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Modern slavery policy

WG Davies Ltd is committed to the creation of long-term sustainable value for all our stakeholders and believe that upholding fundamental human rights and ensuring decent working conditions is a prerequisite for achieving such results.


We uphold the protection of these rights in all our operations and seek to promote respect for the same principles by others over whom we have an influence, particularly our contractors, suppliers and all other entities and individuals with whom we have a business relationship. 

Furthermore, we will not establish or continue a relationship with any counterpart that refuses to respect the principles of the WG Davies Code of Conduct, which explicitly endorses the protection of human rights.

WG Davies Ltd is opposed to all forms of modern slavery and is committed to acting ethically and with integrity in all its business relationships.  We take steps to ensure that adequate processes and controls are in place to ensure slavery and human trafficking is not taking place anywhere in our supply chains.

This statement is made pursuant to section 54 of the Modern Slavery Act 2015.

WG Davies Ltd is the main franchised dealer for MAN Truck and Bus across South Wales.  WG Davies Ltd operates from three regional Network Centres in Cardiff, Swansea and Tenby.  We currently employ over 90 employees and offer our customers a comprehensive range of parts and service support, for all types and sizes of transport related operations.

This Statement is approved by WG Davies Directorship and is reviewed and updated annually.

Supply chain

At WG Davies Ltd we are continuously improving our practices to identify and eliminate any slavery and human trafficking in our business and supply chains, and to act ethically and with integrity in all our business relationships.

We use a wide range of contractors, suppliers and partners who provide services, goods and supplies to support our operational delivery.

Policy framework

We have an extensive and robust framework of policies, procedures and contractual requirements in place to support our undertaking and underpin our approach to tackling the risk of modern slavery in our supply chain. These include:

Procurement policy

WG Davies Ltd will only trade with those who fully comply with this Policy or those who are taking verifiable steps towards compliance.  WG Davies Ltd will assess any suspected instances of non-compliance on a case-by-case basis and take appropriate remedial action.

WG Davies Ltd procurement seeks to identify and mitigate risks in supply chains particularly around modern slavery and human trafficking.  We aim to ensure that all new procurement activity address the following areas:

  1. Contract clauses that require our supply chain to use reasonable endeavours to ensure that its employees or agents and/or supply chain shall act in a way which is compatible with the Modern Slavery Act 2015.

  2. Our supply chain to publish a statement as required by the Act.

  3. A right for WG Davies Ltd to audit our supply chain providers’ procedures and processes to ensure that they comply with the Modern Slavery Act 2015.  Where a supply chain provider is not compliant, the right for WG Davies Ltd to require that provider to take remedial actions as requested to address any areas of concern, or to cancel the contract.


Our recruitment process follows a ‘safer recruitment’ process to ensure that all prospective employees are legally entitled to work in the UK and have the right background checks before working for WG Davies Ltd.  

Policies, procedures and support are in place for people to raise concerns if they are experiencing any type of abuse once in our employment.

Safeguarding policy

WG Davies Ltd has a Safeguarding Policy in place to ensure that all suspected cases of neglect or abuse are investigated and reported.  Each Directorate has a safeguarding lead who will ensure continued compliance and deal with safeguarding concerns. 

Whistleblowing policy

Our Whistleblowing Policy provides advice to Employees, Managers and Directorates about how to report any instances of malpractice within our organisation or supply chain. 


We are committed to raising awareness amongst colleagues about anti-slavery and human trafficking.  This topic will be a regular feature in our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion training plans.

We will further enhance our procedures to help us identify, prevent and mitigate any risks of modern slavery or human trafficking in relation to new and existing suppliers and in relation to our own operations.