Wagstaff Bros Ltd
Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking Statement. 01.01.2018.


Introduction


This Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking Statement relates to actions and activities during the financial year 1January 2017 to 31 December 2017.

The statement sets down Wagstaff Bros Ltd’s commitment to preventing slavery and human trafficking in our business activities and the steps we have put in place with the aim of ensuring that there is no slavery or human trafficking in our own business and supply chains. We all have a duty to be alert to risks, however small.  Staff are expected to report their concerns and management to act upon them.


Organisational structure and supply chains

This statement covers the business activities of Wagstaff Bros Ltd which are as follows:

The sourcing of office furniture products from manufacturers, hire of office equipment and commercial fit-out for its commercial clients. The Company was formed in 1903 and is a medium sized limited liability family owned company.

The Company currently operates in the United Kingdom.

The following is the process by which the Company assesses whether particular activities or countries are high risk in relation to modern slavery or human trafficking:
 

• Examination of the types of products that we source.
• Verify the production processes and materials used.
• Establish the supply chain involved in the products sourced.
• Establish the countries involved in the supply of materials.
• Review countries that might be in the high risk category.
• Ensure we have in depth knowledge of the companies in the supply chain.


Responsibility for the Company’s anti-slavery initiatives is as follows:

The HR Manager is responsible for creating and reviewing policies. The process by which our Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking Statement is developed involves looking at best practice and adapting to the needs of the business, whilst constantly reviewing our supply chain and identifying any changes in the sourcing and category of materials used in the production process.


Training


To ensure a good understanding of the risks of modern slavery and human trafficking in our business and supply chains, the Company requires all staff and suppliers to be fully aware of our policies and realise the detrimental impact of Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking on our society.


Policies


The Company is committed to ensuring that there is no modern slavery or human trafficking in our business or our supply chains. This Statement affirms its intention to act ethically in our business relationships.

The following policies set down our approach to the identification of modern slavery risks and steps to be taken to prevent slavery and human trafficking in our operations:


2.1 Whistleblowing Policy - the Company encourages all its workers, customers and other business partners to report any concerns related to its direct activities or its supply chains.

2.2 Company Code of Conduct - The Code of Conduct sets down the actions and behaviour expected of employees when representing the Company.

2.3 Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Policy - The Company’s CSR policy summarises how we work responsibly with suppliers and local communities.

  

Due Diligence Processes for Slavery and Human Trafficking

The Company undertakes due diligence when considering taking on new suppliers, and regularly reviews its existing suppliers. The Company’s due diligence process includes building long-standing relationships with suppliers, making clear our expectations of business partners and evaluating the modern slavery and human trafficking risks of each new supplier and invoking sanctions against suppliers that fail to improve their performance. Our association with the Forestry Stewardship Council strengthens our resolve and serves to ensure the elimination of Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking by auditing companies throughout the supply chain from Forestry activities to end users.

This Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking Statement will be regularly reviewed and updated as necessary. The Board of Directors endorses this policy statement and is fully committed to its implementation. This Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking Statement has been approved and authorised by:

Name: Richard Ansell

Position: Chairman

Date: 01.01.2018

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