The Modern Slavery Act 2015 (the “Act”) is a UK law that came into force in 2015. The Act requires commercial organisations who supply goods or services to publish a slavery and human trafficking statement for each financial year. As a motorbike insurance specialist , Bennetts Motorcycling Services Limited is fully supportive of the Act and, as required by the Act, this statement sets out the steps taken during the financial year ended 31st January 2020 to combat slavery and human trafficking in our business and supply chains.
Bennetts provides a range of motorbike insurance products and services to consumers and is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. As a company we have over 180 staff in our UK offices. More information about our business can be found at: Bennetts.co.uk.
Our supply chains
Our supply chains include business partners in the provision of insurance services such as insurance companies and claims service providers; and also providers of other services necessary to run our business effectively, such as IT, printing provision and facilities.
We recognise the right of each employee to freedom of association, including the right to join trade unions. We ensure that we comply with employment legislation as regards child employment and we do not employ people who do not have the right to work in the UK.
Due diligence and contracting
The Contract Governance Process Policy mandates the requirement for checking compliance with all applicable laws. This is done by adhering to the steps defined in the Contract Governance Process to make sure there is appropriate oversight and review of contracts before they are entered into.
To ensure a high level of understanding of the risks of modern slavery and human trafficking in our supply chains and our business, staff involved in purchasing and entering into contractual arrangements on behalf of Bennetts have been made aware of the provisions, requirements and importance of the Act. We use online training to ensure that our staff are aware of the Act and the wider issues around slavery and human trafficking.
As part of our annual review a supplier health check is completed which will include compliance with the Act.
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 ending 31 January 2020.
The board of directors of Bennetts Motorcycling Services Limited approved this statement on 8th September 2020.