Modern Slavery Act

The 2016 Global Slavery Index estimated that 45.8 million people were subject to some form of modern slavery in the world, and in the UK alone the survey estimated 11,700 victims of slavery.

To help tackle this issue the UK Government introduced the Modern Slavery Act in October 2015.

MKM Building Supplies has a zero-tolerance approach to slavery and human trafficking.

The policies we have in place along with our Anti-Slavery and Human Trafficking statement reflect our commitment to:

  • Act ethically and with integrity in all our business relationships
  • Enforce effective systems and controls to prevent slavery and human trafficking in our corporate activities ensuring that our supply chains are free from slavery and human trafficking
  • Pay people fairly and properly for their work

What MKM have done:

  • Within our industry we have global supply chains which are considered at a higher risk of being involved in slavery or human trafficking. We have contacted 655 of our suppliers to ensure their compliance with the requirements of the Act and MKM's code of conduct. 362 suppliers had responded , providing their modern slavery policies and due diligence. We will continue to engage with those suppliers who have not yet responded.
  • We have implemented a training programme for our procurement team which included training on the Modern Slavery Act and how to respond to modern slavery if identified in our supply chain. Our procurement team have been trained on the Modern Slavery Act

Please click here to view our Anti-Slavery and Human Trafficking Statement for 2022/23.

This statement sets out steps that have been taken to ensure modern day slavery and human trafficking is not occurring within our business or in our supply chain. This statement covers our financial year October 2021 - September 2022. Our next update will cover October 2022 - September 2023 and will be available March 2024.