Handford Homes recognises its responsibilities under the Modern Slavery Act 2015 (MSA) and is fully committed to taking a robust approach in the prevention of slavery and human trafficking in its corporate activities and to ensuring that its supply chains are free from slavery and human trafficking.
Handford Homes has a zero tolerance to slavery and human trafficking and is committed to ensuring that there is no modern slavery or human trafficking in our supply chains or in any part of our business and will work with partners and other organisations to ensure that any instances within the Borough of Ipswich are rooted out and dealt with. This will include working with the local police and providing extra training for our front-line staff and empowering them to report any instances they come across in their professional dealings with local businesses and the community that they become suspicious of, through a clear and easy to use reporting procedure.
With regards to blacklisting this is prohibited and will not be tolerated by Handford Homes. Handford Homes regards this behaviour or practice unacceptable including (but not limited to) the blacklisting of trade union members.
If bidders are identified as not observing the Councils statement on Modern Slavery and or are found to be blacklisting, then they will automatically be excluded from the relevant procurement process.
If any contract has been entered into as a result a procurement, then the contract will be terminated, and any costs incurred by the Council will be recoverable from the bidder.