Modern slavery is a heinous crime in which people are treated as commodities and exploited for criminal gain. It can affect individuals and communities across the globe, it also can also take place, right here, in the UK.
As a responsible and ethical business Tarmac is committed to respecting human / labour rights and to take all reasonable steps to ensure that modern slavery (in any form) does not take place in our sphere of influence. Transparency throughout our supply chain is critical in achieving this goal. We are a key signatory of the Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority (GLAA) – Construction Protocol and are one of a handful of companies to have achieved verification to BES 6002 – The Ethical Labour Standard
Modern Slavery Act
The Modern Slavery Act was introduced in 2015 and applies to all businesses that operate in the UK. Some organisations, those with an annual turnover of £36m or more, are required to produce and annual slavery and trafficking statement.
Tarmac is part of the leading global building materials group CRH plc which employs 90,000 people at almost 3,700 locations worldwide. As such, we abide by the guiding principles of business as set out in the CRH Code of Business Conduct (pdf, 4.26mb). As a UK operating company and part of the CRH PLC, Tarmac complies with Group policy, regarding the Modern Slavery Act. Our 'Commitment to Human Rights - Tackling Modern Slavery' confirms the steps we are taking to ensure modern slavery and human trafficking does not occur in our organisation and that of our supply chain partners CRH Modern Slavery Statement (pdf, 1.66mb)
Our annual statement, confirming progress to date is available here 2018 CRH Statement.