The Modern Slavery Act 2015 came into effect on 29th October 2015.This law requires manufacturers and retailers doing business in the UK which supply goods or services and have an annual turnover exceeding £36 million to disclose information regarding their policies to eradicate slavery and human trafficking from their supply chain and within their business.

Hedin Automotive London Ltd is proud of the integrity measures it takes in this regard.

Hedin Automotive London Ltd efforts to eradicate slavery and human trafficking in its supply chain and own business include the following:-

Supply Chain

  • Written policies and procedures
    • Hedin Automotive London Ltd maintains written policies that strictly prohibit the use of slavery or human trafficking in its direct supply chain. These include Hedin Automotive London Ltd’sbrochure entitled “Ethical Business – Our Shared Responsibility” in which we communicate our ethical principles and associated expectations to our supply chain. Our supplier code of conduct requires all Hedin Automotive London Ltd suppliers to follow the Modern Slavery Act 2015.
  • Third party audits
  • Supplier certifications
    • Hedin Automotive London Ltd has a right at any time to audit suppliers for compliance against the sustainability clause. Violations Hedin Automotive London Ltd has a zero tolerance policy towards violations of the laws banning forced labour, slavery and human trafficking. Hedin Automotive London Ltd contractual agreements permit the termination of suppliers for a single violation.

Our own business

  • Written policies and procedures
  • Employee Training
    • Hedin Automotive London Ltd conducts on-line and face to face training for all employees to emphasise the importance of acting with integrity and in line with our own internal Ethical Business Code. Compliance officers incorporate guidance regarding the Modern Slavery Act into regular company training sessions.
  • Human Rights
    • Hedin Automotive London Ltd regularly undertakes a Human Rights Compliance Assessment to ensure that all areas of its business are compliant with its Ethical Business Code and international human rights standards and that all employees are treated in a fair and transparent manner. This includes adherence to the Working Time Directive and the Minimum Wage.
  • Violations
      Hedin Automotive London Ltd disciplinary policy permits the termination of employees found to be involved in any breach of the law banning forced labour, slavery and human trafficking.

Hedin Automotive London Ltd will continue to update its policies and procedures as required to ensure it maintains appropriate safeguards against any mistreatment of persons involved in its supply chain or own business.