Modern Slavery Statement
This statement has been published in accordance with the Modern Slavery Act 2015. OBR Construction has taken steps to endeavor to prevent modern slavery and/ or human trafficking from taking place within our business or our supply chain.
Modern Slavery encompasses slavery, servitude, human trafficking and forced labour. OBR Construction has a zero-tolerance approach to any form of modern slavery. We are committed to act ethically, with integrity and transparency in all our business dealings. We are committed to putting in place effective systems and controls to safeguard against any form of modern slavery within the business and our supply chain.
OBR Construction is a specialist sub-contractor operating in the UK and Ireland. We construct concrete frame buildings and structures for some of the most reputable main contractors and developers in both countries and main the highest standards of operation across all regions.
Potential high-risk areas specific to Obr Construction
The following areas are considered to be at risk of modern slavery within Obr Construction. We will continually review and update this list as necessary:
• The supply of materials which may be produced in jurisdiction or by organizations that are not compliant with such legislation.
• The supply of staff where the recruitment agencies’ processes are not compliant with the Modern Slavery Act.
• The usage of subcontractors who may be non-compliant with Modern Slavery Act.
OBR Construction is committed to reduce its exposure to the above potential risk areas by employing stringent recruitment processes and robust pre-qualification and procurement processes when dealing with all suppliers and potential employees.
Our commitment to combating modern slavery
OBR Construction is committed to prevent modern slavery within its corporate activities. We operate a robust recruitment policy including conducting eligibility to work in the UK for all employees to safeguard against human trafficking or individuals being forced to work against their will. The Company uses specified, reputable employment agencies to source its staff. Employment agencies supplying agency staff must adhere to the Agency Workers Regulations 2010. OBR Construction follows clear business ethics in order to enable a working environment where integrity and respect govern our internal and external working relationships. A commitment to operating and behaving ethically is demanded of every member of staff.
Modern slavery assessment within our supply chain
OBR Construction conducts detailed due diligence on our regular suppliers and on all new suppliers. The due diligence involves a questionnaire to our most regular suppliers to help identify any potential areas of weakness within their organization which could be open to modern slavery abuses. New suppliers are vetted through our robust pre-qualification process, which clearly outlines the conditions for meeting our expectations and requirements of compliance with the Modern Slavery Act. Contracts with existing suppliers who do not meet our Modern Slavery Act policies will not be renewed and new suppliers who fall short of our requirements will not be commissioned by the directors of Obr Construction.
Continuing risk assessment of modern slavery
We understand that modern slavery risk is not static. We will continue to mitigate our risk to exposure to modern slavery by continuing to educate and train our staff and monitor our supply chain.
This statement was approved by the Board of Directors.
Project Vita, Coventry
OBR have delivered the superstructure works on Coventry VITA to a very high standard, whilst ensuring a key eye for H&S management, quality control and overall client satisfaction. Their drive and determination to deliver the scheme on time will I’m sure contribute to the overall project success.