Modern Slavery Statement
Modern slavery is a heinous crime in which people are treated as commodities and exploited for criminal gain. It can affect individuals and communities across the globe. It can also take place right here in the UK.
As a responsible and ethical business Northstone is committed to respecting human / labour rights and to take all reasonable steps to ensure that modern slavery (in any form) does not take place in our sphere of influence. Transparency throughout our supply chain is critical in achieving this goal.
Modern Slavery Act
The Modern Slavery Act was introduced in 2015 and applies to all businesses that operate in the UK. Some organisations, those with an annual turnover of £36m or more, are required to produce an annual slavery and trafficking statement.
Northstone is part of CRH plc, the leading global diversified building materials business in the world, employing 79,200 people at 3,100 locations worldwide.
As such, we abide by the guiding principles of business as set out in the CRH Code of Business Conduct. As a UK operating company and part of CRH plc, Northstone complies with Group policy, regarding the Modern Slavery Act. Our ‘Commitment to Human Rights – Tackling Modern Slavery’ confirms the steps we are taking to ensure modern slavery and human trafficking does not occur in our organisation and that of our supply chain partners.
Our 2019 annual statement, confirming progress to date is available here 2019 CRH Statement.
Our 2018 annual statement, confirming progress to date is available here 2018 CRH Statement.
Our 2017 annual statement, confirming progress to date is available here 2017 CRH Statement.
Commitment to Human Rights – Tackling Modern Slavery (Policy Statement) is available here.