Modern slavery and human trafficking statement for the financial year 2017/2018
This statement is made pursuant to Part 6 Section 54 of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and relates to activity during the financial year April 2017 to March 2018.
Magna Housing Limited (Magna) was formed in 2017 from the amalgamation of Magna Housing Group Ltd, Magna Housing Association Ltd and Magna West Somerset Housing Association Ltd. Magna is the parent company of Charter (SW) Limited. Both are limited companies and registered in England.
Magna is a community benefit society registered under the Co-operative and Community Benefit Societies Act 2014 and operates under charitable rules.
Magna is a registered provider, registered with the Regulator of Social Housing and affiliated to the National Housing Federation.
At the end of 2017/18 we employed 372 full and part-time employees. Our annual turnover exceeds £36 million.
Magna provides a confidential reporting process for employees to report serious concerns about any aspect of our work including modern slavery.
During 2016/17 we provided guidance for staff on the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and reviewed and updated our safeguarding, equality and diversity, and procurement policies and procedures.
During 2017/18 we carried out a modern slavery risk assessment which has helped us to identify further actions we can take.
During 2018/19 we will:
- require relevant employees to complete modern slavery awareness training, specifically tailored to housing associations, to enable them to strengthen their awareness of modern slavery, help them to identify a potential problem and know what to do if an incident of modern slavery is suspected;
- undertake a supply chain mapping process to establish where our goods and services come from and identify any exploitation risk;
- develop a supplier/contractor code of conduct; and
- update our procurement policy and relevant procurement procedures.
If you are a victim or if you hold information that could lead to the identification, discovery and recovery of victims in the UK you can contact the Modern Slavery Helpline on 08000 121 700.