Stott and May Statement against Human Slavery and Trafficking

Our Policy

At Stott and May we believe in the importance of equality in the workplace. Being a responsible corporate citizen is not only the right thing to do, it is good for the long-term viability of our business. We are committed to preventing acts of modern slavery and human trafficking from occurring within our business and the supply chain. We believe employment should be chosen. There must be no forced, bonded or involuntary prison labour. Supplier employees must not be required to lodge monies or identity papers in order to work and must be free to leave employment after the giving of reasonable notice.

 

We hold our suppliers, business partners and all other stakeholders to the same standards that we hold ourselves. We run a safe and ethical business that extends well beyond Stott and May. Our code of conduct is an overview of the guiding principles and values which govern how we make ethical decisions in conducting our business.

 

Contracts

Our contracts include a provision for all suppliers to warrant that it has not and will not engage in any activity, practice or conduct which would constitute an offence under the Modern Slavery Act 2015.

 

Certification

Stott and May require that every supplier reads and certifies compliance with our code of conduct in line with Modern Slavery Act 2015.

 

Verification and Risk Assessment

Stott and May require a due diligence process of supply chain risk based on international indices, supplier performance and other indicators of suppliers and contractors and have a supporting audit process. Our standard supplier contracts contain Compliance with Laws provisions which oblige the parties to comply with all laws applicable to their activities under the contract.

 

Audits

Verification of code conformance and assurance through our own supplier audit process including demonstration from our supply chain that they have passed down Stott and Mays requirements to their own suppliers and contractors and have supporting audit process.

 

Training

Stott and May ensure that any updates of changes to our code of conduct in relation to modern slavery and human trafficking are fed to all employees and all necessary and/or recommended training takes place.

 

If you wish to discuss our Statement against Human Slavery and Trafficking, please do not hesitate to contact

Patricija.nasirovaite@stottandmay.com