Policies and management
Our Code of Conduct sets out our commitment to upholding human rights and to taking steps to prevent slavery and human trafficking. Our annually reviewed Modern Slavery Statement sets out the procedures we employ to mitigate these risks. Our Responsible Sourcing Policy also requires our preferred suppliers to have policies and procedures that protect employee rights, diversity and equality along with payment of the living wage.
We verify our employees have the right to work in the UK and make them aware of their rights and entitlements.
We aim to engage only with agency workers on a preferred supplier list, who ensure their workers have the right to work in the UK, who do not charge workers a work-finding fee and have procedures to minimise the risk of recruiting forced or compulsory labour.
Our on-boarding procedures for subcontractors are compliant with PAS 91 and we also ask additional questions that cover our Responsible Sourcing, Modern Slavery and Environmental policies with an aim to ensure we work with subcontractors who share our values.
Our supplier and manufacturing supply chain partners are subject to similar rigorous vetting processes which also encompass Responsible Sourcing, Modern Slavery and Environmental policies.
Our whistleblowing procedure encourages any employee or third party to confidentially raise a concern and these are always investigated.
We are not aware of any human rights issues in our own business or the supply chain.