Anti-Slavery & Human Trafficking Policy

Policy Statement

Portview Fit-Out Limited is committed to preventing acts of modern slavery and human trafficking from occurring within its business and supply chain and imposes the same high standards on both itself and its supply chain. Portview Fit-Out Limited takes a zero-tolerance approach to slavery and human trafficking and we expect our supply chains to take the same stance. We are committed to developing and maintaining effective systems and controls to ensure that we address the threat of modern slavery within our business and in all our business relationships, in particular in our supply chains.

Portview Fit-Out Limited is an interior fit-out company. Our business is focused in the retail, stadia, hospitality, hotel, health sciences, higher education, commercial and residential sectors. Portview Fit-Out Limited employs over 100 people throughout the UK and Ireland.

Portview Fit-Out Limited has an annual turnover in the region of £40 million. To find out more about the nature of our business, please click www.portview.co.uk.

We work with a supply chain that includes sub-contractors, suppliers, manufacturers, professional consultants (providing design and other building related services) and labour agencies. We
contract with these organisations for the provision of works, goods, services and labour.

We are members of Constructionline, which help us to assess the compliance of UK subcontractors and suppliers at the pre-qualification stage of our procurement processes. We also assess the labour standards and ethics of suppliers that we engage with using the Supplier Ethical Data Exchange (SEDEX).

We recognise that construction is deemed to be a high-risk sector for modern slavery and human trafficking and that risks exist in procurement processes (for works, services and goods/materials), recruitment practices and site management. Projects often include a large number of contractors, including lower skilled trades which increases the potential risk of labour exploitation.

Our commitment to reducing the risk of labour wage exploitation is demonstrated by our membership and accreditation of the Living Wage Foundation. We wholeheartedly believe in and champion their ethos that a hard day’s work deserves a fair day’s pay. We voluntarily pay a higher rate of base pay to all of our employees and to the sub-contractors who work on our sites. The Living Wage provides a benchmark for responsible employers who choose to pay their employees a rate that meets the basic cost of living in the UK. It is higher than the government’s National Minimum Wage rates, including the minimum wage rate for over-25s (the ‘National Living Wage’) because it is calculated according to the cost of living.

In addition, we are also a London Living Wage employer which is calculated annually and is based on the best available evidence about living standards in the capital. We pay this rate to all of our employees and sub-contractors working on our sites located in all boroughs in Greater London. We require that all those in our supply chain comply with our values. We do not tolerate slavery or human trafficking within our supply chains. For example, if we find evidence of a failure to comply with this statement we will immediately seek to terminate our relationship with the relevant supply chain member. Appropriate action is taken to investigate any breach of this statement.

This statement is made in accordance with section 54(1) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and constitutes Portview Fit-Out Limited’s slavery and human trafficking statement for the year July
2020 and ending July 2021.

This statement was approved by Simon Campbell, Managing Director on 30th June 2021.