Anti-Slavery Policy

We are committed to the fair and humane treatment of people in our own business and supply chain. Supply Chain Compliance team has primary responsibility for ensuring compliance to this Anti-Slavery policy. Management at all levels are responsible for ensuring those reporting to them understand and comply with this policy. We take strong steps to ensure no form of forced labor or human trafficking exists in our operations or supply chain. Our policy is made up of two primary components:

1‣ Modern Slavery

Since the UK Modern Slavery Act 2015 came into force, we have been committed to its implementation and have taken actions to continue promoting ethical business practices and policies that protect workers from being abused and exploited in any form, including but not limited to modern slavery, human trafficking, state-imposed forced labor, etc. In addition, we became a member of the Mekong Club in 2018. The Mekong Club brings industry-specific working groups together to eliminate modern slavery by encouraging like-minded companies to share experiences and work together to review available information, identify industry priorities and provide suggestions on what can be done on a practical level to positively influence workplace conditions and ethical recruitment. We publish an annual statement discussing efforts we make on this front.

2‣ Conflict-Free Minerals Commitment

Sourcing conflict-free minerals in our products further advances our commitment to responsible practices. We do not condone human rights abuses or violence in any form and therefore take steps to ensure that minerals procured for use in our products do not support conflicts in the Democratic Republic of Congo or adjoining countries. In this regard, we perform the necessary due diligence to avoid the use of minerals that benefit armed groups in these countries, in accordance with the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)’s Due Diligence Guidance for Responsible Supply Chains of Minerals from Conflict-Affected and High-Risk Areas. 

Our anti-slavery and human trafficking disclosure statement can be accessed below: