Our response to modern slavery

Waterloo Housing Group Statement

 Waterloo Housing Group is a primarily Midlands-based housing provider with around 26,000 properties across central England.

Our vision is to make a difference. Our mission is to continually strive to improve services to our customers and their local communities whilst maximising the provision of affordable homes for the future.

We invest our surpluses into developing more affordable low cost home ownership and rented homes to enable communities we work with to thrive.

It is important to us that we employ ethical business practices that are aligned with our vision, mission and core values.

As an employer we are committed to paying the Living Wage and regularly review all our terms of employment to ensure that they comply with all relevant legislation.

We manage projects and procure services and products from a range of contractors/suppliers. All of our key contractors and suppliers (including many small and medium sized contractors) are informed of our approach to the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and are asked to confirm the steps that they have taken or are taking to ensure compliance with the Act too.

We are committed to doing what we can to combat slavery and human trafficking (in the UK).

Our anti-slavery and human trafficking statement reflects our commitment to acting ethically and with integrity in all our business relationships and to implementing and enforcing systems and controls that seek to ensure slavery and human trafficking is not taking place anywhere in our supply chains.

Waterloo Housing Group does not wish to support or deal with any business knowingly involved in slavery or human trafficking in any part of its operations. Our approach to modern slavery and human trafficking will be reflected in updated procurement and tender criteria which we are to further review over coming months. This will essentially do the following:

  • Require new suppliers to declare that they are not involved in modern slavery or human trafficking and have not been subject to any investigation in connection with any offence involving slavery or human trafficking
  • Add provisions in our template contract documentation requiring our suppliers to take appropriate steps to ensure that there is no slavery or human trafficking in their supply chains

We will assess any instances of non-compliance and will then take remedial action as appropriate. We will only trade with those who fully comply with this policy or those who are taking verifiable steps towards compliance.

This statement is made under section 54(1) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015. It constitutes our Group's slavery and human trafficking statement for the financial year ending 31st March 2016. The turnover of the Group exceeds £36 million for that period.

This statement is approved by Waterloo Housing Group Executive Team and Group Board and applies to all organisations within the Group. It will be reviewed and updated as necessary or, as a minimum, on an annual basis.

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