Modern Slavery Statement

This statement has been produced by Peacock and Binnington with regards to Section 54(1) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015, for the financial year end 31st December 2019.

Founded in 1894, Peacock & Binnington (P&B) are one of the Premier Agricultural Machinery dealers in Lincolnshire and Yorkshire with depots based at Brigg, Louth, Corringham, Selby and Halsham.

As part of the agricultural industry, Peacock and Binnington understand the responsibility that lies with ourselves and all those that we do business with in taking a firm and robust approach regarding the issue of modern slavery. Therefore, we have a zero-tolerance policy in relation to any form of modern slavery. We are committed to ensuring neither human trafficking nor modern slavery activities enter our business, whether that be through the business itself or the supply chain to ourselves.

Modern slavery is an umbrella term, describing the violation of human rights in various forms. These include but are not limited to; forced and compulsory labour, human trafficking, slavery and servitude. This exploitation and dehumanisation of individuals is not acceptable.

We operate business within the UK, although do supply to some firms within the EU and further afield. This policy applies to all that are connected to Peacock and Binnington, regardless of the country of which they operate in.

The board of directors has an overarching level of responsibility to ensure that the policy complies with the legal and ethical duties of the company. Management are also expected to pledge support of the policy; implementing effective controls and passing any concerns to the Modern Slavery Officer. The Officer can then investigate any allegations of modern slavery within Peacock and Binnington or those connected to the firm.

 

We;

  • Expect our suppliers and all those connected to the business to have implemented suitable policies in-line with the Modern Slavery Act 2015.
  • Encourage all stakeholders in the firm to report any suspicions of Modern Slavery occurring within our business or supply chain. These concerns can be reported to our Modern Slavery Officer, William Cooper. If necessary, these concerns are then escalated to the board of directors.
  • Operate in accordance with all applicable laws and standards, including those related to the Modern Slavery Act 2015.
  • Perform internal reviews of our supply chain in order to evaluate any risks in regards to modern slavery and human trafficking.

 

This Modern Slavery statement was approved on behalf of the Board of Directors by;

 

 

Mr Mark Farleigh

Finance Director

Peacock and Binnington Ltd