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Modern Slavery

Modern Slavery

Slavery and Human Trafficking remains a hidden blight within society. The Havebury Housing Partnership (‘Havebury’) as a socially responsible business, has a responsibly to be alert to the risks, however small, in our business and in the wider supply chain.

Modern Slavery and Havebury Housing Partnership.

Employees will report any concerns, and Management and the Board will act upon them.

We want to ensure that Slavery and Human Trafficking is not happening within Havebury. Or it’s supply chain

Havebury is a specialist provider of affordable and social housing.

We also provide a comprehensive range of services. Including maintenance for over 6,500 homes in West Suffolk.

This area also extends to the surrounding East Anglia region.

Havebury has an annual turnover of more than £36 million and employs above 200 members of staff.

Organisation’s structure

Havebury is a charitable registered society. Under the Co-operative and Community Benefit Societies Act 2014 (7648).

It is regulated by the Regulator of Social Housing (LH4339). Havebury’s registered office address is Havebury House, Western Way, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, IP33 3SP.

Havebury has two small wholly owned property services and development companies. These operatr within the East Anglia Region.

Design & Build Services East Ltd

Specialising in the procurement of building and development services.

Havebury Homes Ltd
Which develops properties for market sale.

Our supply chains – modern slavery

Havebury does not currently trade outside the UK. Wherever possible procures labour and materials within the local community.

Our supply chains include construction, building maintenance, heating and kitchen installation.

It also includes;

  • Property cleaning
  • Maintenance services
  • Purchasing of ICT and office equipment. Related to the management, maintenance and provision of social and affordable housing.

We also work with specialist providers who provide care and support services to our residents.

Due diligence processes for modern slavery and human trafficking

Havebury will be providing training to staff to ensure high levels of understanding.
The training will cover the risks of;

  • Modern slavery
  • Human Trafficking
  • Our supply chain
  • The business

This training, where appropriate will be offered to;

  • Havebury’s supply chain
  • Business partners
  • Residents

Havebury will work to develop procedures and policies to prevent Modern Slavery.

The Leadership Team will also review the Contract Register. This is to identify and check particularly high risk contracts. They will also use data collated from Contract Review Meeting Reports to track the effectiveness of these processes.

The results of this review will be reported to Strategic Board on a yearly basis.

Havebury’s Management Charter promotes open and transparent communications between managers and staff.

The ‘Whistleblowing Policy’ means employees can raise concerns over anything in the business. Including those relating to Modern Slavery.

Our contracts will include specific clauses in relation to Modern Slavery.

Contractors are legally bound to certify that they in turn conduct due diligence on their supply chains. Signed by Donald McKenzie, Chairman of Strategic Board Monday 1st October 2018

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