Modern Slavery Statement
Modern slavery is a heinous crime in which people are treated as commodities and exploited for
criminal gain. It can affect individuals and communities across the globe, it can also take place, right
here in the UK.
As a responsible and ethical business SWS UK is committed to respecting human / labour rights and
to take all reasonable steps to ensure that modern slavery (in any form) does not take place in our
sphere of influence. Transparency throughout our supply chain is critical in achieving this goal.
Modern Slavery Act
The Modern Slavery Act was introduced in 2015 and applies to all businesses that operate in the UK.
Some organisations, those with an annual turnover of £36m or more, are required to produce an
annual slavery and trafficking statement.
SWS UK is part of the leading global building materials group CRH plc which employs approximately
87,000 people at almost 3,800 locations worldwide. As such, we abide by the guiding principles as
set out in the CRH Code of Business Conduct. As a UK operating company and
part of CRH plc, SWS UK complies with Group policy, regarding the Modern Slavery Act.
The statement confirms the steps we are taking to ensure modern slavery and human trafficking
does not occur in our organisation and that of our supply chain partners.
Our annual statement, confirming progress to date is available here.