Modern Slavery Statement 2019 DCM (Cornwall) Ltd
This statement is made pursuant to Section 54 of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and constitutes our Group slavery and human trafficking statement for the financial year ended 2018.
Structure, business and supply chains
DCM Cornwall is a private, family owned Cornish company. Within the group there are 2 trading companies, Dales Central Motors Ltd and Dales Cornwall Ltd, that operate from Scorrier and Summercourt representing 5 Motor manufacturers offering vehicle sales and aftersales. During 2018 we had a company turnover of £62 million and employed 128 staff.
Policies in relation to slavery and human trafficking
As a family owned and family run business, we aim to treat our staff, customers and suppliers fairly, honestly and with respect. We are therefore committed to prevent acts of modern slavery or human trafficking from occurring within our business. We expect the same from those who we buy goods or services from.
Due Diligence and Risk
In 2018 89% of our overall cost (including cost of sales) of £60.5 million were from the purchasing of new or used vehicles or motor vehicle parts from our franchise partners. We rely on these partners to produce their products according to their published anti-slavery and trafficking measures.
In 2018 employment costs represented 7% of our overall cost (including cost of sales) and 61% of our operating expenses. Our recruitment process ensures eligibility to work in the UK. Our employee wage/bonus structure honours the national minimum wage and we always aim to pay the living wage.
Our other expenses, which represents 4% of our overall cost (including cost of sales) and 39% of our operating expenses, arise from our trading relationship with hundreds of different suppliers. It is not possible to establish with absolute certainty the risk of modern slavery or human trafficking for each one. We will ask for more information where we feel the situation or risk warrants this.
In 2019 we will include reference to Modern slavery and human trafficking in our staff handbook.
Approved by the board of directors
29th March 2019