We are committed to ensuring that there is no modern slavery or human trafficking in our supply chain or in any part of our business. Our anti-slavery and human trafficking 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 chain.
Supplier Adherence to our Values and Ethics
We have zero tolerance to slavery and human trafficking and expect those in our supply chain and contractors to comply with our values and ethics. The company directors are responsible for compliance in their respective departments and for their supplier relationships.
Our effectiveness in combating Slavery and Human Trafficking
We will keep under review, monitor and assess how effective we are to ensure that slavery and human trafficking is not taking place in any part of our business or supply chain and we will take and implement all appropriate steps and measures to act on the findings and outcomes of any such reviews and assessments and maximise our effectiveness and continual improvement.
Due diligence processes for slavery and human trafficking
As part of our initiative to identify and mitigate risk:
- Where possible, we build long standing relationships with local suppliers and make clear our expectations of business behaviour;
- With regards to national or international supply chains, our point of 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 expect each entity in the supply chain to, at least, adopt ‘one-up’ due diligence on the next link in the chain. It is not practical for us (and every other participant in the chain) to have a direct relationship with all links in the supply chain.
- 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 training to relevant members of staff. All directors have been briefed on the subject.
This statement is made pursuant to section 54(1) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and constitutes 20.20’s slavery and human trafficking statement for the financial year ended 31 July 2017. The statement has been approved by our Board of Directors.