Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking Statement 2016

Introduction

This statement is made pursuant to Part 6 Section 54 of the Modern Slavery Act 2015. The Fold Group fully supports international efforts to combat modern slavery and human trafficking in corporate activities and supply chains.
 
 
Organisational Structure
Fold Housing Association is a registered Industrial and Provident Society (IP169), a registered charity (NIC102575) in Northern Ireland, and the parent company of Fold Properties Limited (NI024426). The joint annual turnover of the Group exceeds £36m.
 
 
Our Approach
One of our most basic beliefs is that everyone should have the opportunity to work in an environment that is free from discrimination of any kind. To this end the Fold group complies with applicable employment laws and is firmly committed to ensuring fairness in the hiring and advancement of all employees, both permanent and temporary. All of our employees have a personal responsibility for maintaining a respectful work atmosphere, free of abusive or unprofessional conduct. Every member of staff is required to respect fellow employees and to treat them with dignity. This message is reiterated in both our Code of Conduct and our Employee Handbook, which is made available to all staff. Our commitment to respect in the workplace is wholly commensurate with ethical principles and practices aimed at preventing the exploitation and abuse associated with modern slavery and human trafficking.
 
We likewise expect a commitment to these principles from all organisations with which we do business and will not support or do business knowingly with any organisations involved in slavery or human trafficking. We will endeavour to ensure that our procurement and risk management processes are sensitive to reports of any such activity in order that appropriate action may be taken, where appropriate, to exclude such suppliers from our supply chain. 
 
Signed: John McLean
Chief Executive Officer, Fold Housing Association