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Modern Slavery Transparency Statement

This statement is made on behalf of KR Group (Scotland) Limited (KR Group) and its affiliated undertakings pursuant to Section 54 (1) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015.

KR Group is a steel, cladding and solutions company that works regionally and throughout the UK. KR Steel was originally founded over 20 years ago as a family business and has since grown with the addition of the Group, KR Cladding and KR Solutions. A strong, highly experienced staff base allows the Company to operate in a quick and efficient manner, ensuring clients are given a first class, cost effective service. The Company work across many sectors from Domestic and Agricultural to Commercial and Industrial. Further details can be found on our websites www.krsteel.co.uk and www.krcladding.co.uk.

Commitment

The Company are committed to ensuring there is no slavery, servitude, forced or compulsory human labour, abuse of power over vulnerable individuals, human trafficking or any other form of exploitation as contemplated by the MSA (Modern Slavery) in any part of our business or in our supply chain.

We welcome transparency and this statement sets out for the public, our clients, suppliers and employees, the steps that we are taking in this regard.

Our Policies

At KR Group, we strive for transparent business operations and performance. We adhere to a high set of ethics and values that guide our procedures and management decisions.

As an organisation, KR Group is committed to expanding its operations in a sustainable manner for the benefit of its customers, its employees and the wider communities and environments on which it impacts.

For example, at the point of recruitment, appropriate checks in accordance with relevant laws are carried out on prospective employees, and our HR team works to make sure that pay and conditions are appropriately managed.

In accordance with our commitment to acting ethically and with integrity in all our business relationships, we intend to implement effective systems and controls to ensure Modern Slavery is not taking place in our supply chains. This will involve ensuring the effective communications and reinforcement of our relevant policies, which give a clear view of the values and principles that underpin all our work and that we expect all persons involved in our business and supply chain to adhere to. These policies comprise our Anti-Slavery and Trafficking Policy (applicable and available to all our agents, consultants, contractors, employees and temporary workers).

Suppliers

KR Group procures goods and services from a variety of suppliers. We select our suppliers with care – in order to identify and mitigate the risk of Modern Slavery in our supply chain we undertake checks/due diligence in connection with Modern Slavery on existing suppliers and prospective suppliers on a risk assessed basis.

This due diligence includes an online search and on-site audits which includes a review of working conditions. Our Anti-Slavery policy forms part of our contract with all suppliers and they are required to confirm that no part of their business contradicts this policy.

In addition to the above, as part of our contract with suppliers, we require that they confirm to us that:

  • They have taken steps to eradicate Modern Slavery within their business
  • They hold their own suppliers to account over Modern Slavery
  • They pay their employees at least the National Minimum Wage/National Living Wage (as appropriate)
  • (For international employees) they pay their employees any prevailing minimum wage applicable within their country of operations
  • We may terminate the contract at any time should any instances of Modern Slavery come to light.

In respect of existing clients, the outcome of this allows us to take appropriate steps to manage any risk of Modern Slavery including reconsidering the continued relationship with those suppliers. In respect of prospective suppliers, the outcome of this due diligence informs our decision to include them on our supply chain.

This statement was approved by the Board of Directors on 4th June 2019

Directors Name: Nicola Fraser

 

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