Modern Slavery Statement

This statement is made under Section 54 (Transparency in Supply Chains) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 relating to all businesses within Breeze Motor Group. The statement sets down Breeze Motor Group’s commitment to preventing slavery and human trafficking in our business activities and the steps we have put in place, with the aim of ensuring that there is no slavery or human trafficking in our own business and supply chains. We all have a duty to be alert to risks, however small.  Staff are expected to report their concerns and management to act upon them.

Organisational Structure & Supply Chain

Breeze Motor Group consists of a Volkswagen Passenger Car centre, three Volkswagen Commercial Vehicle centres, a Trade Parts Specialist centre and a used vehicle centre. Our six premises operate across Dorset and Hampshire within the United Kingdom.

The business trades in the supply of vehicles and parts from the respective manufacturers, for sale to our customers. The group also conducts business with various finance and insurance partners, local businesses and national suppliers for other goods and services.

Policies on modern slavery

The Company is committed to ensuring that there is no modern slavery or human trafficking in our business or our supply chains. This Statement affirms its intention to act ethically in our business relationships.

The following policies set down our approach to the identification of modern slavery risks and steps to be taken to prevent slavery and human trafficking in our operations:

  • Whistleblowing policy - the Company encourages all its workers, customers and other business partners to report any concerns related to its direct activities or its supply chains.
  • Code of Conduct - The Code of Conduct sets down the actions and behaviour expected of employees when representing the Company.

Due diligence processes

The Company undertakes due diligence when considering taking on new suppliers, and regularly reviews its existing suppliers. As part of our initiative to identify and mitigate risk:

  • A policy is in place to support and protect whistle blowers
  • Our HR department follows a stringent process during the recruitment process for external and agency applicants.
  • We conduct business relationships and processes in line with our respective manufacturers UK retailing standards.
  • Aware of the risk of slavery and human trafficking when interacting with our supply chain and potential suppliers or customers.

Supplier adherence to our values

We have zero tolerance to slavery and human trafficking. We expect all those in our supply chain to comply with our values.

Training

To ensure a high level of understanding of the risks of modern slavery and human trafficking in our supply chain and our business we provide relevant training for our staff.

Our effectiveness in combating slavery and human trafficking

We use the following key performance indicators (KPIs) to measure how effective we have been to ensure that slavery and human trafficking is not taking place in any part of our business or supply chains:

  • Ensure compliance with the National Minimum Wage Act and Working Time Regulations
  • Identify high risk within our supply chain and address accordingly

 This statement constitutes our group's slavery and human trafficking statement for the current financial year and will be regularly reviewed and updated as necessary. The Director endorses this policy statement and is fully committed to its implementation.

John Corderoy

Director

Breeze Volkswagen
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Breeze Motor Company Ltd (FRN : 669607) t/a Breeze Volkswagen, Breeze VW and Breeze Van Centre and Breeze (Southampton) Ltd (FRN : 663317) t/a Breeze Van Centre and Volkswagen Van Centre Portsmouth are authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. We are a Credit Broker not a Lender and can introduce you to a limited number of lenders. An introduction to a lender does not amount to independent financial advice. Our approach is to introduce you first to Volkswagen Financial Services. If they are unable to make you a finance offer, we will inform you and request your permission to submit a proposal to another of our lenders. Please ask for a list of our funding partners. We typically receive a fixed commission calculated by reference to the vehicle model or amount you borrow, for introducing you to a lender but this does not affect the interest you pay on the agreement, which is set by the lender. In the event your agreement is placed with MotoNovo Finance, they also provide preferential rates to us for the funding of our vehicle stock. Breeze Motor Company Ltd is an Appointed Representative of AutoProtect (MBI) Limited for General Insurance distribution purposes which is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority for Insurance Mediation (Firm Reference Number 312413). You can check this on the FCA Register by visiting the www.fca.org.uk