Slavery and human trafficking statement

SLAVERY & HUMAN TRAFFICKING STATEMENT

INTRODUCTION FROM THE MANAGING DIRECTOR

Slavery and human trafficking remains a hidden blight on our global society. We all have a responsibly 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 are expected 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 in excess of £2m.

OUR BUSINESS
Our business is organised into 3 business units: Manufacturing, sales and distribution.

OUR SUPPLY CHAINS
Our supply chains includes the sourcing of raw materials in the form of jumbo rolls and associated
slitting consumables and packaging products.

OUR POLICIES 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.

DUE DILIGENCE PROCESSES FOR SLAVERY AND HUMAN TRAFFICKING
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 regards to international supply chains, we expect these entities to have suitable antislavery 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 


SUPPLIER ADHERENCE TO OUR 

We have zero tolerance to slavery and human trafficking. We expect all those in our supply chain and contractors 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 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 to
ensure that slavery and human trafficking is 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 next link in the supply chain and their understanding of, and compliance with, our expectations.

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

 Iain Young Sig

Iain Young
Director
Bar Code Data Ltd

Download   Slavery Statement 

 

 

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