Modern Slavery Act
Slavery & human trafficking statement
This statement is made pursuant to Section 54 of the Modern Slavery Act 2015, ‘Transparency in the Supply Chains’. The statement will be reviewed and updated annually. Each statement will be approved by the Board of Directors.
This statement relates to our financial year 2016/17; year ending 28 February 2017.
Footasylum plc are a nationwide retailer with 60 stores and web presence with other fascia’s inclusive of the Business. Our supply chain entails the purchasing of goods for sale to our consumer, and goods and services that support the operation of our stores, offices and warehouse units. Referring specifically to products purchased for resale, there are numerous levels of suppliers and manufacturers throughout the production and purchase process. Footasylum plc takes an active role in policing compliance in this area.
Last year the business identified a number of risk indicators to the Business and detailed how it would address those areas for concern. The approach included:
- Establishing the ‘Supplier Code of Conduct’ for our goods and service suppliers which all existing and new suppliers are required to sign and adhere to. Copies of which are stored at Head Office.
- Establishing an Ethical Sourcing Policy which details the above mentioned Code of Conduct. This Policy details our commitment as a Business and our expectations of the suppliers that we work with.
- Guidance and training provided to all relevant personnel with regard to identifying potential risks during supplier visits and appropriate escalation processes.