Modern Slavery Statement | Ocean Motor Group

GREVAN CARS LTD T/A OCEANMODERN SLAVERY STATEMENT FOR FINANCIAL YEAR ENDED 31ST DECEMBER2019 ISSUED PURSUANT TO SECTION 54 OF THE MODERN SLAVERY ACT 2015

Our Business, Structure and Supply chains

  • Grevan Cars Ltd t/a Ocean is a car dealership operating in Devon and Cornwall. We
  • sell new and used BMW cars, parts and service and repair vehicles. The company

    employs approximately 270 people across 3 retail centres and workshops.

  • There are known high-risk activities in the motor industry ie car valeting
  • Our Policies

    Grevan Cars Ltd works constantly to ensure that its employees and those workers subcontracted

    to and those within the supply chain are engaged under the policies outlined in

    the Staff Handbook which is available to all employed staff. Those who are sub-contracted

    to the company from external suppliers will need to prove to the hiring manager that the

    company employed is also diligent with regard to modern slavery and has a modern

    slavery policy in place before contracts are agreed.

    The Ocean Staff Handbook gives full details of

  • Human Rights Policy
  • Environmental Policy
  • Anti-Bribery and Corruption Policy
  • Whistleblowing Policy
  • Health and Safety Policy
  • Employee Code of Conduct
  • The following are available to all staff and sub-contractors either from the HR Department

    or are fully accessible on the Company shared drive

  • CSR Policy
  • Supplier Code of Conduct
  • Recruitment/Agency Workers Policy
  • Due Diligence Processes and Steps to Manage Risks

    The process of recruitment within Grevan Cars is reviewed and updated on an on-going

    basis. All staff hired have to prove that they have the right to work in the UK by providing

    necessary ID documents. If an outside company is providing workers on a sub-contracting

    basis, then that company has to provide to Grevan Cars evidence that those workers have

    the right to work in the UK and are employed according to UK law and receive at least the

    National Minimum Wage for the work carried out. These conditions have to be met prior to

    any contract being agreed or signed. The largest number of workers employed on a subcontract

    basis are those employed by an outside company to provide valeting services.

    Individual sub-contractors, ie builders and other tradesmen, also have to provide evidence

    of the right to work and be domiciled in the UK, this information is requested at precontract

    stage.

    Training

    Grevan Cars Ltd regularly updates management teams of the risks associated with hiring

    staff. Training is undertaken with those involved in recruitment to ensure that staff are

    aware of the risks of modern slavery and human trafficking. The Staff Handbook is

    updated regularly and this is available to all staff to enable reporting or whistleblowing

    should there be any cause for concern. If anyone within the organisation is aware that any

    suppliers or contractors are not implementing anti-slavery policies, then the reporting

    process is explained fully in the Staff Handbook.

    Our Effectiveness in Eliminating Modern Slavery

    All staff recruited by Grevan Cars have to prove they have a right to work in the UK.

    Without this documentation, they would not be hired and the HR department would report

    the individual to the relevant authorities to enable investigations to be made to ensure that

    human trafficking has not brought this person into the country.

    Grevan Cars 5 Fundamental Rules

    1 The reputation of the whole company is in the hands of each individual

    2 If we don’t look after the customer, someone else will

    3 Always deliver what we promise

    4 Always treat customers as we ourselves would like to be treated

    5 Nothing is gained by winning an argument, but losing a customer

    Grevan Cars Ltd Mission Statement

    To be the most respected and admired service organisation in the West Country.

    To succeed in achieving the above statement, the Company is constantly striving to

    ensure that its workforce is content, productive and supported.

    Graham De Val

    Group Managing Director

    December 2019