Modern Slavery Policy
We are proud of the steps we have taken to combat slavery and human trafficking and we are committed to constantly reviewing and improving our practices to combat slavery and human trafficking.
Better All Round Group remains vigilant towards imported goods and materials from outside of the UK and EU and their increased risk of slavery/human trafficking issues, operating a rigorous supplier monitoring programme to counter this.
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. Our Ethical Policy reflects 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 and human trafficking
As part of our initiative to identify and mitigate risk we monitor ethical standards across the business on a regular basis both internally and via external third-party audits. The site is compliant with ETI Base Code and undergo unannounced SEDEX Ethical Trade Audits. These are supported by our own annual Ethical verification audits. This activity is also supported by our Equal Opportunities Policy, and our commitments to ensuring the safety of our employees.
Our Supply Chains
Supply chain security and integrity is a crucial component of the business model. Robust technical and traceability systems ensure that our products are responsibly sourced from suppliers whose values are aligned with our own. Our terms require that our direct suppliers comply with all applicable laws and regulations. This includes anti- slavery and human trafficking legislation. We have proactively communicated to all our suppliers to ensure our suppliers understand and comply with this legislation.
As a company we use Labour Providers (temporary worker agencies) to supply a percentage of our workforce. Each Labour Provider is audited by trained ethical auditors periodically. Within these audits, the ETI Base code and controls around Modern Slavery are reviewed. We always monitor, assess and mitigate the potential risk areas in our supply chains and have robust systems in place to deal with such risks.
The business also has a Whistleblowing Policy and our employees have access to customer hotline (Tesco) for our employees to voice any concerns that they have, and this can be run concurrently in line with site Grievance policies. The Whistleblowing policy and hotline number is displayed at our site to ensure that all employees and temporary workers have access to it.
This statement is made pursuant to section 54(1) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015.