Policies & Code


Policies & Code

Modern Slavery Policy

Modern Slavery Statement

This Statement applies to Eco World London Development Company Limited, Eco World London Holdings Limited and its subsidiaries and associated companies (together “Eco World London” “We” and “Us”).

At Eco World London, we recognise that slavery and human trafficking are significant human rights issues and are committed to taking appropriate and proportionate steps to mitigate the risk of these occurring within our business and our supply chain. Our approach in tackling modern slavery builds upon our core vision and values which focus strongly on people and relationships and we are committed to combatting modern slavery and ensuring transparency throughout our supply chain

Our Policy Statement

Eco World London takes a zero-tolerance approach to modern slavery and we are committed to acting ethically and with integrity in all our business dealings and relationships and to implementing effective systems and controls to ensure modern slavery is not taking place anywhere in our own business or in any of our supply chains.

We are committed 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 Act. We expect the same high standards from all of our contractors, sub-contractors, consultants, suppliers, service providers, joint venture partners and other agents, third-party representatives and business partners, and expect our supply chain to impose the same standards on their own supply chain. We therefore require this policy to be complied with in our supply chain contracts and appointments.

Structure and Supply Chain

As a property developer operating within the UK, the key areas of our operation that could be affected by slavery and human trafficking are directly hired employees, agency workers working on our behalf, subcontractor operatives working on our sites and the workforce of our supply chain who supply services and materials to our business.

In 2020 we continued the work started in the previous year in order to better understand the risks within our supply chains and where required undertook risk mapping exercises in line with ISO 20400 to identify those areas of the supply chain most vulnerable to modern slavery practices, which has helped to guide the steps and processes taken to date and to be undertaken in the future. The steps that we take to mitigate risks in relation to our supply chain are noted below.

Our Policies and Due Diligence Processes

  • Employees:
    • We verify that all employees have the right to work in the UK upon commencement of their employment.
    • We make all employees aware of their working hours, leave and absence entitlements and other employment benefits via the Employee Handbook.
  • Agency workers:
    • We aim to only engage agency workers that are provided by approved suppliers.
    • We require all approved suppliers to ensure their agency workers have the right to work in the UK and to have procedures in place to minimise the risk of recruiting forced or compulsory labour.
  • Contractors and Subcontractors:
    • We require, by contract, our contractors and subcontractors to comply with the Modern Slavery Act and our own Modern Slavery Policy and to ensure their employees have the right to work in the UK.
    • We consider potential contractors’ or sub-contractors’ approaches to employee rights and any breaches of human rights related legislation during our selection process.
    • We ask all site operatives to provide evidence of their CSCS cards.
    • We require all contractors and sub-contractors that purchase materials for use on our sites to consider the risk of modern slavery in their supply chain.
  • Suppliers:
    • We procure the majority of our directly sourced materials from UK based organisations that are required to comply with UK laws, including the Modern Slavery Act. Where materials are directly sourced from outside of the UK we consider the risk of slavery and human trafficking as part of our selection process.
  • Whistleblowing:
    • Our policies and procedures allow any employee or third party to confidentially raise any concerns.
  • Internal Auditing:
    • Our process of internal audit means that we are collectively and continually monitoring our supply chain and contracts ensuring the effectiveness of our approach.
    • As a business we engage staff at the appropriate stages to ensure our approach is consistent and actively enforced.


To ensure that the risks of modern slavery and human trafficking facing our business are understood within our organisation, we have adopted various educational methods for our employees, from a bespoke e-learning module to employee briefings.

In 2021 we will continue to review our in-house training programme to ensure that sufficient training is delivered to all staff on a mandatory basis.

This statement will be reviewed and updated annually. This document has been approved by the Board of Directors of both Eco World London Development Company Limited and Eco World London Holdings Limited.

This statement is made pursuant to section 54(1) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and constitutes the slavery and human trafficking statement for the financial year ending 31 October 2020 in respect of the companies listed below.