The Modern Slavery Act 2015
The Modern Slavery Act 2015 ("the Act") requires all businesses to play their part in stopping modern slavery in global supply chains. Brintons Carpets Limited ("Brintons") and its subsidiaries are committed to being a responsible business and complying with the requirements of the Act.
Section 54 of the Act (Transparency in Supply Chains) requires Brintons to publish a statement on its website of the steps taken during the financial year to ensure that slavery and human trafficking is not taking place in any part of our supply chain or in any part of our own business.
Brintons is an international manufacturer and distributor of high quality woven carpets and rugs. The Group, headquartered in Kidderminster, designs, manufactures and distributes a range of high quality woven carpets and rugs.
Brintons non-UK subsidiaries are not subject to the Act and are therefore not within the scope of this statement. Nevertheless it is Brintons Group policy that the entire Group complies with this Act and each subsidiary, wherever it is located, maintains the Group’s high standards of integrity and ethical behaviour.
We have a number of internal procedures in place that contribute to ensuring modern slavery does not occur in our business by ensuring all employment and recruitment practices comply with both local and UK employment laws, such as:
Brintons operates its business both lawfully and ethically and this includes working with suppliers that have the same values. Brintons expects its suppliers to operate in accordance with all applicable laws, including respect for individual's human rights and the environmental and safety impacts of products and services.
All suppliers to Brintons must agree to abide by Brintons ethical standards and have:
We have risk assessed all current suppliers and for all high risk and material suppliers we have sought positive confirmation of their compliance with the Act.
All new suppliers must provide positive confirmation of compliance before Brintons places an order with them.
We have an internal modern slavery policy.
Chief Executive Officer
For an on behalf of the Directors of Brintons Carpets Limited
October 2018 (for the financial year ended 29th September 2018)