This statement has been published in accordance with the Modern Slavery Act 2015. It sets out the steps taken by Countrywide Freight Group Ltd.
Countywide Freight Group Ltd includes:
- UPS Deeside & Mallusk
- DHL Kingswinford
Modern slavery is a crime and a violation of fundamental human rights. It takes various forms, such as slavery, servitude, forced and compulsory labour and human trafficking,
all of which have in common the deprivation of a person's liberty by another in order to exploit them for personal or commercial gain. We have a zero-tolerance approach to
modern slavery, and we are committed to:
- Acting ethically and with integrity in all our business dealings and relationships
- To implementing and enforcing effective systems and controls to ensure modern slavery is not taking place anywhere in our own business or in any of our supply chains
- To improving our practices to combat slavery and human trafficking
- To ensuring there is transparency in our own business and in our approach to tackling modern slavery throughout our supply chains, consistent with our disclosure obligations under the Modern Slavery Act 2015.
We expect the same high standards from all of our contractors, suppliers and other business partners, and as part of our contracting processes, we include specific prohibitions against the use of forced,
compulsory or trafficked labour, or anyone held in slavery or servitude, whether adults or children, and we expect that our suppliers will hold their own suppliers to the same high standards.
Countrywide Freight Group - market leaders in delivery services between the UK and Ireland
Countrywide Freight Group is a transport company which is recognised as the market leader in parcel, pallet and groupage collection and delivery services between the UK and Ireland.
As a privately owned transport company we have built our reputation on Next Day Delivery from the UK to Ireland and we take great pride in providing a high standard of service and customer
satisfaction to our loyal customer base. Our commitment is to provide a personal, cost-effective service, enabling transportation of all products to be delivered courteously, in good
condition and on time, projecting the image you, the customer, deserve
We have Depots in Belfast, Gateshead, Manchester, North Wales, Mid Wales, Melton Mowbray and London. This policy applies to all persons working for us or on our behalf in any capacity,
including employees at all levels, directors, officers, agency workers, seconded workers, volunteers, interns, agents, contractors, external consultants, third-party representatives and business partners.
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 and controls to ensure slavery and human trafficking is not taking place anywhere in our supply chains. We appreciate that these are initial steps and commit to improving our systems and instigating a training awareness program for our most relevant staff.
This statement has been approved by Countrywide Freight Group Senior Leadership Team.