General All-Purpose Plastics Limited T/A GAP (02767596) and all its subsidiary companies including Homeline Building Products and Rockdoor are committed to and meet the objectives of the Modern Slavery Act 2015.
GAP is a leading manufacturer, stockist and distributor of low maintenance PVC-U building products to customers the length and breadth of the UK, with over 600 employees and an annual turnover of £65 million (2016). GAP has 3 manufacturing sites and 43 distribution depots with nationwide coverage of the UK.
Established in 1993 and privately owned GAP has carved out an enviable reputation for supplying the highest quality products backed up with unparalleled levels of customer service.
The relationship with all our suppliers has been established over a number of years and is built upon mutually beneficial factors, where we have close and personal links and contact with the owners or directors, typically reflecting the fact that we partner with small and medium sized operations in the main.
As and when we have new contractors or suppliers come on-board we always pre-qualify any new firm through a series of due diligence, relating to company performance, HS&E compliance and references from other customers to establish that they are suitable. We back this up with visits to all manufacturing or distribution sites to ensure they conform to our own exacting standards.
Our commitment to this policy is reinforced with regular unannounced visits and audits to all suppliers both in the UK and also worldwide. These regular visits and audits will continue throughout the duration that any contract of supply remains in place.
To date we haven’t been made aware of any human trafficking / slavery activities within the supply chain but if any were highlighted to us then we would act immediately in accordance with our legal and moral obligations.
The Group has a clear Whistleblowing Policy and actively encourages the reporting and exposure of unethical behaviour across all locations and supply chains in which it operates.
We have zero tolerance to slavery and human trafficking. To maintain awareness and ensure a high level of understanding of the risks of modern slavery and human trafficking in our business our Anti-slavery Policy is available in our Employee Handbook and on the Intranet.
This statement is made pursuant to section 54(1) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and constitutes our Group’s slavery and human trafficking statement for the financial year ending 2017.
The board of directors of the Company approved this statement on 1st June 2016.
Chief Executive Officer
General All-Purpose Plastics