We are committed to ensuring that there is no modern slavery or human trafficking in our supply chains or in any part of our business. We are committed to acting ethically and with integrity in all our business relationships and to implementing and enforcing effective systems and controls to ensure slavery and human trafficking is not taking place anywhere in our supply chains.
We have zero tolerance to slavery and human trafficking. We expect all those in our supply chain and contractors to comply with our values. As part of our procedures to identify and mitigate risk we:
- Build long-standing relationships with local suppliers and make clear our expectations of business behaviour.
- Have a policy of “knowing our customer” to ensure that we are contracting with appropriate businesses.
- With regards to national or international supply chains, our point contact is
preferably with a UK company or branch and we expect these entities to have suitable anti-slavery and human trafficking policies and processes.
- We have in place systems to encourage the reporting of concerns and the protection of whistle blowers.
To ensure a high level of understanding of the risks of modern slavery and human trafficking in our supply chains and our business, we provide briefings to all our employees.
We use the following key performance indicators (KPIs) to measure how effective we have been to ensure that slavery and human trafficking is not taking place in any part of our business or supply chains:
- Completion of audits by Directors and the Quality Manager
- Use of staff monitoring and payroll systems; and
- Level of communication and personal contact with next link in the supply chain and their understanding of, and compliance with, our expectations