An important message for existing and potential suppliers to the Henry Boot Group of Companies (“the Group”).
We want to alert you to a fraud scam that is targeting existing and potential suppliers of equipment to the Group, as well as other businesses, nationally and globally. Please take the necessary precautions so that you are not a victim of this scam.
The scam operates in the following way:
Identifying fraudulent emails and purchase orders
The following will be evident in these fraudulent emails and purchase orders:
If you are ever unsure about a quotation request sent by email, or the subsequent purchase order, please contact us via the details below or a known Group contact.
Please do not attempt to call any phone numbers contained within the fraudulent emails that purport to be Group numbers as they may attract a service charge.
Advice for Suppliers
In addition to the above information, suppliers should note the following:
You can find an example of this here.
What we are doing
The Group is, wherever possible, reporting all instances of known fraudulent activity to the Police via Action Fraud.
Keeping relevant Group staff members aware of all activities and updates to this situation.
Henry Boot Construction Limited – email@example.com https://www.henrybootconstruction.co.uk/contact-us
Banner Plant Limited – http://www.bannerplant.co.uk/contact
Hallam Land Management is a part of the Henry Boot Group of Companies.
The Modern Slavery Act 2015 - Group Statement: View here
“Henry Boot PLC and its Group Companies has, following the introduction of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 (the “Act”) implemented a number of measures which seek to bring about greater transparency and scrutiny into our various supply chains, in order to combat slavery and trafficking activities. Further to this, over the past year we have been reviewing the measures put in place and seeking to identify additional actions to strengthen our due diligence and transparency. The aim of the Act is in line with our own ‘Henry Boot Way’ Vision and Values, as updated in 2017, which include ‘Respect’, ‘Integrity’ and ‘Collaboration’, all of which are relevant to our approach in this regard.
We continue to keep under regular review our Human Trafficking and Slavery Statement (the ‘Statement’), setting out the activities undertaken to reduce the risk of slavery and trafficking activities being present within our business operations. These measures include the introduction of an Anti-Slavery Policy, due diligence requirements, and mandatory contract clauses seeking compliance by our supply chain with appropriate anti-slavery measures. Additional measures that have recently been put into place to increase knowledge and vigilance throughout our organisation and supply chain include posters and awareness cards across our sites.
We will continue to regularly work with our partners, contractors, suppliers and other stakeholders, as well as keeping industry best practice under review, to monitor our approach for effectiveness, and consider any changes or additional measures as appropriate.”
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Henry Boot PLC
Chief Executive Officer