MACDONALD HOTELS LIMITED
MODERN SLAVERY ACT TRANSPARENCY
This is the Modern Slavery Transparency Statement
of Macdonald Hotels Limited ("Macdonald Hotels") for the financial
year ending 31st March 2016. This statement is
made pursuant to s.54(1) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015.
The Modern Slavery Act 2015 creates offences in respect of
slavery, servitude, forced or compulsory labour and human
trafficking ("Modern Slavery"). Macdonald Hotels are
committed to combatting all forms of Modern Slavery.
ABOUT MACDONALD HOTELS
The Macdonald Hotels group is one of the UK's
leading privately owned hotel and hospitality businesses.
Macdonald Hotels is headquartered in Bathgate, Scotland.
The group consists of over 40 hotels and resorts
in the UK, Ireland, Spain, and Portugal. The business relies
on the services of around 4,000 workers.
Macdonald Hotels recognises that Modern Slavery is not an issue
confined to the overseas hospitality sector. In particular we
recognise the risks that arise from the use of foreign and migrant
labour, and from supply chains both in the UK and overseas.
POLICIES AND PROCEDURES
In the financial year, the existing policies and procedures of
Macdonald Hotels which would assist in combatting Modern Slavery
included: checks and verification in respect of migrant workers; a
whistleblowing policythat encouraged reports from staff of
unethical conduct; and a central register of recruitment agents and
Macdonald Hotels has also recently taken the following steps to
further enhance its policies and procedures:
- An external adviser has been engaged to assist the group in
assessing Modern Slavery risk and enhancing its policies and
- A Modern Slavery Policy has been put in place.
- Suppliers and recruitment agencies have been issued with a copy
of the Modern Slavery Policy
In the coming months, Macdonald Hotels intends to take
additional steps including:
- Expanding due diligence on subcontractors and suppliers
- Modern Slavery training across the wider group.
R. Gordon Fraser
Group Managing Director
Macdonald Hotels Limited