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MODERN SLAVERY AND HUMAN TRAFFICKING STATEMENT

Stapling and Nailing Supplies

MODERN SLAVERY AND HUMAN TRAFFICKING STATEMENT FOR THE FINANCIAL YEAR 2018- 2019

 

INTRODUCTION:

 

The Modern Slavery Act 2015 (the “Act”) is a UK law that came into force in 2015. The Act requires commercial organisations with an annual turnover of more than £36 million to publish a slavery and human trafficking statement for each financial year. As a major provider of commercial tools and associated fasteners, the company is fully supportive of the Act.

 

This statement sets out the steps taken during the financial year ended 31st August 2018 throughout the business to combat slavery and human trafficking in our business and supply chains.   This modern slavery and human trafficking statement is made on behalf of Stapling and Nailing Supplies  pursuant to section 54(1) Modern Slavery Act 2015.

 

OUR BUSINESS:

 

Whilst Stapling and Nailing Supplies LTD does not meet the £36 million turnover required to meet the mandatory conditions required for issuing a Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking Statement, however it has been judged internally that we are willing to demonstrate our intentions.

 

As a business, we provide a wide range of construction and upholstery related products to industrial businesses and end use consumers via the internet, word of mouth and long standing customers often based in the midlands. Is regulated by the Electronic commerce (EC directive) regulations 2002 and the sales of goods service data protection laws (1998) aligned  with GDPR implemented in the UK in May 2018. Additionally we comply with supplier agreements as to not represent any of the brands we sell in any way that undermines the brand. As a company we have 3.4  staff in our Stoke on Trent office and the majority of  our business is supplied within the UK. More information about our business can be found at: MyToolKit

 

 

 

OUR SUPPLY CHAINS

 

Stapling and Nailing Supplies re sells products from 12 manufacturers / distributers, some UK based with others off shore in Germany Sweden and Belgium, all of which claim Slavery and Human trafficking policies. All comply with UK and/or EU health and safety directives & regulations for the safe use of Nail and Staple Guns and mirror these exact instructions for use.  Payroll is outsourced to a UK company; other services are outsourced to international business, specifically web hosting, accounting package, email addresses and domain registration.

 

RECRUITMENT PRACTISES:

 

Stapling and Nailing Supplies has robust measures in place to prevent child employment or the recruitment of individuals who do not have the right to work in the UK.

Conducts stringent inductions in line with a strict check list, the production and filing of copies of original ID documents is pre requisite to recruitment at Stapling and Nailing Supplies LTD.

 

DUE DILIGENCE PROCESSES

 

Stapling and Nailing Supplies LTD has varying processes in relation to ensuring that slavery and human trafficking risks are appropriately managed and contnues working on these. To date these include:

 

  • Environmental policy
  • Safety Policy and Risk Assessment (updated regularly)
  • Equal Opportunities Policy
  • Alcohol and Drugs Policy
  • Right to Search Policy
  • Whistleblowing Policy
  • Disclosures in the Public Interest Policy (whistle blowing incorporated)
  • Mapping the supply chain broadly to assess product or geographical risks of modern slavery & human trafficking.
  • Evaluating the modern slavery and human trafficking risks if each new supplier
  • Reviewing on a regular basis, all aspects of the supply chain based on the supply chain mapping.
  • Our supplier representatives also visit our site regularly, ensuring best practice within our business.

 

The quesiton of slavery and human trafficking at the start of 2019. Sian Phillips (senior manager) at Stapling and Nailing Supplies commenced with the auditing of supplier websites to establish their stance with Modern Slavery and Human Traffiking. The majority of which do, the assumption around the others would be that their intentions and practice is present  but not on display due to their out of date websites. Plans are that we will be contacting the all suppliers to ensure that they are compliant with any applicable legislation surrounding working practices, modern slavery and human trafficking.

 

Financial year 2019 – 2020 is seen as a time to approach ‘said’ business’sin order to establish their stance. More over to establish how actively committed all suppliers are with compliance to this act. Moving on, to put in place a supplier code of conduct to ensure that they meet the standards set out within the code of conduct. Stapling and Nailing Supplies reconises that a statement such as this should be continually evolving due to our supply chain and theirs.

 

In the event of a critical failure, Stapling and Nailing Supplies ltd reserves the right to cancel any current and/or future orders, without notice, and immediate discontinuation of any business.

  

TRAINING

 

To ensure a high level of understanding of the risks of modern slavery and human trafficking in our supply chains and our business, staff working in and on behalf of Stapling and Nailing Supplies have been made aware of the provisions, requirements and importance of the Act.

 

APPROVAL

This Statement is made pursuant to section 54(1) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and constitutes our company’s slavery and human trafficking statement for the financial year ending 31st August 2019. This statement was approved by the board of directors of Stapling and Nailing Supplies ltd, who review and update it annually.

 

Directors Name:

Stephen Pollock

 

 

Date: 24/09/2019

 

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