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Modern Slavery Statement  

Michael Barclay Projects Ltd

Modern Slavery Statement 

This statement is made pursuant to s.54 of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and sets out the steps that Michael Barclay Projects Ltd (MBP) has taken and is continuing to take to ensure that modern slavery or human trafficking is not taking place within our business or supply chain.

Modern slavery encompasses slavery, servitude, human trafficking and forced labour.  MBP has a zero-tolerance approach to any form of modern slavery. We are committed to acting ethically and with integrity and transparency in all business dealings and to putting effective systems and controls in place to safeguard against any form of modern slavery taking place within the business or our supply chain.

Our business

MBP is a Civil and Structural Engineering Consultancy, based in London.  Having completed close to 5000 projects since our establishment, working with a variety of service providers and contractors.

We are an SME within the construction Industry and work for a variety of sectors including Education, Commercial and Private Residential Properties, here in the UK and internationally.  As an SME we are not required to have a policy on Anti-Slavery, however we feel it is of importance to recognise, highlight and communicate such issues to employees, suppliers and clients alike.


Our policies

We operate a number of internal policies to ensure that we are conducting business in an ethical and transparent manner. These include:

  1. Equal Opportunities: The policy explains the fundamental principles that the practice expects all members of staff and clients to abide by.  As well as the actions that they are expected to take should any incidents of discrimination occur. 

  2. Anti-Bribery Policy: The policy outlines and explains the circumstances under which actions can be perceived and or are considered as bribery as well as highlighting the actions to be taken in the circumstances of bribery occurring or being suspected. 

  3. Employment Handbook: The employment Handbook provides information about the Practice’s objectives, policies and procedures.  It is handed to all employees along with the contract of employment on the day of induction.  It is also available in electronic format on our Intranet. 



Our suppliers

MBP maintains a preferred sub-contractors list.  We conduct due diligence on all suppliers before allowing them to become a preferred supplier.  This due diligence includes an online search to ensure that the organisation has never been convicted of offences relating to modern slavery and or bribery, as well as ensuring that they have the appropriate accreditation, qualifications and insurances.  The review of our supplier relationships and internal policies is ongoing.

Our performance indicators

We will know the effectiveness of the steps that we are taking to ensure that slavery and/or human trafficking is not taking place within our business or supply chain if:

  • No reports are received from employees, the public, clients or law enforcement agencies to indicate that modern slavery practices have been identified.

Approval for this statement

This statement was approved by a Director of the practice in January 2018

Name Director: Tony Hayes

Date: 2 January 2020

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