induction. 

  1. We prohibit the use of forced labor and training is available to our staff. 

Agency workers 

We may only occasionally engage agency workers. In this event, all suppliers of agency workers would be required to:  

  1. Ensure their agency workers have the right to work in the UK. 

  1. Confirm that they do not charge workers a work finding fee and. 

  1. Ensure they have procedures in place to minimize the risk of recruiting forced or bonded labor. 

Subcontractors 

We require subcontractors to ensure their employees have the right to work in the UK. 

We want all sub-contractors that purchase materials for use in our business to consider the risk of modern slavery in their supply chain. 

Suppliers 

We procure our directly sourced supplies from UK based organizations that are required to comply with UK laws on forced labor. 

All suppliers and contractors are required to ensure that they comply with the statutory requirements in respect of the Modern Slavery Act 2015, which in turn, confirms to us that the risk of slavery in our supply chain has been minimized. 

As a business we ensure that whistleblowers are protected.  

Our whistleblowing procedure allows any employee or third party to confidentially raise a concern. 

This statement will be reviewed annually and is made pursuant to section 54(1) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015.  

David Squire 
Managing Director 
Reviewed: 09-2021 
Review date: 09-2022