Modern Slavery Statement - 2021
Cinch Cars Limited (“Cinch”, “we”, “us”, “our”) is an online quality checked used car retailer.
Cinch has a zero-tolerance approach to modern slavery. We act ethically and with integrity and seek to implement systems and procedures to try to ensure modern slavery does not take place within our business or in our suppliers.
Structure and suppliers
The services, parts and products Cinch sells are sourced from a range of national and international suppliers.
Cinch operates to high professional standards and remains committed to ensuring there is no modern slavery or human trafficking in its business.
Cinch’s has policies and procedures which it keeps regularly under review, including a Supplier Code of Conduct. All suppliers will be provided with a copy of this Code of Conduct and details of Cinch’s requirements as varied from time to time.
A questionnaire regarding suppliers’ business practices is provided for completion during the selection and contracting process with new suppliers. Suppliers are required to confirm their compliance with legislation including the Modern Slavery Act. The questionnaire addresses the behaviours and ethics we expect of our suppliers.
Specific prohibitions against the use of forced, compulsory and/or trafficked labour are included as part of the contracting process and a right to audit the supplier is normally included in Cinch’s contractual terms. We also expect our suppliers to hold their supply chain to the same high standards.
Risk Assessment and Effectiveness
Reasonable and practical checks, to test whether our standards are being adhered to by our suppliers and that local legislation and regulations are complied with, will be carried out. Any instances of non-compliance will be dealt with on a case-by-case basis and any remedial actions tailored appropriately; to date, no such instances of non-compliance have arisen.
Cinch employs people in locations across the UK. Appropriate training is provided and Cinch will continue to develop this training as legislation and standards evolve.
To help facilitate compliance with this practice, a confidential, independent whistleblowing help-line is in place. Employees, contractors and suppliers are encouraged to use the help-line to report any activity they are concerned about in any part of Cinch’s business or its suppliers.
This statement is made pursuant to Section 54, Part 6 of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 for the financial year ended 31 March 2021. It has been approved by the Board of Directors, who will review it on an annual basis making updates as necessary.