Modern Slavery Policy 

This statement is made on behalf of West Country Self Drive Ltd t/a Dorset Vehicle Rentals pursuant to section 54(1) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 (the 'Act'), and constitutes our slavery and human trafficking statement for the financial year ending 31st December 2022

Our business and structure

West Country Self Drive Ltd t/a Dorset Vehicle Rentals are an independent self-drive hire company (established in 1995). We are a limited company registered in England and Wales.

Purpose and voice

As a Group, West Country Self Drive Ltd t/a Dorset Vehicle Rentals maintains relationships with many different organisations in its supply chain, as well as employing a large number of people. West Country Self Drive Ltd t/a Dorset Vehicle Rentals have a zero tolerance approach to modern slavery both within the group and within its supply chains. We wholeheartedly endorse the legislation as a crucially important development in tackling slavery and human trafficking and we will not trade or partner with any business or organisation which is involved in this shocking practice however remotely or indirectly.

Our supply chains

Our supply chains include vehicle manufacturers, vehicle dealer groups, printing services, IT services, financial institutions, consultants and training providers. We have reviewed the risks that these supply chains can present and whilst we consider our exposure to modern slavery to be limited, we expect our suppliers and contractors to demonstrate a zero tolerance approach to exploitation.

Taking action

As part of our procurement process, we will only engage with suppliers and contractors who confirm their compliance with the Act.

Our people

We have promoted to all our employees that Modern Slavery is a global problem that affects us all. We have shared examples of how individuals can unwittingly be part of the cycle. We have highlighted that everyone has a vital role to play in tackling the issue.

Approval for this Statement

Adam Young, Head of Rental Operations

January 2023