Modern Slavery Statement

The SHARD GROUP of companies (Shard Associates Ltd and Shard Projects Ltd (t/a Muse Interiors)) provide construction and property consultancy services, construction contracting and interior fit-out services and facilities support services to a variety of business and industry sectors for clients based in the UK and internationally.

Our objective is to provide a client focused, professional service to deliver projects that exceed expectation. In doing so we have a desire, as well as an obligation, to behave in a responsible and ethical manner in every endeavour. Our commitment to health and safety, quality, sustainability and environment, ethics and customer service is at the heart of our business.

We recognise that while providing our services we procure labour and materials, both directly and through our supply chains, and understand and acknowledge the potential risks for modern slavery to take place.

The Shard Group of companies maintains a zero-tolerance approach to modern slavery. In line with our core values we act with integrity in all our business dealings and relationships.

We require all our personnel who are involved in the procurement of labour to understand that not only is modern slavery a crime, it is also a violation of fundamental human rights, taking various forms such as slavery, servitude, forced and compulsory labour and human trafficking, all of which are a deprivation of a person’s liberty by another in order to exploit them for personal or commercial gain.

By implementing effective training, systems, and procedures we aim to risk manage and ensure modern slavery does not take place anywhere within our own business or in any business within our supply chain.

We aim to meet our obligations under the Modern Slavery Act 2015 by ensuring there is transparency in the way we work, the way we deal with customers and our suppliers and how we operate and report our checks and disclosure obligations.

We believe that modern slavery violates fundamental human rights and we are committed to playing our part in ensuring that this does not take place within our workplace and the wider community.

In adhering to this policy, in particular; we will:

  • Include as part of our contracting processes within our supply chain, obligations, and evidence compliance with the requirements of Modern Slavery Act 2015.
  • Encourage openness and provide support to anyone who raises genuine concerns in good faith under this policy, even if they turn out to be mistaken. We are committed to ensuring that no one suffers any detrimental treatment or is discriminated against, as a result of reporting in good faith their suspicion that modern slavery of whatever form is, or may be, taking place in any part of our own business or in the businesses of any of our supply chains.
  • Communicate our zero-tolerance approach to modern slavery with our supply chain and business partners at the outset of our business relationship with them. This includes our policy being part of all site inductions.
  • Provide training to our employees and those of our supply chain on the requirements of the Modern Slavery Act 2015.

All Shard employees are collectively and personally responsible for the communication, understanding and practical application of this policy. This policy will be made available to all new employees at recruitment stage and to our supply chain and to any other interested parties upon request. Revisions will be communicated to those affected by the changes.

Copies of our Anti-Slavery and Human Trafficking Policy will be displayed on all company and site notice boards.

Our employees have a personal responsibility to report any actual or suspected instances of modern slavery throughout the business or supply chain to their managers and directors.

The Company’s will review this policy annually and at such other times as may be required, to ensure it remains relevant and appropriate to the aims and objectives of our business.