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Modern Slavery Statement

Ventura Campers

GM Coachwork Ltd, modern slavery statement for the financial year ended October 2023 our business, structure and supply chains.

This statement, made pursuant to section 54(1) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015, sets out the approach taken by GM Coachwork Ltd to understand whether slavery, servitude, forced labour and/or human trafficking (together “Modern Slavery”) exists in our supply chain, and the actions undertaken to eliminate it.

Our business

GM Coachwork Ltd is a builder, convertor and an adaptor of wheelchair accessible vehicles, drive from wheelchair vehicles, accessible minibus’, taxis’ and campervans. We operate from two large sites, within five miles of each other. The business was started thirty years ago and is now one of the largest of its type. We operate mainly within the UK market, with a small number of vehicles being sold into the EU.

Our structure

GM Coachwork Ltd is a private limited company, with a Chief Executive Officer at its head, a small Board of Directors reporting to a Managing Director. Product development is driven by our Research and Development Department. Sales and marketing are two separate departments supporting each other. A skilled workforce is responsible for product build. Customer support is handled by our warranty and servicing departments.

Our supply chains and workforce recruitment

GM Coachwork Ltd works with a range of suppliers who provide goods and services across a number of different categories, such as, vehicle supply, conversion materials, IT and telecoms, marketing, legal and other services. Therefore, we have close relationships with our suppliers and good visibility of our supply chain.

We have considered the exposure of GM Coachwork Ltd to slavery and human trafficking risk, taking in to account:

  • Limited direct and supply chain operations in countries with a high prevalence of modern slavery, informed by third-party external sources including the Global Slavery Index;
  • Skilled nature of the activities and roles undertaken across the Company, and the skill set and qualifications required to perform these activities, reducing our exposure to temporary or low-skilled agency employment;
  • The application of our Company policies and processes, including procurement and recruitment processes;
  • All suppliers must comply with applicable international and national laws and standards in relation to labour practices and human rights, including slavery and human trafficking legislation

On this basis, we consider our exposure to modern slavery to be low, but we will continue to monitor and review our policies, practices and supplier network.

Our policy

This Policy takes into account, and supports, the policies, procedures and requirements documented in our Integrated Management System, compliant with the requirements of ISO 9001:2015 and ISO 14001:2015. The implementation and operation of this management system underlines our commitment to this policy statement. Formal procedures concerning slavery and human trafficking have been established, including disciplinary procedures where they are breached

The Company will achieve these aims by our intention to identify and mitigate risk in the following ways (But not limited to):-

This statement and policy we view as a live document and will play a central part in informing all our business activities.
David Vooght CEO