Our New Partnership with Slave-Free Alliance
news 25 Feb 2021
Sunbelt Rentals joins the fight against human trafficking by becoming a member of Slave-Free Alliance.
Today we are proud to announce our new partnership with Slave-Free Alliance.
We are joining forces with the social enterprise, which supports businesses that want to protect their supply chains and operations from modern slavery. Our membership is part of our Sustainability 2030 strategy - an ongoing commitment to acting responsibly and sustainably for our people, our customers, our communities and the planet.
Membership of Slave-Free Alliance, which is part of the pioneering global anti-slavery charity Hope for Justice, will see us take part in regular reviews of our suppliers, sites and processes. We will also run ongoing modern slavery awareness training for our people and suppliers, to ensure they are equipped with the skills they need to spot the potential signs of modern slavery and know how to report them.
We chose to partner with Slave-Free Alliance because they instilled us with confidence that they will help us deliver our objectives in building an ethical, sustainable and transparent supply chain with all of our suppliers in the UK market. Our Sustainability 2030 strategy is focused on acting responsibly in every aspect of our work and business life, and we are committed to leading our industry in this area.David Phillips, Logistics & Supply Chain Director at Sunbelt Rentals
We are delighted that Sunbelt Rentals is joining us in the fight against modern slavery, and we are looking forward to working closely together to help achieve our shared goal; a slave-free supply chain. It’s wonderful to see this commitment from Sunbelt Rentals to play its part in ensuring that workers are not exploited. We hope that many other businesses will follow its example, and join with us.Marc Stanton, Director at Slave-Free Alliance
Membership of Slave-Free Alliance is open to all businesses, of any size, that wish to protect their supply chains and operations from modern slavery. New members become part of a global force for change, which began in the UK and now counts global multinationals and household names including AstraZeneca, Dixons Carphone, Kingfisher and ALDI UK as members.
Industries represented globally include professional services, engineering, data analysis, IT, utilities, energy, environmental services, manufacturing, agriculture, insurance, legal, pharmaceutical, property, recruitment, retail, transport and waste management.