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Modern Slavery


Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking

Policy Statement
John Thompson & Sons Ltd is an organisation which acknowledges its responsibilities in relation to ethical business activity and in tackling modern slavery within our supply chain or in any other part of our business.  Our policies and our interaction with colleagues, as well as suppliers, reflects our commitment to acting ethically in all our operational matters.  We strive to ensure that we, and our supply chain, act in compliance with the Modern Slavery Act 2015, and will continue to monitor such compliance.

Due Diligence
We have undertaken an initial risk assessment, of all those areas within our business and our supply chain identified by legislation, with particular focus on child labour, forced labour, health and safety, worker’s rights, diversity and minimum pay.  We are committed to compliance with the Modern Slavery Act 2015, and as part of our Quality Assurance Programme we manage a vendor approval process such that our ethical trading risk assessments form an integral part of the approval process for new vendors; and which will include annual spot checks for approved vendors.

Training
We have developed training for our staff on the issue of modern slavery within our supply chains and our business.  We are committed to addressing modern slavery and ensuring ethical compliance, and have developed policies which we adhere to as a business.  These are made available within our staff handbook, and include a provision to address a safe mechanism for whistleblowing.

Declan Billington
Chief Executive
John Thompson & Sons Ltd

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