Policy Statement:

This policy applies to all persons working for McHale Plant Sales Limited or on our behalf in any capacity, including employees at all levels, directors, officers, agency workers, seconded workers, volunteers, agents, contractors and suppliers.

McHale Plant Sales Limited strictly prohibits the use of modern slavery and human trafficking in our operations and supply chain. The Company has and will continue to be committed to implementing systems and controls aimed at ensuring that modern slavery is not taking place anywhere within our organisation or in any of our supply chains. We expect that our suppliers will hold their own suppliers to the same high standards.

Our organisation:

McHale Plant Sales Limited operates across the UK and Ireland from four locations, including the company’s registered office at Birdhill, Co. Tipperary, V94 V8F8.

Our activities are supply of construction machinery and parts and related servicing.

The automotive supply chain is one of the most complex in any industry, there can be multiple participants in the chain between the raw materials and the customer. We expect all contracted business partners in the supply chain to uphold high standards of conduct.

Our key suppliers are the machinery brands we distribute. These are all large, multinational brands with strong reputations.

Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking:

Modern slavery is a term used to encompass slavery, servitude, forced and compulsory labour, bonded and child labour and human trafficking. Human trafficking is where a person arranges or facilitates the travel of another person with a view to that person being exploited.

Modern slavery is a crime and a violation of fundamental human rights.


McHale Plant Sales Limited expects everyone working with us or on our behalf to support and uphold the following measures to safeguard against modern slavery:

  • We have a zero-tolerance approach to modern slavery in our organisation and our supply chains.
  • The prevention, detection and reporting of modern slavery in any part of our organisation or supply chain is the responsibility of all those working for us or on our behalf. Employees, contractors or suppliers must not engage in, facilitate or fail to report any activity that might lead to, or suggest, a breach of this policy.
  • We are committed to engaging with our stakeholders and suppliers to address the risk of modern slavery in our operations and supply chain.
  • The Company takes a risk based approach to our contracting processes and keep them under review. We assess whether the circumstances warrant the inclusion of specific prohibitions against the use of modern slavery and trafficked labour in our contracts with third parties. Using our risk based approach we will also assess the merits of writing to suppliers requiring them to comply with the minimum standards required to combat modern slavery and trafficking.

Consistent with our risk-based approach the Company may require:

  • Employment and recruitment agencies and other third parties supplying workers to our organisation to confirm their compliance with our Anti-Slavery and Human Trafficking Policy.
  • Suppliers and contractors engaging workers through a third party to obtain that third parties’ agreement to adhere to this Policy.
  • As part of our ongoing risk assessment and due diligence processes McHale Plant Sales Limited will consider whether circumstances warrant us carrying out audits of suppliers for their compliance with our Code of Conduct.
  • If the Company find that other individuals or organisations working on our behalf have breached this policy we will ensure that we take appropriate action. This may range from considering the possibility of breaches being remediated and whether that might represent the best outcome for those individuals impacted by the breach, to terminating such relationships.

Please report any suspected breaches of this policy to any Company Director.

Legal note: This statement is made pursuant to section 54(1) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 (UK) and constitutes the company’s current slavery and human trafficking statement.a