Modern Slavery Policy

Modern Slavery & Human Trafficking Policy

Introduction from the Managing Director

Slavery and human trafficking remain a hidden blight in our global society. We all have a responsibility to be alert to the risks, however small, in our business and in the wider supply chain. Staff are expected to report concerns and management to act upon them.

Organisation’s Structure

We are a manufacturer of thermal transfer labels and distributor of associated products. The company is based in Manchester, United Kingdom.

The company has an annual turnover of over £9.9m, with 28 members of staff.

Our Business and Supply Chains

Our business is organised into 3 business units:

- Manufacturing

- Sales

- Distribution


Our supply chains include the sourcing of raw materials in the form of jumbo rolls and associated slitting consumables and packaging products. Sales includes the sourcing of 3rd party products (thermal printer hardware, barcode scanning equipment etc); such sourcing is transacted with reputable, multi-national organisations with a demonstrable policy on Modern Slavery and supply chain traceability.

Our Policies and Diligence Processes on Slavery and Human Trafficking

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.

As part of our initiative to identify and mitigate risk:

- Where viable, we conduct audits of our key suppliers,

- All suppliers confirm in writing that they comply with this statement,

- We build long-standing relationships with our suppliers and make clear our expectations of business behaviour,

- With regard to international supply chains, we expect these entities to have suitable anti-slavery and human trafficking policies and processes. We expect each entity in their supply chain to, at least, adopt ‘one-up’ due diligence on the next link in the chain as it is not practical for us to achieve this (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.

Supplier Adherence to Our Values

We have zero tolerance for slavery and human trafficking. We expect all those in our supply chain and contractors to comply with our values.

Our suppliers are responsible for compliance in their respective departments and for their supplier relationships.

Training

- Use of labour monitoring and payroll systems; and

- Level of communication and personal contact with the next link in the supply chain and their understanding of, and compliance with, our expectations.


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.

Our Effectiveness in Combating Slavery and Human Trafficking

We use the following key performance indicators (KPIs) to measure how effective we have been in ensuring that slavery and human trafficking are not taking place in any part of our business or supply chains:

- Use of labour monitoring and payroll systems; and

- Level of communication and personal contact with the next link in the supply chain and their understanding of, and compliance with, our expectations

- Key supplier audits & questionnaires, in line with ISO:9001 / ISO:14001 & other industry standards.


This statement is made under section 54(1) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and constitutes our company's slavery and human trafficking statement for the current financial year.

 MIKE JACKSON

MANAGING DIRECTOR