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Associations and Charitable Support

 


YMCA Downslink Group

We're proud to be working with YMCA Downslink Group, a local charity that works to prevent youth homelessness across Sussex and Surrey. Every night, they provide accommodation to more than 750 young people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness.

Through their youth advice centres, community and school counselling services, family mediation and other youth focussed services, they also provide additional support to 10,000 children, young people and families each year.

We will be working with YMCA Downslink to provide new work opportunities for at risk young people throughout Sussex and Surrey.

Find out more about YMCA Downslink Group here.


British Association of Landscape Industries

AVS Fencing & Landscaping Supplies are proud to be accredited members of the British Association of Landscape Industries (BALI), the leading Trade Association for UK landscape professionals, proudly setting the bar for industry standards.

Members include landscape contractors, landscape architects, garden designers and suppliers, who have all been vetted to ensure the highest standards of workmanship and quality. Since 1979, BALI has promoted, supported and inspired its members to be leaders of an environmentally, ethically and commercially sustainable landscape services industry.

To find your nearest BALI accredited garden designer or landscaper please visit www.bali.org.uk/members/


Forest Stewardship Council - FSC®

Here at AVS Fencing & Landscaping Supplies we are very proud to be FSC® certified (FSC C120422). This means that all of our timber products are sourced from FSC certified forests which are inspected by independent, FSC accredited organisations, and then certified against strict standards.

Forests must be managed in an environmentally appropriate, economically viable, and socially beneficial manner in order to become FSC certified. Only timber that comes from forests meeting these strict standards can carry the FSC label.

A chain of custody tracks the timber through every stage in the supply chain and is monitored through the invoicing process. The product receives a final label with a code to confirm that the item is genuinely FSC.

For more information on the Forest Stewardship Council visit them here.


Modern Slavery Policy

Slavery, child labour and human trafficking are serious crimes and a violation of fundamental human rights. There are various forms of this ‘Modern Slavery’ which deprives victims of their liberty and usually involves financial exploitation.

At AVS we conduct our business fairly, ethically and with respect to fundamental human rights. We are fully committed to the prevention of all forms of slavery, forced labour or servitude, child labour and human-trafficking, both in our business and in our supply chains. We will not tolerate it.

Preventing Slavery and Human-Trafficking in our Business

AVS makes appropriate checks on all employees, recruitment agencies and suppliers, to know who is working for, or on behalf of us.

AVS provides every employee with a written contract of employment. We pay every employee in accordance with the law. We comply with our legal obligations to ensure the health and safety of all of our employees and workers, including in relation to working hours, rest breaks and holidays.

If you are one of our Suppliers

If you supply AVS with goods or services, you must assess your business and supply chains and confirm to our Human Resources Manager that you comply with your legal obligations, in relation to Modern Slavery, and are committed to ensuring there is no slavery, forced labour or servitude, child labour or human trafficking taking place in your business, or any of your supply chains.

If you breach this policy, or are found to have slavery or human-trafficking in your business, or knowingly in your supply chain, AVS may terminate the contract with you and pursue its legal remedies against you.

If you are an Employee or Worker providing services for us

You must immediately report any suspicions of Modern Slavery or human-trafficking in our business or supply chains to our Human Resources Manager. The Human Resources Manager will investigate and report to our Board of Directors, within a reasonable time, on actions which may require to be taken.

You will not suffer any detrimental treatment as a result of reporting any genuine concerns, raised in good faith, under this policy. This applies, even if after investigation, they are found to be mistaken. If you believe that you have suffered any such treatment, you should immediately inform the Human Resources Manager and if you are an employee, refer to our Grievance and Whistleblowing Policies.