Modern Slavery Statement
This statement is made pursuant to Section 54 of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and sets out the steps that Nobles Construction
Ltd 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.
Nobles Construction Ltd undertakes building, construction and maintenance projects throughout the UK. We operate in a
number of sectors, primarily, housing, education, care, retail and commercial.
Nobles Construction Ltd is opposed to any form of forced labour including human trafficking and modern slavery and we
recognise that we have a responsibility to take a robust approach to modern slavery and human trafficking and are committed
to preventing it in our activities and that of our supply chains.
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
The supply chain that supports our business comprises of a wide range of suppliers and encompasses products and services
including suppliers of building products and materials, consultancy services, IT hardware and software, subcontractors providing
labour and recruitment agencies providing contingent agency workers and permanent recruitment services.
RISK ASSESSMENT AND DUE DILIGENCE
As a construction business operating in the UK, the key areas of our business that could be affected by modern slavery are
directly hired employees, labour provided by our subcontractors, contingent supplied agency workers on our sites and the
workforce of our supply chain who supply materials to our business.
The steps we have taken to mitigate risks in relation to each of these are as follows:
Directly Hired Employees
We verify that all directly employed employees have the right to work in the UK before they start work with us and we make all
employees aware of their working hours, working time regulations, holiday and leave entitlements and all other entitlements via
the employee handbook.
Contingent Supplied Agency Workers
Nobles Construction Ltd only procure agency workers from our approved preferred suppliers list. As part of our agency workers
becoming an approved supplier to the company, we require those suppliers to ensure their agency workers have the right to
work in the UK and that they produce a written statement on their approach to preventing modern slavery and human
When placing subcontractor orders for use on our sites, our formal subcontract reminds our subcontractors of Nobles
Construction Ltd.’s commitment to modern slavery and human trafficking.
We are committed to ensuring that there is no modern slavery or human trafficking in our supply chain or in any part of our
business. We procure the majority of our sourced goods, services, products and materials from UK based organisations. Where
possible we will procure from suppliers that are required to comply with UK laws on modern slavery. We want all our suppliers
to consider the risks of modern slavery in their supply chain.
The above due diligence processes are aimed to: Identify risk areas in our business and supply chain; Reduce the risk of slavery
from occurring; Monitor potential risk areas in our business and supply chain.
All relevant policies have been reviewed and updated to describe our approach to modern slavery.
Nobles Construction Ltd recognises that compliance to the Modern Slavery Act 2015 will be an evolving process. Therefore, the
contents of this statement will be reviewed and updated on an ongoing basis.
The board of Nobles Construction Ltd is responsible for implementing this statement and its objectives to ensure that modern
slavery and human trafficking is not taking place within Nobles Construction Ltd, its subsidiary companies or its supply chain.