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Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking Policy

mac Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking Policy 2019

The statement sets out mac-group’s commitment to preventing slavery and human trafficking in our business activities and the steps we have put in place with the aim of ensuring that there is no slavery or human trafficking in our own business and supply chains. We all have a duty to be alert to risks, however small. Staff members are expected to report their concerns and management to act upon them.

mac Structure and supply chains

mac’s business and mission is as follows: “To restore, recondition and repurpose commercial buildings; to exceed the expectations of clients, consultants and staff; and to question and improve upon on all that has gone before”

The Company currently operates in four jurisdictions with offices in Ireland, GB, Northern Ireland and Europe

The policy implementation and responsibility for mac’s anti-slavery initiatives resides with the HR Manager.

Training

To ensure a good understanding of the risks of modern slavery and human trafficking in our business and supply chains, the Company communicates the policy and highlights how to recognise risks of slavery and human trafficking, which is also included at induction, Employee Handbook and via toolbox talks.

Policies

mac is committed to ensuring that there is no modern slavery or human trafficking in our business or our supply chains. This statement affirms our intention to act ethically in all our business relationships.

mac undertakes due diligence when considering taking on new suppliers, and regularly reviews its existing suppliers. mac’s due diligence process includes building long-standing relationships with suppliers and making clear our expectations of business partners and evaluating the modern slavery and human trafficking risks of each new supplier. We invoke sanctions against suppliers that fail to improve their performance in line with an action plan provided by us, including the termination of the business relationship.

Due diligence procedures

We understand that our biggest exposure to abuse of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 is posed by our supply chains and we have taken steps in recent years to address this. As such all suppliers are subject to due diligence checks in the form of ethical and compliance audits and declarations.

We work with the labour force of third parties on a daily basis providing support, training, information and access to the same working conditions as our own mac employees. We pride ourselves on our strong working relationships and understanding our suppliers. At no time is our commitment to the protection of people compromised and as such we have no reported incidences of slavery raised through a grievance process.