Slavery and human trafficking statement 2015/16

06 May 2016

Knightstone Housing Group develops affordable housing for rent and sale in the West of England and Somerset and provides landlord, individual support and community services.  We own or manage c12,000 properties and provide services to over 23,000 residents.  We aim to promote the highest standards in how we run our business and in our employment and procurement practices.  We support the principles of the Modern Slavery Act and the abolition of modern slavery and human trafficking.

This statement summarises our approach and the action we have taken this year in our own company and in our supply chain.

Within Knightstone, our recruitment and people management systems are designed to ensure that all prospective employees are legally entitled to work in the UK and to safeguard employees from any abuse or coercion once in our employment.  They include:

Knightstone has an extensive supply chain and we procure goods and services in excess of £30 million per year.  We work with a wide range of different suppliers and partners.  Some of our suppliers subcontract work or rely on recruitment agencies to supply temporary or permanent staff.  By the nature of their businesses, some of our suppliers are potentially at higher risk than others, for example: maintenance, repairs and construction companies, cleaning and grounds maintenance contractors, security firms and specialist managing agents providing support and/or care. 

During 2015/16, we have:

Nick Horne

Chief Executive

31 March 2016

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