Anti-slavery Policy

ANTI-SLAVERY AND HUMAN TRAFFICKING POLICY STATEMENT

Hardies Property & Construction Consultants are committed to improving our practices to
combat slavery and human trafficking. Modern slavery and human trafficking is a crime and
a violation of fundamental human rights. It takes various forms, such as slavery, servitude,
forced and compulsory labour and human trafficking, all of which have in common the
deprivation of a person's liberty by another in order to exploit them for personal or commercial
gain.

Hardies Property & Construction Consultants has a zero-tolerance approach to modern
slavery and human trafficking and we are committed to acting ethically and with integrity in all
our business dealings and relationships and to implementing and enforcing effective systems
and controls to ensure modern slavery and human trafficking is not taking place anywhere in
our own business or in any of our suppliers. Hardies is also committed to ensuring there is
transparency in our own business and in our approach to tackling modern slavery and human
trafficking throughout our supply chains, consistent with our disclosure obligations under the
Modern Slavery Act 2015. We expect the same high standards from all of our contractors,
suppliers and other business partners.


Organisation’s structure

Hardies is one of the largest independent firms of Chartered Surveyors in Scotland with ten
offices strategically located across the country. Hardies provides a comprehensive and
complementary range of property and construction professional services across the board to
both the private and public sectors.

 

Our business

Hardies services are principally involved in three main areas:

  • Quantity & Building Surveying Services
  • Project Management
  • Principal Designer Services

But offer many more services such as dispute resolution, health & safety services etc.


Our supply chains

We procure a wide variety of goods and services, from networks and IT services to stationery
and consultancy. Some of these products and services we use in our own business (like
waste disposal services and stationery) and some we use as part of what we use to provide
to our clients. On top of that, many of our suppliers have their own suppliers. Therefore our
supply chain is large and complex. So we prioritise attention on companies that supply high
value products or services, or things without which our business could not run.


Our policies on slavery and human trafficking

We are committed to ensuring that there is no modern slavery or human trafficking in our
supply chains or in any part of our business. Our Anti-slavery and Human Trafficking Policy
reflects our commitment to acting ethically and with integrity in all our business relationships
and to implementing and enforcing effective systems and controls to ensure slavery and
human trafficking is not taking place anywhere in our supply chains.

Due diligence processes for slavery and human trafficking

As part of our initiative to identify and mitigate risk, we have in place systems to:

  • Identify and assess potential risk areas in our supply chains.
  • Monitor potential risk areas in our supply chains.
  • Encourage whistleblowing and protect whistle-blowers.


Supplier adherence to our values

We have zero tolerance to modern slavery and human trafficking. To ensure all those in our
supply chain and contractors comply with our values, we have in place for new contracts a
requirement that clearly set out a requirement that suppliers and their sub-contractors must
adhere to the Modern Slavery Act 2015.