Modern Slavery Statement

Modern Slavery Statement

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 can also take place, right here, in the UK.

As a responsible and ethical business Griffiths 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.


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.

Griffiths is part of the leading global building materials group CRH plc which employs approximately 87,000 people at almost 3,800 locations worldwide. As such, we abide by the guiding principles of business as set out in the CRH Code of Business Conduct. As a UK operating company and part of the CRH PLC, Griffiths 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 or that of our supply chain partners.

CRH’s latest Modern Slavery Statement,  is made in compliance with Section 54(1) of the UK Modern Slavery Act 2015, and sets out the measures CRH and its subsidiaries (collectively “CRH” or the “Group”) have taken during the financial year ending 31st December 2019 to ensure that slavery or human trafficking is not taking place within its own business or in any of its supply chains.

Griffiths also reviews and publishes its own Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking Act Statement each year.