WE DO NOT MANUFACTURE THE VAST MAJORITY OF THE PRODUCTS THAT WE SELL, SO WE NEED TO MAINTAIN RELATIONSHIPS WITH SUPPLIERS AND MANUFACTURERS WORLDWIDE WHO CAN MEET OUR HIGH STANDARDS. THEY MUST DEMONSTRATE THAT THEY OPERATE IN ACCORDANCE WITH RECOGNISED STANDARDS THAT UPHOLD HUMAN RIGHTS AND SAFETY, PROHIBIT MODERN SLAVERY AND PROMOTE SUSTAINABLE SOURCING.

 

Modern Slavery Act 2015

Modern Slavery & Human Trafficking Statement

 

Introduction from Andrews Office Furniture

Modern slavery is a crime and a violation of fundamental human rights. It takes various forms, such as slavery, servitude, forced and compulsory labour and human trafficking, all of which have in common the deprivation of a person's liberty by another in order to exploit them for personal or commercial gain.

We are committed to improving our practices to combat slavery and human trafficking.

This statement is made pursuant to section 54(1) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and constitutes of our slavery and human trafficking statement for the financial year ending 30th June 2018.

 

Organisational Structure

We are a provider of office furniture in the retail and B2B sector.

 

Our Supply Chains

Our supply chains include manufacturers of office furniture in the UK and Europe.

During 2018 and 2019 we intend to carry out a audit of all our suppliers to confirm they comply.

 

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.

In light of the obligation to report on measures to ensure that all parts of our business and supply chain are slavery free we have reviewed our workplace policies and procedures to assess their effectiveness in identifying and tackling modern slavery issues.

Our workplace policies and procedures demonstrate 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 & Human Trafficking

As part of our initiative to identify and mitigate risk we have in place systems to:

  • Identify and assess potential risk areas in our supply chains
  • Mitigate the risk of slavery and human trafficking occurring in our supply chains
  • Monitor potential risk areas in our supply chains
  • Protect whistle blowers

 

Supplier Adherence to Our Values

We have zero tolerance to slavery and human trafficking. To ensure all those in our supply chain and contractors comply with our values we have in place a supply chain compliance programme, which includes a full review of our external suppliers and manufacturer.

 

Training

To ensure a high level of understanding of the risks of modern slavery and human trafficking in our supply chains and our business, we intend to provide training to our staff. We also require our business partners to provide training to their staff and suppliers and providers and provide evidence.

 

Further Steps

Following a review of the effectiveness of the steps we have taken to date to ensure that here is no slavery or human trafficking in our supply chains we intend to take the following further steps to combat slavery and human trafficking:

  • Written evidence from our supply chain to confirm they comply
  • Further training and awareness with our internal teams