NHBC Modern Slavery Statement

NHBC modern slavery statement

In the financial year 1 April 2017 to 31 March 2018, NHBC continued its commitment and activities to combat instances of slavery and human trafficking that may have been present in its business and supply chain.

About NHBC

NHBC is the UK's leading warranty and insurance provider for new homes. Its purpose is to work with NHBC registered house builders and developers to help improve the construction standards of the new homes they build for the benefit of homeowners.

NHBC supplies inspection services, guidance and training to builders and developers and provides protection for homebuyers through its range of Buildmark warranty and insurance products.

With no shareholders, NHBC is able to invest surpluses in its purpose of helping to improve the quality of UK house building. NHBC also works with government and stakeholders to help shape housing policy.

NHBC is authorised by the Prudential Regulation Authority and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and the Prudential Regulation Authority. NHBC is a private company limited by guarantee. It has approximately 1,300 employees and operates in the UK.

NHBC supply chain

NHBC’s supply chain consists of the supply of goods and services required to support the delivery of NHBC’s trading activities.

NHBC’s supply chain continues to fit into three main categories:

  1. The settlement of claims activities (e.g. remedial works contractors and consultants who carry out work in relation to NHBC's Buildmark warranty product);
  2. Business to business services (e.g. marketing and events, IT and telecommunications, travel, car fleet, consultancy and other professional services);
  3. Operational services - all other procurement of goods and services (e.g. Personal Protective Equipment, cleaning, catering, stationery, maintenance of NHBC's offices etc.).

There were no substantial changes to NHBC's supply chain during the financial year.

Update on activity following NHBC’s 2017 statement

NHBC continues to make progress with its commitment and activities to combat slavery and human trafficking:

Looking ahead to financial year 18/19

For the current financial year, NHBC will continue in its commitment to combat any instances of slavery and human trafficking in its business and supply chain. This will be achieved by:

NHBC is committed to ensuring that its processes and approach are appropriate, effective and reflect the risks within its business.

This statement is made pursuant to section 54(1) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015, and constitutes NHBC's slavery and human trafficking statement for the financial year ended 31 March 2018.

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Chief Executive Officer                              Date: 21st September 2018