Morris Group Anti-Slavery and Human Trafficking Statement
We are committed to improving our practices to combat slavery and human trafficking.
We are the parent company of the Morris Group (Group). The Group has over 690 employees based in the United Kingdom and through our subsidiary Morris Site Machinery Limited we trade globally.
The Group had a global annual turnover of £48 million for the period ended 31 March 2016.
Our business is organised into trading subsidiaries, Morris & Company Limited (Company number 0185693) which is a property owner, developer and provides professional services to other members of the Group, Morris Property Limited (Company number 3033776) which carries out construction activities, Morris Care Limited (Company number 1898554) which owns and operates nursing homes and Morris Site Machinery Limited (Company number 1063091) which manufactures and distributes site machinery.
Our Supply Chains
Our supply chains include manufacturers and distributors of building products, engineering products, medicines and products used in our Care Homes. We purchase complete products from overseas for use and distribution together with component parts for the products manufactured by Morris Site Machinery Limited.
Our Policies on Slavery and Human Trafficking
We are committed to ensuring that there is no modern slavery or human trafficking in our supply chains or in any part of our business. Our Anti-slavery Policy reflects our commitment to acting ethically and with integrity in all our business relationships and to implementing and enforcing effective systems to ensure slavery and human trafficking is not taking place anywhere in our supply chains.
‘Excellence as Standard’ is at the core of our Group business ethos and we apply this to our zero tolerance of slavery and human trafficking.
We have a number of existing policies which assist the organisation in assessing and mitigating the risk of modern slavery existing in the Morris Group. Including:
- Recruitment Policy
- Corporate Social Responsibility
- Employee Code of Conduct
- Grievance and Whistleblowing Policy
- Training Policy
Due Diligence Processes for Slavery and Human Trafficking
As part of our initiative to identify and mitigate risk we have in place systems to:
- Identify and assess potential risk areas in our supply chains.
- Mitigate the risk of slavery and human trafficking occurring in our supply chains.
- Monitor potential risk areas in our supply chains.
- Protect whistle blowers.
Supplier Adherence to our Values
To ensure all those in our supply chain and contractors comply with our values we have in place a supply chain compliance programme. This consists of a compliance team, which consists of involvement from the following teams:
- Human Resources.
- Senior managers of each of the Group’s trading activities.
To ensure a high level of understanding of the risks of modern slavery and human trafficking in our supply chains and our business, we provide information/training to our staff.
We commit to regularly review the effectiveness of the steps we have taken to ensure that there is no slavery or human trafficking in our supply chains and we intend to introduce a programme of training for all managers and to introduce appropriate and proportionate provisions in all of our written contracts.
This statement is made pursuant to section 54(1) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and constitutes our Group's slavery and human trafficking statement for the financial year ending 2016.
Robin Clifford Morris
Chairman – Morris Group
Dated: November 2016
Working with Morris Property has been stress free and a pleasure. They have been extremely professional and helpful throughout the whole process. We are now just waiting to finalise the letting and we can’t wait to move into the new premises. The location is fantastic and will provide easy access for our customers and staff.
Ian Beaver, Shropshire Building Supplies
I have found Morris property very easy to deal with right from the very start with our initial enquiry. The interior build plan was authorised within a very short timescale, and Morris Property were most accommodating in helping us to achieve our end result. Nothing was too much trouble, right through to the legal process. It is always extremely helpful to deal with an organisation that is customer focused and eager to please. We look forward to a long term relationship. Thank you Morris Property and team.
Vernon Hogg, MD, Shukers, Shrewsbury
We were given a blank canvas and a totally flexible unit to meet our business needs. Vanguard’s cutting edge, professional and high impact design fits with our needs to be seen as market leader.
Robin East, Director CMYUK
From our very first dealings with Morris Property, we have found them really easy to work—helpful, flexible and quick to respond. The people we have dealt with have genuinely taken the time to understand our requirements and openly discuss options and alternatives.
A further factor in our decision to move offices into Abbey Lawn is the obvious pride that Morris has in the development as a whole. They aren’t just interested in providing great working space but the full working environment.
Andy Duxbury, Chief Executive Officer, Aaron & Partners
We needed good transport links and a convenient location with parking so customers can visit our premises to collect their orders and pick their own produce. Centurion Business park was ideal for this.
My partner Haydn and I set up Handy Veg earlier this year, one of the most important things we considered when setting up the company was location which is why we chose Centurion Park
Steve Nutting, owner of Handy Veg, Unit 11T Centurion Park, Shrewsbury
Toolstations’s investment in state-of-the-art, accessible warehousing means our extensive range of products can easily be purchased over the counter. Our new unit at Vanguard Park meets all our specification needs and Morris Property’s competitive rental rates help us to deliver high quality products at low prices.
Philip MacLaughlan, Agent Acting for Toolstation
We are delighted with the accomodation at Centurion Trade Park and the ease in which we were able to take occupation with the help of Morris Property.
Phil Garner, Axis Education at Centurion Park
We established our offices in Abbey Lawn due to its ideal location for employees and clients, and Morris Property have been exceptionally accommodating as our company has grown in size, needing a much larger office in the same location. We really can't fault them, they are a pleasure to work with.
Jon Ditchburn, PPC Operations at Croud