Modern Slavery Act Statement
Slavery & Human Trafficking Statement for period of 1st April 2021 – 31st March 2022 Ringways Garages (Leeds) Ltd
This statement is made pursuant to Section 54 (Part 6) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 (Act) and sets out the steps that Wortlea Estates (Leeds) Ltd and its subsidiaries has taken during the previous financial year to ensure that slavery and human trafficking is not operating within our business or supply chains.
Ringways Garages (Leeds) Ltd has been trading as a motor business since 1965, and remains a family-owned business, maintaining its position as one of the top motor dealers in Yorkshire.
Today Ringways Motor Group has a turnover approaching £70 million and consists of 5 separate sites across Leeds and Doncaster offering vehicle sales and aftercare to its customers throughout Yorkshire.
Ringways continued development reflects its loyalty to both customer and employee satisfaction. The Company is recognised as a leading employer in Yorkshire and has won many awards for its outstanding commitment to customer care in the world of automotive retailing.
Ringways also has a long and distinguished history in supporting the local communities of Leeds and Doncaster, including support and sponsorship of local sports teams, charities and other very worthwhile causes.
Ringways Core Vision & Values and Principles
Ringways Core Vision & Values provide a set of standards to ensure employees are upholding the highest level of ethical standards and conduct in their day-to-day business, namely, ‘To be trusted and respected by every Colleague who works for Ringways Motor Group over the lifetime of their employment’.
Ringways strives to ensure that it does not contribute towards adverse human rights impacts through our supply chains with our franchise partners, and there is an on-going commitment to engage only those suppliers that uphold the same principles as Ringways.
In the event that any of our suppliers fail to take steps to cease or prevent adverse human rights impacts, Ringways will consider its business relationship with those suppliers.
Supply Chain Management
Ringways Motor Group works in alliance with an independent network of franchise dealers throughout the United Kingdom. Whilst these dealerships are neither owned nor controlled by Ringways Motor Group, it remains an important requirement that they operate to the same anti-slavery and anti- human trafficking principles applied by Ringways in relation to its own business and to that of its supply chain.
In all of its dealings with those suppliers and manufacturers it strives to ensure that the highest ethical standards are reached at all times by undertaking due diligence and highlighting any areas of concern.
Review of Internal Policies & Procedures
A review of our Vision & Values, Philosophy, Equal Opportunities & Diversity Policy and Whistleblowing Policies will continue to ensure their relevance and compliance with the Act.
Ringways recognises the importance of enabling employees to speak out if they feel a malpractice is taking place, and will continue to monitor both policies, and will update them as required.
Recruitment Processes have appropriate checks to ensure eligibility of prospective employees to work in the UK and are subject to pre-employment checking processes appropriate to their role.
Ringways recognises the importance of maintaining constant vigilance to identify and address any impact associated with slavery and human trafficking throughout its business and supply chains and will continue to enhance its ability to identify and prevent any actual or potential breach of the Modern Slavery Act.
Whilst the company has not received particular concerns in relation to the Modern Slavery Act 2015, all and any concerns that may be raised will be subject to stringent investigation by the company.
Managers across the business receive training updates to ensure they are able to manage their teams appropriately and identify where concerns may arise.
Ringways Motor Group will continue to monitor our recruitment practices, employee engagement and supplier relationships to ensure any such risks are minimised and contained.
I, Guy B Roberts hereby certify that the information contained in the above statement is both factual and has been approved by Ringways Board of Directors.
Name: Guy B Roberts Position: Chairman Date: 22nd March 2021