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Modern Slavery Statement

Sloane Retail Solutions is committed to understanding modern slavery risks and safeguarding against slavery, servitude, forced or compulsory labour, child labour and human trafficking in our organisation and throughout our supply chain.

We promote ethical business practices in our organisation and our wider supply chain to ensure compliance with applicable laws including the UK Modern Slavery Act 2015, and to maintain our position of trust we hold with our global clients.

We think that it is vital to work in partnership with those in our supply chain.  Through a robust auditing programme reviewed and implemented in 2018, we engage with our stakeholders and key strategic direct suppliers to help us understand the risk of modern slavery.  As part of our Selection and Evaluation of Suppliers procedure, in 2018, we included a specific section of the audit to ensure that the supplier’s modern slavery and trafficked labour policy and statement comply with our own Code of Conduct, which sets out the minimum standards required to combat modern slavery and trafficking.  Through 2019 we will work even harder with our key strategic supply chain partners to obtain visibility of extended supply chains for any components or assemblies that they outsource to service our specific requirements.
We operate responsible recruitment practices; working with a limited number of approved third party service providers for the supply of temporary workers in our operational areas, for the supply of cleaners in our offices and for the supply of security personnel.  We work collaboratively with those who supply our temporary labour to ensure all workers receive a fair and equitable rate of pay (in compliance with local standards and regulations), to provide them with relevant health & safety training and to ensure they are aware of opportunities to transfer to permanent employment when vacancies arise.  By the end of 2018, each service provider will have to comply with our Code of Conduct if they wish to continue working with us.

We have a zero-tolerance approach to modern slavery in our organisation or our supply chain. The prevention, detection and reporting of modern slavery in any part of our organisation or supply chain is the responsibility of all those working for us or on our behalf. Our procurement specialists and those responsible for the relationships with other third party suppliers receive training to equip them to spot the signs of modern slavery and raise awareness of how to mitigate risks.  Our policies make it clear that workers must not engage in, facilitate or fail to report any activity that might lead to, or suggest, a breach. We provide details of the corporate compliance hotline to all employees to allow complaints to be raised in confidence and investigated independently.  We will take any allegation and / or breach very seriously and, with the full support of our parent company, will take all necessary actions to eradicate all actual or potential breaches.