Modern Slavery Statement 2019

This statement sets out the steps the Foray Motor Group has taken to ensure that slavery and human trafficking is not taking place in our supply chains or in any part of our business.

 

The automotive supply chain is one of the most complicated of any industry. There are often six to ten levels of suppliers between an automaker and the source of raw materials that enter the manufacturing process.


Foray Motor Group are Motor Dealers who provide all motor related services from eleven locations in the UK. We have been trading since May 2000. Foray Motor Group deal exclusively in the United Kingdom and have circa 500 employees. The Group retails Ford Cars, Ford Commercial vehicles and non-Ford cars. We have a strong relationship with Ford Motor Company who are a US Company with the highest standards.

 

The organisation is composed of operational departments in Sales, Service and Parts, Supporting departments of Finance, Administration, Marketing and Human Resources.

 

We have policies in place internally, which are available to all staff and these can be accessed by third parties on request, simply contact Human Resources for a copy.  Our policies are reviewed annually by the Human Resources department to ensure we remain compliant.

 

As part of the induction process and throughout workers’ employment with us, we train all staff to treat others with respect and courtesy as well as ensuring they adhere to all relevant laws, regulations and standards.  This is an ongoing due diligence process.  We offer a training and development programme for all staff from the ground floor through to management.  We focus on ensuring our management team is not only aware of the requirements to be alert to modern slavery but can also address concerns raised by their team or any suppliers.  If any worker is found in breach of our policies, we ensure suitable disciplinary action is taken which can include termination.

In relation to our supply chains, 95% of which is Ford Motor Company , we use our reasonable endeavours to conduct risk assessments of the third parties we work with and investigate, where feasible, the working conditions of their workers.   

 

As part of our risk assessments, we have not identified any possible risk of slavery and human trafficking either in the business or our supply chain.  We aim to work with our colleagues and suppliers to ensure collaboration to remedy or mitigate any such risks that may exist now or in the future.

 

 We allow all individuals who work or provide services to us the right to freely choose employment and, the right to associate freely with other individuals.  Workers are free to choose whether to join a trade union or not and as a result of our training, we offer an environment which is free from harassment and unlawful discrimination.  We ensure our working practices are in accordance with the Equality Act 2010 and all employment legislation.  We do not engage in forced or involuntary labour and have a zero tolerance approach to the same, meaning we do not tolerate any of our suppliers engaging in such conduct.  We require suppliers to certify that they do not participate in any forced or involuntary labour with their workers, subcontractors, agents or associates.

 

We aim to ensure that our performance indicators do not put pressure on or influence any modern slavery risk.  

 

We do not believe our KPIs make our business and supply chain vulnerable to modern slavery. 

 

We will continually review risk assessments in connection with this statement and legislation at Director Level to ensure continued compliance and awareness.

 

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 December 2019.

 

Chris Yoxon

Managing Director