Anti Slavery Policy
MODERN SLAVERY AND HUMAN TRAFFICKING STATEMENT
Uk Wholesales 1 LTD
MODERN SLAVERY AND HUMAN TRAFFICKING STATEMENT FOR THE FINANCIAL YEAR [2020- 2021]
Uk Wholesales is committed to improving our practices to combat slavery and human trafficking. The company acknowledges responsibility to the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and will ensure transparency within the organisation and with suppliers of goods and services to the organisation.
This modern slavery and human trafficking statement is made on behalf of Uk Wholesales 1 LTD pursuant to section 54(1) Modern Slavery Act 2015.
Uk Wholesales 1 LTD is a leading provider of wholesale products and specialists in import and export of a multitude of products. These range from home textiles, healthcare services as well as services to the fashion industry. We also provide wholesale printed services on bed linen and duvet sets. We source from various countries around the world these include: United Kingdom, China, Malaysia, Thailand, Ireland, Scotland, India, Pakistan.
OUR SUPPLY CHAINS
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 Anti-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. We
OUR POLICIES AND CONTROLS
We have taken steps to identify, assess, and monitor potential areas of risk in relation to our supply chains.
Uk Wholesales LTD has established processes in place to vet potential and current suppliers for their involvement in modern slavery and human trafficking; such processes include on-site audits for those suppliers deemed to be in the medium and high-risk categories. This compliance due diligence includes, amongst other things, screening of Uk Wholesales LTD suppliers for the presence of forced and child labour. If we discover evidence of slavery or human trafficking with one of our suppliers through this process, we will refrain from doing business with this supplier and will report such conduct to the relevant authorities, as appropriate.
Uk Wholesales LTD regularly takes steps to identify the area of its business and its supply chains that are most at risk in relation to modern slavery and human trafficking by on-site audits for those suppliers deemed to be in the medium and high-risk categories.
DUE DILIGENCE PROCESSES
As part of our initiative to identify and mitigate risk we have in place systems to:
- Identify and assess potential risk areas in our supply chains.
- Mitigate the risk of slavery and human trafficking occurring in our supply chains.
- Monitor potential risk areas in our supply chains.
RISK MANAGEMENT AND ASSESSMENT OF EFFECTIVENESS
We have a 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. This consist of:
- Conducting risk assessments to determine which parts of our business and which of our suppliers are most at risk of modern slavery so that efforts can be focused on those areas.
- Engage with our suppliers both to convey to them our Anti-Slavery Policy and to gain and understanding of the measures taken by them to ensure modern slavery is not occurring in their business.
- Introduce contractual provisions to suppliers to confirm their adherence to this policy.
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 staff. We also require our business partners to provide training to their staff and suppliers and providers.
This modern slavery and human trafficking statement was approved by the Board of Directors of Uk Wholesales 1 LTD on 21/06/2020.
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