Keepmoat aims to conduct all its business in an honest and ethical manner and are committed to preventing modern slavery. We will uphold all laws relevant to the Modern Slavery Act 2015.
This statement has been produced in line with the Modern Slavery Act 2015. It describes the steps taken by MCI Developments Limited against modern slavery. The Chief Executive Officer is responsible for this statement. It was formally approved by the Executive Board on 9 May 2022. The Regional Managing Director has operational responsibility in relation to modern slavery.
MCI Developments deliver high quality, affordable homes for registered providers, local authorities, and investors throughout the North West, Yorkshire, and the Midlands.
MCI Developments is part of Keepmoat Homes, a top 10 UK housebuilder. Keepmoat is committed to helping communities thrive, improving local people’s lives and job prospects and protecting the natural world.
MCI Developments has adopted the Keepmoat modern slavery policy. All staff are required to read the policy and act in accordance with it. We ask all members of staff to be vigilant to signs of modern slavery both within our business and in our supply chain.
The Whistleblowing Policy requires staff to report any suspicion that modern slavery is occurring in our business or within our supply chain. We have refreshed the whistleblowing posters to encourage reports and identified modern slavery as a risk area on these. Anonymous reports are accepted.
MCI Developments wish to work with partners who share our commitment to preventing modern slavery. To make sure this happens, we will ensure that anti-modern slavery clauses are included in our sub-contractor and supplier contracts in FY 2022. We encourage our suppliers to sign-up to CHAS Premium which requires a modern slavery policy to be uploaded. Most of our suppliers have signed up.
MCI Developments undertake due diligence for the key modern slavery risk areas identified by our risk assessment. The key controls in each of these areas are:
MCI Developments carries out an annual risk assessment of its exposure to modern slavery. The latest review in April 2022 looked at the risks through the following lenses:
MCI Developments has calculated the overall modern slavery risk as low.
MCI Developments will review our performance against preventing modern slavery on an annual basis. We will consider the following metrics:
MCI Developments offer a suite of 3 e-learning modules dedicated to modern slavery. These inform staff of what modern slavery is, how to recognise when it might be taking place, and what to do if you suspect modern slavery. All staff are required to complete these modules.