Slavery and Human Trafficking Statement - Modern Slavery Act 2015:
Ford Retail Ltd, trading as TrustFord/TrustFirstParts is committed to improving our practices
to combat modern day slavery and human trafficking within its own business and that from
within its supply chains. TrustFord acknowledges responsibly to the Modern Slavery Act
2015 and will ensure transparency within the organisation and with suppliers of goods and
services to the organisation. The company is satisfied that there is no evidence of any act of
modern day slavery or human trafficking within its own organisation
Ford Retail is wholly owned by Ford Motor Company. We operate as TrustFord and
TrustFirst Parts. We are a retail business in the private sector. We have approximately
3000 employees and operate across the UK and Channel Islands. We have 69 locations,
which include 47 dealerships.
In 2015 we published and implanted our Slavery and Modern Human Trafficking Policy.
As part of the company’s due diligence, we are committed to ensuring that there is no
modern slavery, or human trafficking in our supply chains/contractors or in any part of our
business. Our business necessitates that we engage a wide variety of suppliers, and in
general this is in areas with low risk of modern slavery and human trafficking. However the
following are areas of our supply chain which we consider to be at a higher risk of modern
slavery and human trafficking:
- Cleaning services
- Uniform suppliers
Our supplier and contractor approval process incorporates a review of the controls being
undertaken by the supplier. We are committed to acting ethically and with integrity in all our
business relationships and to implement and enforce effective systems and controls to
ensure slavery and human trafficking is not taking place anywhere in our supply chains. Our
standard supplier terms include a requirement for our suppliers to comply with the letter and
spirit of our Good Corporate Citizen Policies, including our Slavery and Human Trafficking
Policy. In addition where possible we require suppliers to allow us a right to audit them for
compliance with our policies.
We have zero tolerance to slavery and human trafficking.
To ensure a high level of understanding of the risks of modern slavery and human trafficking
in our supply chains and our business, we provide training to our colleagues. All of our
colleagues are asked annually to confirm their understanding of a statement that we do not
tolerate forced labour. We expect all of our colleagues to comply with our policies and
procedures and to play their part in identifying and preventing modern slavery and human
trafficking, and we have in place a fair and robust disciplinary process for handling any
colleague who behaves unethically.
This statement is made pursuant to section 54(1) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and
constitutes our slavery and human trafficking statement for the financial year ending