Modern slavery is a crime and a violation of fundamental human rights. It takes various forms, such as slavery, servitude, forced and compulsory labour and human trafficking, all of which have in common the deprivation of a person’s liberty by another to exploit them for personal or commercial gain.
We are committed to improving our practices to combat slavery and human trafficking.
This statement is made under section 54(1) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and constitutes our organisation’s slavery and human trafficking statement for the financial year ending 2019.
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. In light of the obligation to report on measures to ensure that all parts of our business and supply chain are slavery-free, we have reviewed our workplace policies and procedures to assess their effectiveness in identifying and tackling modern slavery issues.
Our workplace policies and procedures demonstrate our commitment 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 are FSC and PEFC Certified
As part of our initiative to identify and mitigate risk, we ensure we trade with Anti-slavery and human trafficking policies and also suppliers that are FSC or PEFC Certified We have in place systems to:
We have zero tolerance to slavery and human trafficking. To ensure all those in our supply chain and contractors comply with our values we have in place a supply chain compliance programme.
[OUTLINE PROGRAMME. THIS MIGHT INCLUDE E.G. AUDIT, TRAINING, CLAUSES IN SUPPLIER AGREEMENTS REQUIRING COMPLIANCE WITH ANTI SLAVERY MEASURES. ALTERNATIVELY, STATE THAT THE BUSINESS INTENDS TO REVIEW ITS AGREEMENTS AND DEALINGS WITH SUPPLIERS TO ENSURE COMPLIANCE WITH ANTI SLAVERY MEASURES]
We have a dedicated compliance team, which consists of Sales and Procurement The compliance team is led by Andrew Goto.
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 intend to provide training to our staff. We also require our business partners to provide training to their staff and suppliers and providers.
We ensure that all our supplies of timber are:
Due to increased workload, we are experiencing some delays which may lead to longer lead-times of 15 to 20 working days.