Inchcape UK comprises Inchcape Fleet Solutions Limited, Inchcape Estates Limited and Inchcape Retail.
Inchcape Retail is one of the leading franchised retailer groups in the UK, partnering many of the world's best brands including Audi, BMW, Jaguar, Land Rover, Mercedes-Benz, Toyota and Volkswagen, we’re passionate about ensuring our customers come first, every time. Inchcape Fleet Solutions provide a tailored and professional vehicle management solution that supports clients with their everyday challenge of running an efficient business fleet. Inchcape Estates holds and manages the Inchcape UK property portfolio.
We embrace, support and respect the human rights of everyone we work with. We do not use, or accept, forced, bonded or involuntary prison or child labour. We only employ people who choose to work freely and respect their rights to equal opportunities and freedom of association.
We have taken a number of steps to ascertain that slavery and human trafficking are not taking place in any of our supply chains. As a first step, we have undertaken a detailed analysis of our sources of direct supply. More than 90% of our direct supply comes from organisations that are, themselves, required to publish statements setting out the steps that they have taken in this regard. We have reviewed those statements, where available, and will continue to do so periodically.
With regards the remainder of our supply, we will continue to consider whether it may be proportionate to take further steps in the light of the risks posed in relation to such supply and the degree of influence that we may have over the relevant suppliers.
Because we recognise the need to ensure that our employees are fully aware of the need to avoid contracting with suppliers who rely upon slavery and human trafficking, we are taking steps to inform our colleagues to ensure that they understand their obligations.
This statement is made pursuant to section 54(1) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and constitutes our Group’s slavery and human trafficking statement for the financial year ended 31 December 2016.
On behalf of the Boards of Directors
Inchcape UK Company Secretary
6 April 2017