Anti Slavery Statement
Parmley Graham Ltd
SLAVERY AND 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.
We are a distributor of Industrial Automation Products. The Company has its Head Office in the UK and all trading outlets are in the UK. The group has an annual turnover in excess of £36m.
OUR SUPPLY CHAINS
Our supply chains include the sourcing of finished goods principally related to the provision of industrial automation.
OUR POLICY 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 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 HUMANTRAFFICKING
As part of our initiative to identify and mitigate risk -
- Where possible we build long standing relationships with national and international suppliers and make clear our expectations of ethical business behavior.
- With regard to national or international supply chains, our point of contact is preferably with a UK company or branch and we expect these entities to have suitable anti-slavery and human trafficking policies and processes, in compliance with all national and international legislation which may apply. We expect each entity in the supply chain to, at least, adopt ‘one-up’ due diligence on the next link in the chain. It is not practical for us (and every participant in the chain) to have a direct relationship with all other 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 to slavery and human trafficking. We expect that all those in our supply chain comply with our values.
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 and Branch Managers have been briefed on the subject.
EFFECTIVENESS IN COMBATING SLAVERY AND HUMAN TRAFFICKING
We monitor the policies of our major suppliers 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. We ensure a level of communication and personal contact with the next link in the supply chain and their understanding of, and compliance with, our expectations.
We are also including a statement on all Purchase Orders issued by the Company requiring the supplier to ensure that they comply with the requirements of the Act.
This statement is made pursuant to section 54(1) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and constitutes our group's slavery and human trafficking statement for the current financial year