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ALM – Slavery & Human Trafficking Statement

ALM – Slavery & Human Trafficking Statement 2020

This statement is made pursuant to section 54 (1) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and sets out the steps we have taken to ensure that our business as well as our supply chains are free from slavery and human trafficking.


ALM are committed to preventing slavery and human trafficking occurring in any of its corporate activities, as well as seeking to ensure that our supply chains are also free from such practices.

Our organizational structure and operations

ALM is a roofing materials distributor specializing in sheet lead, hard metals and associated products.

We employ 45 people at our site in Hoddeson, England.

We have an annual turnover of £50 million.

Nature of our supply chains

Our key supplier chains involve the supply of recycled lead from our sister company Jamestown Industries Limited and a variety of market leading suppliers of Hard Metals and associated products. A list of approved suppliers is available from the purchasing department.

Policies relating to slavery and human trafficking

Our Anti-slavery policy reflects our commitment to implementing and enforcing effective procedures and controls to minimize the risks of human trafficking and other modern slavery practices infiltrating our business operations or supply chains, and to acting ethically and with integrity in all of our business activities and relationships. We ensure that our suppliers are aware of our policies and take appropriate measure to ensure that our suppliers adhere to the same high standards.

Risk Assessment

We have carried out a risk assessment to assess which of our own activities and supply chains represent the highest risk in respect of slavery or human trafficking.

• Purchase of components from Non-EU countries
• Distribution services
• Maintenance and cleaning services

We also seek to continually review the operations of existing suppliers in relation to the risk of modern slavery and human trafficking.

Due diligence processes in relation to slavery and human trafficking

In order to monitor and mitigate the risks of slavery and human trafficking occurring within our supply chains we aim to undertake supplier audits and assessments in relation to all suppliers identified as being high risk according to the risk assessment procedures described above.

Staff training

We provide training to key staff to ensure that they understand the risks of modern slavery and human trafficking infiltrating our business or supply chains and effectively operate our policies and procedures aimed at mitigating this risk.

Management meetings are used to communicate with key personnel.

We also require our key business partners to provide such training for their own staff.

Monitoring of our anti-slavery policy

We intend to use the following key performance indicator measurements to monitor how effective we have been in ensuring that slavery and human trafficking is not taking place in any part of our business or supply chains.

Supplier audit and assessment schedule to be completed in allocated time frames.

Barry Smith
Managing Director




IMI Group and all the companies within the group take compliance with competition law extremely seriously.

We are fully committed to our competition law compliance policy, which has been developed along with a leading competition law specialist with over 30 years of experience. We are equally committed to ensuring that our employees are in no doubt as to their obligations as outlined in our policy.

Fair competition is important to the IMI group. We expect all our business partners to comply with all applicable laws and regulations, including competition law. We are willing to share details of our competition compliance policy with our business partners and to assist those partners currently without a policy to develop one.



11th/12th September 2019 at NCTS HODDESDON

Venue: NCTS Training Services Ltd, Geddings Road; Hoddesdon; EN11 0NT


–  2 days training course
–  max. 6 attendees


  1. theoretical part 
    about traditional metal roofing and wall cladding
  2. tools for metal roofing
    tools for traditional metal roofing (which tools are necessary, suitable and reasonable, which are recommended by PREFA)
  3. welting/seaming skills
    tips and tricks about welting and seaming
  4. detailing
    details like eaves, valleys, ridges,…
  5. practical excercises
    cladding a certain area with different details




RCI Show 2019

ALM would like to welcome you to the RCI Show 2019, come along to stand G3 and talk all things lead and hard metals.

There will also be practical demonstrations taking place throughout both days.

Stop by and leave your details for a chance to win a great prize.

See you on the 27th or 28th March at the Ricoh Arena.



NFRC Roofing Awards 2018

Congratulations to Full Metal Jacket for scooping 3 firsts at this year’s NFRC roofing awards.  

In the Lead Roofing category – The British Museum Islamic Galleries installing Enviro Lead supplied by Associated Lead Mills.

In the Fully Supported Metal – The Royal Victoria Pavilion installing Rheinzink Bright zinc supplied by Associated Lead Mills Hard Metals.

And to cap it all The Royal Victoria Pavilion was voted “Roof Of The Year”.

Congratulations all round, a positive partnership in action.

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ALM sponsor the NCTS – National Construction Training Services

The National Construction Training Service (NCTS) is a provider of training for the roofing industry. Dedicated to ensuring an outstanding level of training across the many roofing disciplines in metal, flat and pitched roofing. The professional and progressive programme of courses are designed to inspire and educate roofers across the country. They work with roofing federations, roofing training groups, manufacturers and employers from across the industry and are able to offer a variety of comprehensive training courses designed to fit with your needs, no matter your level of skill.


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Associated Lead Mills and ALM Hard Metals endeavour to deliver all materials using our own team of drivers and fleet of vehicles.

No matter how big or small the order, ALM can deliver using any of the several trucks we run on a daily basis. Our trucks can deliver anything from 1 metal sheet to 20+tons in coil with HIAB Crane Offload available upon request. We also run small trucks to cater for awkward site access and small order deliveries.

Once a contract is placed for large order quantities, ALM will hold the stock in our secure premises and allow the customer to “call off” material as and when required. Invoices are only raised upon delivery so providing the customer initially secures their order with a contract, we will hold the price set by the contract preventing any effects the London Metal Exchange may have on the metals worth.

Following strict assessment, ALM’s whole transport department has been awarded FORS accreditation.

FORS is a method of recognising fleet operations which comply with the requirements of the FORS standard. The FORS standard is based upon lawfulness, safety, efficiency, and environmental protection.

FORS is a voluntary certification scheme aimed at ensuring that fleet operators work lawfully and to best practice as stated in the FORS standard. This standard allows ALMs fleet to carry out deliveries on certain sites and in certain locations where non registered carriers cannot

    • Management
    • Vehicles
    • Drivers
    • Operations

ALM meets the criteria set out in the FORS standards following a company audit which took place on our premises and was carried out buy an independent FORS auditor.

Order collection is also possible from either of our two Hoddesdon based warehouses.

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Awards and Associations

Associated Lead Mills are the main sponsor for the Murdoch Awards.

The Murdoch Awards is the ultimate accolade for any lead worker confident enough to put their projects forward allowing their workmanship and abilities to come under the scrutiny of judges and peers.

With regard to associations, ALM are members of all governing bodies ensuring that as a distributor to the UK industry, we are kept up to date with details and information that could affect our customers which include installers, fabricators, architects and main contractors.

We are pleased to be members and associate members of the following.


The LCA (Lead Contractors Association)

Lead and Hard Metals

The NFRC (National Federation of Roofing Contractors)

The CRC (Confederation of Roofing Contractors)

Hard Metals

The FTMRC (Federation of Traditional Metal Roofing Contractors)