Modern Slavery Act
The Company recognises its moral and legal responsibility with regards to modern slavery and human trafficking and will endeavour to ensure that no such activities arise in the operation of our business.
We manufacture, import and distribute bathroom fittings and associated accessories. We are part of the Ideal Standard International Group (the Group) and our ultimate parent company is Ideal Standard International NV which has its head office in Belgium. The Group operates in over 30 countries worldwide and employs some 10,000 people. In the UK, the Company employs circa 1000 employees.
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. Our Modern Slavery Policy reflects 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.
In addition, and in line with our commitment to act with integrity in all our business dealings, we also operate the following relevant policies:
- Code of Conduct & ethics
- Whistleblowing Policy
- Equality Policy
- Anti – Corruption and Bribery Policy
- Supplier Code of Conduct
Our supply chains include local, national and international partners and the Company will not knowingly do business with parties who violate applicable laws and regulations, including local, environmental and employment laws.
We have in place systems to identify and assess potential risks in our supply chain, mitigate these risks and protect whistle-blowers. This includes:
- Requiring all suppliers to comply with our Ethical Trading Policy
- Operating a standard procurement process under which all suppliers demonstrate compliance according to the Ideal Standard UK Ltd Supplier Code of Conduct.
- Giving all suppliers a copy of our Anti-Slavery Policy and requesting that they provide their own policy.
- Undertaking additional due-diligence on suppliers where there is deemed to be an additional risk of slavery or human trafficking
- Conducting regular supplier audits
- Operating a dedicated compliance team to monitor supply chain compliance
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 training to our procurement, supply chain and manufacturing employees. We also require our business partners to provide training to their staff and suppliers and providers. New employees will be briefed as per the induction process.
Effectiveness and Performance Review
We do not have key performance indicators in place as any instance would be expected to amount to a breach of our employment practices, group policies and/or supplier standards and terms and condition, compliance of which is are reviewed and monitored on a regular basis.
This statement is made pursuant to section 54(1) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and constitutes our slavery and human trafficking statement for the financial year ending 2018.