ARI has 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 and enforcing effective systems and controls to ensure modern slavery is not taking place anywhere in the ARI business or in any of its supply chains.
MODERN SLAVERY STATEMENT.
ARI Fleet UK Ltd UK (“ARI”) is a leading fleet management and vehicle leasing company, specialising in complex car, van and HGV fleets. Headquartered in Chippenham, the UK business provides state-of the art fleet management solutions including vehicle funding, vehicle acquisition and remarketing, maintenance management, commercial vehicle compliance, accident management, provision of daily rental, and driver risk management services. ARI, a part of the Holman Automotive Group, (a family owned company), is a global vehicle management leader managing over 2 million vehicles worldwide, with a work force of over 2,300 with offices throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Germany
and the UK.
ARI and its subsidiaries are committed to treating people with dignity and respect in the workplace and in the communities where we do business, as well as to the respect and protection of human rights. ARI has 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 and enforcing effective systems and controls to ensure modern slavery is not taking place anywhere in the ARI business or in any of its supply chains.
ARI is also committed to ensuring there is transparency in our own business and in our approach to identifying modern slavery through our supply chains, consistent with our disclosure obligations under the Modern Slavery Act 2015. We expect the same high standards from all of our suppliers and other business partners, and we expect that our suppliers will hold their own suppliers to the same high standards.
ARI Fleet UK Ltd provides fleet management services to clients operating small, medium and large vehicle fleets. Services offered include maintenance management, accident management, fleet management services, roadside recovery, daily hire and risk management for all types of vehicle fleets and their drivers. Finance leasing services are provided via our subsidiary ARI Fleet Leasing UK Ltd.
ARI has distributed its Anti-slavery policy to all employees and includes the policy within the new employee pack. In addition ARI will develop and provide key procurement and supply chain personnel with training on modern slavery and human trafficking, particularly with respect to identifying and mitigating risks within our supply chain.
Our Supply Chains
ARI procures a wide range of goods and services via a diverse and varied supply chain, including:
Garages and vehicle workshops
Tyres and glass
Property maintenance services
Facilities management services
Communications and IT equipment services
Various professional services
Office equipment and supplies
Our procurement activities take place in England; and our contractors and suppliers are predominantly UK and EU based.
We expect all companies we engage with to ensure their goods, materials and labour-related supply chains:
Fully comply with the Modern Slavery Act 2015; and are
Transparent, accountable and auditable; and are
Free from ethical ambiguities.
In assessing risk within our supply chain we consider the following risk factors: supplier location; nature of goods / services provided; the strength of our relationship with the supplier and the supplier’s level of corporate governance.
Individuals with evidence of non-compliance with the Modern Slavery Act in connection with ARI Fleet UK Ltd supply chains are encouraged to follow the reporting procedure outlined within our Anti-bribery and Corruption Policy.
We take a collaborative approach to our relationships with our supply chain and encourage transparency. If issues are reported we will provide guidance and support to help identify an appropriate resolution. In the instance of repeated or serious incidents we will terminate our relationship accordingly.
This statement is made pursuant to section 54(1) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and constitutes our Company’s slavery and human trafficking statement for the financial year ending 31st December 2019.
31st December 2019