Slavery and Human Trafficking Statement

Slavery and Human Trafficking statement as required under s54, Part 6, of the Modern Slavery Act [1] 2015.

Introduction

Ryder Hub (Ryder Imports Ltd) is committed to ensuring that its business dealings are carried out in compliance with the relevant laws and, in doing so, we endorse the implementation and promotion of ethical business practices to protect workers from being abused and exploited.

The Company is committed to preventing slavery and human trafficking in its corporate activities and to ensuring that its supply chains are free from slavery and human trafficking.

Organisation Structure

This statement covers the activities of Ryder Hub and associated businesses.

Relevant Policies

The Company operates a number policies that mitigate the risk of modern slavery and set out steps to be taken to prevent slavery and human trafficking in its operations.

Whistleblowing

The Company encourages all its workers, customers and other business partners to report any concerns related to the direct activities, or the supply chains of, the organisation. This includes any circumstances that may give rise to an enhanced risk of slavery or human trafficking. The Company’s whistleblowing procedure is designed to make it easy for workers to make disclosures, without fear of retaliation.

Supplier Chain Management

The Company operates as a distribution company in the UK, it does not associate itself with any company in the manufacturing or supply chain that is reliant or associated with slavery or forced labour. 

Employees responsible for managing suppliers and others involved with the Company are, themselves, responsible for ensuring that our values and ideals are upheld. This continues to be a work in progress and we are strengthening our controls as new contracts are agreed.

For example, serious violations by manufactures and supply chain companies will lead to the termination of the business relationship.

Recruitment and Selection

All entities in the Company ensure appropriate controls are in place to ensure employees have the right to work and are therefore protected by employment legislation. This includes checking right-to-work documents, visas and passports.

The Company and its associated subsidiaries do not employ individuals that would be considered to be ‘child workers’. Young and inexperienced workers may be employed or given work experience, but they are subject to the rights and protections that we afford all workers.

Basic rights which we expect all workers to enjoy, include: 

  • The right to a reasonable wage
  • The right to a safe working environment
  • The right to an appropriate level of holiday and cover for period of sickness
  • The freedom to complain directly via our whistleblowing policy free of charge, if they believe that they are not being fairly treated or have any other concerns.

Right of Audit

All manufactures used by the Company are subject to periodic BSCI/Smeta audits. Core audit work includes an assessment of the basic working conditions of our staff and consideration of our ability to oversee controls discharged by third party suppliers.